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What Are the Different Types of Lip Enhancements?

Lip enhancements have grown widely in popularity due to the rising demand for full, pouty, more defined lips. The procedure involves plumping up one’s lips by administering a type of dermal filler. One of the reasons lip augmentation has become so popular is because of how minimally invasive the procedure is and its ability to create subtle or dramatic volume in one’s lips for around six to nine months at a time.

When researching lip augmentation for fuller lips, a wide variety of dermal fillers come up. It can be difficult to decide which one to choose from. Here is a breakdown of the dermal fillers board-certified plastic surgeons at Imagos Plastic Surgery in Miami, FL use to help you decide which one you’d like to try.

Dermal Fillers Used for Augmentation


Restylane is a line of hyaluronic acid fillers that plastic surgeons use to help enhance volume in the small parts of patient’s faces because of its thicker consistency. When injected by a board-certified and highly trained professional, this dermal filler can smooth wrinkles and restore volume to areas like underneath the eyes, around the nose, and the lips.

There are a variety of Restylane products on the market that can be used on various parts of the face. These products include Restylane Silk, which is an FDA-approved filler for lip augmentation and perioral lines, or smoker’s lines, around the mouth. Due to its thicker, smoother consistency, it provides patients with softer more precise results.


Juvéderm is a line of hyaluronic acid fillers created to the help address signs of aging on the face, such as lost volume on the cheeks, forehead, chin, jawline, and the lips. Juvéderm comes in several different formulas. The two that are most used for lip augmentations are the following:

  • Juvéderm Ultra XC
  • Juvéderm Volbella XC

Both fillers help improve lip plumpness and fullness, as well as lessen the appearance of fine lines around the lips. The end results are smooth, natural-looking lips.

What Should I Expect from a Lip Enhancement Procedure?

The actual procedure involves cleansing the injection site and administering the appropriate lip filler into the area using an ultra-fine needle. For best results, your surgeon will gently sculpt and manipulate the substance into the proper position and shape it with their fingers. Both Restylane and Juvéderm contain lidocaine, which will lessen the discomfort of the treatment. Your surgeon can also numb the injection site with lidocaine prior to your procedure.

Some common side effects of lip augmentation include swelling, bruising, and redness at the injection site which should resolve within a few hours.

Want a Fuller, Natural-Looking Pout? Contact Imagos Plastic Surgery Today!

At one point, a luscious, seductive pout was exclusive to only the most beautiful elite celebrities, but not anymore! It seems like you can’t go outside without seeing someone who has experimented and loved dermal fillers for a fuller pout. If you were born with thin lips or have lost volume over time and would like to see how a lip augmentation can enhance your look, contact Imagos Plastic Surgery by calling (305) 692-0163 or schedule your appointment through our website today.