The Low Down on Lip Augmentation

Lip augmentation, or lip enhancements, is the name given to the cosmetic procedure in which more volume is added to the lips. It’s popular for those who feel like their lips lack the fuller appearance that they desire.

It’s a cosmetic treatment that is sought after by women of all ages, but definitely by older women. This is because lips lose their smooth appearance as we age – causing them to both sag and dry out.


If you’re considering lip augmentation to improve the appearance of your lips, it’s important to have all the facts.

Basic Facts

As we have already mentioned, lip augmentation is a cosmetic treatment that aims to add volume to the lips. This is most commonly done through an injectable dermal filler – although there are lots of different types. The most frequently used dermal filler is those that contain hyaluronic acid – this is actually a natural substance that is found within the human body. It’s thought to be a better alternative to fat injections, which were considered the most popular method in the past.

Hyaluronic acid is found in the body and is used so that structure and volume can be added to the lips. We usually say that one injection of this acid will last for around 9 -12 months – more may be needed after this period. The different types of hyaluronic acid fillers used include Juvederm and Restylane.



What Are The Side Effects Involved?

When it comes to lip augmentation, we say what we say about any type of cosmetic procedures, which is that there is always the possibility of side effects. However, the risk of this happening is relatively low – it all depends on how your individual body reacts to the treatments. Possible side effects include:

  • Bleeding
  • Redness
  • Tender lips/Swelling of the lips

A more serious infection or bad allergic reactions could occur but they are both extremely rare. It’s important to report it straight away if you feel like it’s happened to you.



If you’re considering lip augmentation and would like to speak to a professional before making a decision, please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Fiona Clossick Facial Aesthetics.

We specialise in a number of different aesthetic treatments, including the application of Botulinum Toxin A injections in Birmingham. For more information, please just give us a call on 07815904578 and a member of the team will be happy to arrange an appointment with you.

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