Lip Augmentation (Fat, Collagen, Alloderm or Implant)
Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that creates fuller, plumper lips and reduces fine wrinkles around the mouth. There are several methods to augmentation or shaping the lips, including surgery, implant placement, or filler injection. You can consult Dr. Varasteh Kia to choose an appropriate method.
Lips may be injected with collagen or with fat transferred from another site in the patient’s body. One injection is usually sufficient to produce the desired result. Injections may need to be repeated periodically. Proper placement of the injected material is important.
Newer, longer-lasting options include implantable materials like AlloDerm, Gore-Tex, SoftForm, and soft ePTFE. AlloDerm, a natural collagen sheet made from donated skin, is inserted through tiny incisions inside the corners of the mouth. Once the AlloDerm implant is in place, it eventually becomes integrated with the natural tissues.