Full lip lifting is a surgical procedure designed to restore balance and proportion to the mouth, suitable for both men and women who want to enhance the appearance of their upper lips without resorting to temporary filler injections.

For lip lift surgery, surgeons typically employ the bull-horn technique, making an incision underneath the nose with small incisions to minimize any visible scarring afterward.


Dermal fillers eliminate the long recovery periods associated with surgery procedures. Most patients can go about their normal lives after receiving dermal filler treatments – making it easy to schedule them into busy schedules.

Restylane dermal fillers offer options designed to address individual patient needs. These fillers may help reduce facial wrinkles and folds, improve chin projection, or offer lip augmentation. Each formula works differently; for instance, Restylane Silk contains smaller particles which make it suitable for lip augmentation and fine lines around the mouth, whereas Lyft and Refyne utilize XpresHAn Technology which utilizes customized cross-linking for firmer gel formation and more robust results.

Restylane contains hyaluronic acid that quickly begins working once injected, quickly adding volume and diminishing wrinkles and folds on facial features. Results typically last from six months up to one year depending on which filler product was used.

Mild swelling and bruising are likely side effects following this procedure, making it important to stay out of direct sunlight or cold outdoor activities until any redness and swelling has subsided. Your doctor may advise taking Tylenol for discomfort, though aspirin or ibuprofen may increase bruising risk.


Juvederm is a nonsurgical dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid designed to restore facial volume and reduce wrinkles and lines. When administered through injection with a fine needle, this product can restore facial volume while diminishing lines and wrinkles – all within minutes! With just one injection it can erase folds, wrinkles, enhance cheek contours, fill sunken tear troughs, enhance lip size or shape and even improve jawlines as it enhances their appearance.

Juvederm treatments typically last from six to 18 months depending on the type of filler used and your body’s response to it; repeat treatments may be needed every couple years or so.

Juvederm Volbella XC is one of the most sought-after lip enhancement products by Juvederm. Made of thin hyaluronic acid gel, it provides natural-looking enhancement of Cupid’s bow and filling of fine lines around mouth area – without creating “duck lips.”

Lidocaine, a topical anesthetic, makes this product even more beneficial; you won’t experience any pain during your procedure and can get back to your normal activities immediately following treatment. Most patients only require one syringe of filler to achieve their desired result; these lip injection products should have a smooth consistency for natural-looking results and Hyaluronic acid fillers are reversible should you change your mind about what results have been achieved.


Radiesse(r) is an award-winning dermal filler that provides natural results lasting for up to two years and requires fewer injections than other dermal fillers. It makes an excellent solution for men and women experiencing early signs of aging who do not wish to undergo surgical rejuvenation procedures.

Radiesse’s formula contains an exclusive mix of elements such as water, oxygen and carbon that work to stimulate natural collagen production for soft and natural-looking results. Its injectable gel contains tiny calcium microspheres suspended in a water-based carrier gel carrier which is readily absorbed by your body – once applied below your skin this structure will provide support and promote new collagen formation for long-lasting effects.

Radiesse filler can help reduce nasolabial folds while simultaneously adding volume and contouring the jawline; in addition, Radiesse’s radiopaque properties mean it should only be administered by doctors who have extensive experience using it.

Your Radiesse injector will begin by applying a numbing cream and prepping the skin before injecting Radiesse with a small needle.

Lip Augmentation

Full lips have long been considered symbols of youth and beauty. If your natural lips have thinned with age, lip augmentation may help restore their full look using dermal fillers to add volume, structure and shape back into them – this cosmetic procedure is safe and effective for anyone wanting to enhance the aesthetic appearance of their facial features.

For optimal results, it is wise to forgo smoking or taking medications that promote bruising a few days prior to receiving lip enhancement injections. You should also refrain from opening wide your mouth or applying pressure in this area for several days after receiving filler injections; although swelling and pinpoint bruising are likely, these should subside over time.

Hyaluronic acid fillers offer an effective means of natural-looking lip augmentation, without risking allergic reaction or other unpleasant side effects. Hyaluronic acid fillers can be used to smooth vertical lip lines, improve upper/lower lip symmetry and refine thin or flat lips while adding volume to ageing lips.

Choose an experienced cosmetic surgeon when seeking lip enhancement. A facial plastic surgeon with knowledge in using fillers to sculpt lip contours to achieve the look you desire without overdoing them. At Schaffer Plastic Surgery, our double board certified facial plastic surgeon uses FDA approved hyaluronic acid fillers which have proven results that last.

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