Dr. Sung's Clinic | Lip augmentation | Dr. Sung's Clinic
Fuller lips are a symbol of youth, health, and sexual vitality. Thinning of the lips occurs in all of us with advancing age. As lips lose fullness, the corners of the mouth also tend to sag giving a sad appearance to the face. A variety of non-surgical and surgical options are available to enhance the volume and shape of lips.
Injectable Lip Fillers – Temporary treatment
The most common techniques for lip augmentation involve placement of a temporary injectable filler substance into the lips. Traditionally, the only filler substance available had been collagen, but today a number of more exciting options are available. The most popular fillers used today include Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane, and fat. Filler techniques for lip augmentation are performed in the office under topical (ice or numbing cream) anesthesia or local anesthesia (small injections to numb the lips). The recovery time for fillers is quite brief and the longevity of the results depends on the type of filler material used to augment the lips. On average, results can be expected to last between six to nine months.
VeraFil (FulFil) Lip Implant
The latest advancement in permanent lip enhancement procedures is the Verafil Implant. Unlike prior permanent lip implants that were made of a soft but more solid goretex sleeve, the Verafil Implant is softer and more natural feeling. The Verafil Implant is unique in that it is saline-filled, much like implants used in breast augmentation. This quality gives the implant a softer, more natural feel and look. The Verafil Implant does have a very thin goretex coating, however this simply allows the implant to stay in place. The Verafil Implant is done in the office under local anesthesia and takes as little as thirty minutes to one hour to complete the upper and lower lip.
Permanent lip augmentation by VeraFil saline lip implants