Lip Profile Augmentation

Increasing the profile of the lips is a little invasive intervention that produces a natural effect.

Depending on the type of gel injected, the result may be temporary or permanent.

Patients often require first a solution of limited duration and then at a later time than definitive.

Before intervention

After intervention


The intervention runs in the ambulatory of the plastic surgeon without or with light local anesthesia. After carefully disinfecting the objective area a particular sterile gel is injected beneath the lips practicing injections with a thin needle along the margins of the upper lip and/or lower. After injecting, the area is treated with a gentle manipulation to create a uniform distribution of the gel. The amount injected will shape the final result.

Types of gels

There are now many products on the market that can be divided into two main categories: gel absorbable by the body and stable gels. The gel absorbable produces aesthetic temporary stable results while those have a lasting effect over time.

Among the absorbable gel is hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally present in our body. Hyaluronic acid is non-toxic and does not cause any type of allergy. It is naturally absorbed within approximately 6-8 months. There is no complexity to repeat the treatment periodically.

A type of stable gel that we used given excellent aesthetic results is hyaluronic acid associated with a substance that prevents its absorption. Intolerance of this product is very rare and almost non-existent. After the treatment a thin layer of connective tissue surrounds the gel, allowing it to become an integral part of connective tissue. Thanks to its stability and the thin layer of the connective are even possible to remove the gel within the first 6 months from the plant.

To remove the gel it may be necessary to run a small intervention.

Following the intervention

The treated area may remain slightly sore for about 2-3 days. You can express slight swelling but will reduce within a few hours or a few days depending on the patient.

Precaution after the treatment

For 1-2 weeks it’s better not to be exposed to direct sunlight, hot or too cold.

The intervention is not indicated for people whom:

  • Suffer from cold sores
  • Whether you have already been previously injected with a substance filling reabsorbed or not, but is still present.  
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