For restoring or increasing the volume of the lips we routinely use specific fillers made for this purpose. The advantage is they are readily available and safe to use. The disadvantage is the effect lasts for 4 to 6 month and then the procedure has to be repeated.
A longer lasting filling can be achieved with bodies own fat as a lipofilling procedure. A certain amount of the injected fat will settle in the tissue and stay alive, providing a more permanent effect.
In some cases, the shape of the lips needs to be improved or the red part of the lip needs to be enlarged. In these cases, a surgical enlargement of the red lip portion can be performed at our clinic. The scars heal usually very well leaving almost no marks behind.
All these above mentioned procedure are performed at our clinic in local anesthesia within 10 to 30 minutes.