Lip Augmentation

Lip Augmentation in San Antonio, TX at RejuveMD

Is your pout less than perfect? Full, proportionate lips are an attractive facial feature and highly sought after by many of our patients. If your natural lips aren’t up to the task of pucker perfection, we can help you achieve the look you desire with lip augmentation.

With surgical and non-surgical lip enhancement options available, we have a lip augmentation solution that will work for you. Call RejuveMD to schedule your lip augmentation consultation with Dr. Jose Barrera, an expert in facial rejuvenation and enhancement.  

Benefits of Lip Augmentation in San Antonio, TX

If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your lips, come in for a consultation with Dr. Barrera to explore your lip enhancement options. Our treatments are always customized, so you can create your ideal look, without the worry of overfilled “duck” lips. Show us lips you love, and we’ll help you create a similar look that works with your anatomy.

There are many aesthetic benefits of a lip enhancement procedure including:

  • Increased definition of the “philtral columns,” Cupid’s bow, and lip edges (vermilion border)
  • Smoother lines and wrinkles in the lip area for a younger-looking lip appearance
  • Customized lip shape
  • Improved lip symmetry
  • Increased lip size and fullness

All of these advantages can take on a very natural look when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon and facial plastic surgery specialist.

Despite the fillers used to plump your pout, lips after augmentation still feel very real. Your lips will look and feel like natural lips to touch and kiss.

If you don’t love your lips, come see us. Dr. Barrera will help you create your ideal lip appearance.

Non-Surgical Lip Augmentation in San Antonio, TX

Non-surgical lip augmentation uses dermal fillers to add volume and enhance the shape of the lips. Fillers are injected both into the lip itself and into the skin surrounding the lips. The injection process is quick, usually less than 30 minutes. Results are instantaneous.

After a lip filler treatment, patients can return to work and other activities immediately. Swelling, bruising, and redness are common side effects of treatment.

Fotona Erbium: YAG Lip Lase

Fotona Erbium: YAG Lip Lase offers a revolutionary non-surgical solution for those looking to enhance their lips without undergoing invasive procedures. This technique uses the Fotona Erbium: YAG laser to gently stimulate collagen in the lips, leading to enhanced volume and a more vibrant natural color. The procedure consists of multiple brief sessions, focusing controlled laser energy on the lips, ensuring a comfortable experience and quick recovery.

Dysport Lip Flip

Utilizing Dysport for a lip flip is a subtle yet effective way to enhance the appearance of the upper lip, achieving a fuller look without increasing volume. This minimally invasive approach involves injecting Dysport into specific muscles around the upper lip, which relaxes and slightly elevates the lip, creating a subtle “flip.” The procedure is quick, with results gradually appearing within a few days.

Hyaluronic Acid-Based Lip Fillers

Utilizing hyaluronic acid injections, lip fillers are designed to volumize and sculpt the lips according to each person’s unique aesthetic goals. The treatment process is simple and efficient, involving quick injections administered with local anesthetic to maximize comfort. The results are immediate and visually striking, providing personalized lip enhancement. Due to their temporary nature, reversibility, and brief recovery period, lip fillers have become a widely favored option for those looking for flexible and prompt lip augmentation.

Why Hyaluronic Acid Fillers Are Our Top Pick for Lip Augmentation

Dr. Barrera generally selects a hyaluronic acid filler (HA filler) for cosmetic lip enhancement. HA fillers offer our patients many treatment benefits including:

  • Smooth gel consistency with a similar feel to natural lip tissue
  • HA is naturally found in the skin and lips
  • Minimal risk of reaction
  • Many different brands and formulations available for a customized lip appearance
  • Easily reversed if a patient isn’t happy with their results
  • Quick, in-office treatment with no downtime
  • Temporary results that last for 4-6 months

Hyaluronic acid fillers are safe for most patients. Dr. Barrera is a certified injector and performs all filler treatments at our medical spa, RejuveMD.

Permanent Lip Augmentation

Lip fillers are the most popular option for lip enhancement, but they offer only a temporary result. Patients desiring permanent enhancement will require a surgical procedure. As a plastic surgeon specializing in facial procedures, Dr. Barrera has both the surgical precision and aesthetic sense to create natural-looking enhancements to lips in people of all ethnicities.

Come in for a consultation to explore lip implants and our surgical lip lift.

Lip Implant

A lip implant can be placed into the lip to add volume and fullness. We use silicone lip implants. To place a lip implant, a thin incision is made at the corner of the lip, through which an implant is carefully inserted. Lip augmentation with a lip implant leaves no visible scarring and offers a permanent and natural-looking result.

This procedure can be performed on the upper lip, the lower lip, or both lips together. 

Surgical Lip Lift

Another option for lip enhancement is our lip lift. This procedure uses a small incision beneath the nose to lift and advance the upper lip. This advancement increases the amount of pink, visible lip. The lip appears fuller without the use of an implant or fillers. Lip lift procedures are a great adjunct to facial aging surgeries such as a facelift or necklift. Lip lift surgery can also be combined with rhinoplasty surgery. Many patients have a long upper lip and even after orthodontic braces, the long upper lip can hide a beautiful smile. A lip lift can be done in the clinic under local anesthesia and the recovery downtime is very fast. Most patients recover from a lip lift in a matter of days.

A lip lift only enhances the upper lift. If you want to increase the size of the lower lip, you’ll need fillers or a lip implant.

Frequently Asked Questions About Lip Augmentation

As we offer many different options for lip augmentation, the procedures and techniques, along with comfort levels, can vary substantially. Your comfort is important to Dr. Barrera, whether you receive surgical or non-surgical treatment. Many of the dermal fillers we use contain lidocaine, a numbing agent. We can also use a topical anesthetic if desired. For our surgical treatments, we use a local anesthetic to ensure you do not experience pain during treatment.

Lip augmentation costs vary, depending on the type of treatment you receive. Come in for a consultation to receive a detailed estimate for your treatment.

Dr. Barrera uses many different dermal fillers for lip augmentation including Restylane, Restylane Silk, Restylane Defyne, Belotero, Juvederm, and Volbella.

The lips are always on the move, making them a difficult area to treat with injectable fillers. Typically, a non-surgical lip augmentation with dermal fillers will last about six months. The duration may vary depending on your body’s response to the treatment and which filler we use.

If you’re new to lip augmentation, a non-surgical enhancement is a good place to start. If you love your new look, but want a longer-lasting result, talk with Dr. Barrera about our more permanent options for lip augmentation including surgical lip lift and lip implants.

Dr. Barrera is a top filler injector in San Antonio. His patients are generally delighted by their results. However, if you are unhappy with your new look, most hyaluronic acid fillers can be reversed.

Enhance your lips with lip augmentation in San Antonio. Call 210-468-5426 or reach out to us via our online form to learn about your options for lip enhancement with Dr. Jose Barrera at RejuveMD Med Spa.