About Lip Augmentation
Full, shapely lips can greatly enhance the appearance of a patient who is suffering from thinning lips due to age or patients who have naturally smaller lips than they desire. We offer synthetic lip implants and injectable dermal fillers to address thin lips, both administered by our Dr. Petroff. Dr. Petroff meets with each of his Lake Oswego, OR patients to discuss the ideal option for them to discover their personal needs and goals. Lip implants and injections can both yield cosmetically pleasing results that present the patient with more volume and better shape in their lips. We welcome patients to schedule a consultation at Petroff Center Plastic Surgery and Medi-Spa to find out which option could work best for them.
The ideal candidates for upper and/or lower lip augmentation surgery are men and women who:
- Have thin lips
- Have tried injectable fillers and desire a longer-lasting enhancement
- Are allergic to the solutions in the injectable fillers
- Have overall good health
Fine lines and wrinkles, thin lips, and drooping corners of the mouth are all areas that can be aided with injectable dermal fillers. The market is ever changing with new products appearing on the market all the time. At Petroff Center, patient care is individualized to provide a safe and effective treatment option, and Dr. Petroff personally administers all of our lip injections. With his intimate understanding of facial anatomy, patients can expect a pleasing result that is not overdone. Currently, Dr. Petroff prefers to use Juvéderm® for lip augmentation. It is a smooth gel that glides into the skin and plumps the lip for a fuller look. It is made with hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the body that works with collagen and elastin to give volume and support to the skin. Since it is not animal based and highly biocompatible, no pre-treatment testing is needed.
Lip Augmentation Reviews
"I've had multiple treatments of lip injections from Dr. Petroff and I can honestly say he is the only doctor I will trust in the Portland area. He listened to my request and concerns on how I liked the shape of my lips. He is very knowledgeable on what types of injectables I would benefit from and what injections may not work the best for me. The entire staff is very friendly and welcoming. I would highly recommend this facility."- T.R. / Yelp / Dec 09, 2017
What to Expect
Depending on the augmentation option the patient chooses, surgery may or may not be needed but all options can be performed as an outpatient procedure. With the insertion of implants, incisions at the outer corners of the mouth are required for implantation. The incision opening will be closed after with dissolvable sutures. Injections of medical-grade dermal fillers do not need incisions and will be implemented with a syringe. It may take several injections to get the desired fullness. Patients can expect the lips to be tender and sore for several days after the surgery. Scarring is very minimal with a lip augmentation surgery because the incision is placed on the outside of the mouth in the natural crease of the lips. Once healed, the incision is barely noticeable at all. Aftercare instructions will be given to properly care for the lips.
Lip implants are made with flexible, synthetic materials that are made to look and feel natural under the skin. With time, the lips will not look swollen and the implant will integrate with the natural tissues and fibers of the lip. Dermal filler injections will slowly absorb back into the body and the lips will naturally become smaller. Repeated treatments will be needed to maintain results.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $600 - $700
- Average Procedure Time
- 30 Minutes
Love Your Lips
At our plastic surgery practice, we want you to love your lips and your smile. Schedule a private consultation at our Lake Oswego, OR office today and learn how a lip augmentation can give you back the fullness in your lips or create the sensuous lips you desire.