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Surgical Lip Augmentation

Full lips are a key element in every beautiful photo or magazine advertisement. Due to their distinct color and importance in both verbal and non-verbal communication, the lips are often the focus of our attention. Most people are not genetically blessed with full, naturally beautiful lips. The aging process, sun exposure, and smoking all reduce the natural beauty of your lips.

The corners of the mouth begin to sag or droop, and the V-shaped area of the upper lip, known as the “Cupid’s Bow,” flattens and loses natural volume. Surgical lip augmentation is a permanent solution for those patients who seek to restore symmetry, volume, and definition to their lips.

Who is a Candidate for Surgical Lip Augmentation?

Healthy men and women who desire a permanent solution for plump, luscious volume to their lips may be perfect candidates for surgical lip augmentation.

What is the Recovery Like from Surgical Lip Augmentation?

Surgical lip augmentation is performed in an outpatient setting, with most patients returning home after only a few hours. Dr. Kenneth Yu uses a very soft and natural appearing implant called PermaLip®. This implant produces a very natural appearance of the lips and is both safe and permanent.

Prescription pain medication may be required for the first few days. Mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising are common the first week or so after surgery. Most patients feel confident returning to their public and social lives in 7-10 days. Dr. Kenneth Yu reduces bruising and recovery time with the use of homeopathic and herbal options. Detailed post-operative and aftercare instructions will be provided to each patient.

*This content was reviewed by Dr. Kenneth Yu, a double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in head and neck surgery (otolaryngology). His practice — Dr. Kenneth Yu Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery — proudly serves the San Antonio and Austin communities.