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 injectable dermal fillers to address thin lips. Dr. Mark A. Petroff and Dr. Brian Scott meet with each of their Lake Oswego, OR patients to discuss the ideal option for them to discover their personal needs and goals. Lip injections can 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 our surgeons personally administer all of our lip injections. With their intimate understanding of facial anatomy, patients can expect a pleasing result that is not overdone. Currently, Dr. Petroff and Dr. Scott prefer 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
"Dr. Petroff did an excellent job of doing filler in my lips. He was friendly, competent, easy to talk with and very well qualified. His training and education are superior. I highly recommend him."- K.K. / Yelp / Sep 15, 2015
"I am very pleased with the results of the Volbella XC. It did exactly what the literature said - minimized fine lines and made my lips a bit fuller."- S.L. / Solutionreach / Feb 15, 2017
"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
"Very please with my experience and satisfied - I was very happy with the expertise and experience that I received. My consultation was informative and helpful, and I decided to go with juviderm lip enhancement. It seems to have turned out great, though it is still very bruised and a little swollen. But I can easily see what it will look like and it is very beautiful. Very natural and symmetrical."- S.P. / Solutionreach / Jul 16, 2020
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 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.