Would you like your lips to appear fuller or smoother? There are many options out there for lip augmentation, all with their own list of pros and cons. The best choice for you will depend on the natural shape of your lips as well as your goals for the treatment.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are probably the most popular option out there currently. The results are temporary but relatively affordable. Since they are non-surgical, dermal fillers for lip augmentation will not leave you with downtime. Popular examples of dermal fillers include certain members of the Restylane® and Juvederm® families.

Benefits of Dermal Fillers

  • You can usually see immediate improvements
  • Results can last from months to a year
  • Treatments take only minutes
  • The amount of filler can be tweaked to fit your needs
  • Final results are usually apparent two weeks after treatment

Lip Implants

If you are in the market for something a little more permanent, consider implants for your lip augmentation. The implant is made from silicone rubber or something similar and is very flexible. Although surgery is involved, it is very straightforward.

Benefits of Lip Implants

  • You can achieve dramatic results
  • Results last for years
  • Surgical openings are easy to hide and rarely noticeable
  • The surgery can take as little as 30 minutes

Who is a Good Candidate for Lip Augmentation?

A good candidate for this procedure is someone with realistic goals and a positive outlook. It is also important that they are doing this procedure for themselves and not to please someone else. Certain medical conditions may prevent you from being able to have a lip augmentation procedure.

Get In Touch with Us for More Information

You can learn more about the different options for lip augmentation by making an appointment with Chase Lay, MD. At our convenient location in San Jose, CA, we would be happy to answer any questions and help you structure a personalized treatment plan. Contact us today to set up your consultation!