Lip Augmentation (Implants & Grafts)
Hyaluronic acid (e.g. Juvederm) injection is a popular temporary augmentation technique, but for more lasting results we favour dermal fat grafting. Your own tissues are carefully harvested (ideally from a pre-existing scar), and threaded through the lips to produce increased volume and definition. As they are your own tissues, the graft does not carry the risks of exposure or extrusion like an artificial implant, and there is no risk of inflammatory lumps (granulomata). Reduction of enlarged lips involves direct excision of red lip from within the oral cavity, with the scar well hidden from view. The white lip underneath the nose can appear long in some individuals. Shortening of an elongated white lip is performed by excision along the base of the nose.