Does a Lip Augmentation Change Your Smile?

  • August 3, 2021

Surgical and nonsurgical lip augmentation is one of today’s top cosmetic procedures because it is a versatile way to add shape, contour, and volume to a facial feature many women wish was more prominent. If you’ve noticed your lips have thinned with age, or if you have always wished Mother Nature had gifted you with a pronounced pout, a lip augmentation procedure may be your ideal solution. What are your options for this treatment, and what can you expect afterward?

Types of Lip Augmentation in Denver

As an experienced plastic surgeon specializing in facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries, Dr. Jeffrey Schmidt offers the following lip augmentation options.

  • Lip lift: This surgical procedure involves shortening the distance between your nose and your upper lip. It is a permanent enhancement that can give you fuller lips, reduce fine lines around your mouth, and allow more of your upper lip’s pigmented portion to show.
  • Lip fillers: If you aren’t quite ready or willing to commit to surgery, lip fillers are a temporary solution that provides nearly instantaneous results with no need for recovery or downtime. A smooth, hyaluronic acid-based gel filler provides a natural-looking shape and symmetry to your mouth. While this filler will wear off eventually, causing you to need touch-up treatments to maintain your appearance, lip fillers are an excellent way to “test-drive” lip augmentation before committing to a longer-term improvement.
  • Fat transfer: Fat grafting is another option that provides long-lasting results by using your body fat. In performing this enhancement, Dr. Schmidt will extract fat cells from a “donor” area on your body and purify them before carefully injecting them into your lips to improve their volume and shape.

How a Lip Augmentation Can Affect Your Appearance

Because people tend to associate fuller lips with youth and attractiveness, you may wish to enhance your lips as part of a broader mission to rejuvenate your entire face. A lip enhancement can volumize your top and bottom lips and create a Cupid’s bow or keyhole pout.

If you so desire, Dr. Schmidt can also give the corners of your mouth a more upturned appearance and use fillers to minimize marionette lines that can give you the look of a permanent frown, hence creating a more friendly, approachable expression.

Some people worry that a lip augmentation will make their mouths look overly exaggerated or create facial asymmetry. However, in the hands of a skilled surgeon, this outcome is highly unlikely. Dr. Schmidt takes care to craft a customized plan for each lip enhancement procedure, taking into account how your new lips will fit in with the rest of your face.

Are You A Good Candidate for Lip Augmentation?

If you are unhappy with your lips’ shape, size, symmetry, or projection, now’s the time to schedule your lip enhancement consultation with Dr. Schmidt. After discussing your goals and cosmetic preferences with you, Dr. Schmidt will guide you through your full range of choices, helping you select the option that will be the best fit for your lifestyle and your future self-confidence.

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With over 15 years of surgical experience, Dr. Schmidt focuses on each patient’s unique needs, concerns, and goals to provide a beautiful, natural result for cosmetic, reconstructive and non-surgical procedures. View Dr. Schmidt’s before and after photos to see the results other patients have achieved.

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