Lip Fillers for Thin Lips: Do They Work?

More and more women these days are turning to plastic surgery to get the lips they desire. Lip fillers for thin lips and other lip augmentation procedures have become very popular for those looking to get back their glow. Many who opt for lip augmentation are women faced with signs of aging. Most notably, the development of thin, wrinkled lips. However, there has also been a steady incline of women under the age of 35 signing up for plumper lips. But does the procedure actually work? And, how long does it last? Below we dive into the details of lip fillers.

The Process

The process of receiving lip fillers for thin lips can be done in several ways. Injectable fillers are a popular option which may come in the form of injectables like Radiance and Restylane. A liquid collagen may also be used. These fillers are quick and easy. They sometimes take as little as 15 minutes and don’t require any local anesthesia. Dr. Kapoor may utilize a numbing spray for comfort, as the process does still require a very fine needle to be injected into the lips.

In addition to injectable fillers, implantable materials are also an option. This includes SoftForm or AlloDerm. Implants take slightly longer to perform and require anesthesia. They are usually inserted through small incisions in the corners of the mouth.

Another way to make lips fuller is by taking advantage of fat injections. Fat injections require extracting excess fat from another area of the body. In most cases, it’s taken from the buttocks, thighs, or abdomen. Fat injections also require local anesthesia and take a bit longer to heal.

Does it Work?

Yes, lip fillers for thin lips really work! However, what people tend to overlook, is that it may take you several sessions to achieve the look you desire. If you have thin lips and want to achieve a naturally plump look, be patient with multiple sessions.

In addition, it’s important that you consult with a doctor about the look you’d like to achieve so they can help you choose the procedure that’ll work best for you. It’s also important to shop around and do your research to see what process and what filler sounds right for you. If you have any questions about lip fillers for thin lips, reach out to Dr. Kapoor right away. As a top cosmetic surgeon in Los Angeles, he is no stranger to lip augmentation questions. He is happy to take his time answers any concerns you may have.

Lip fillers also should be re-upped every 6 months in order to keep them at their fullest state. For some, they will last longer than 6 months. Others may last less. This is mostly the case for lip injections. Fat injections and implants may last longer.

Lip Augmentation Results

The effects of lip fillers will generally take about 24 hours to appear. The first day, your lips may be a bit swollen and bruised. Arnica pills and icing will help reduce this. By the second day, your lips will start to look a little more normal. Overall it takes about 3-5 days for them to fully adjust to the procedure.

If you’re looking for a lip filler that will last a very long time, consult with Dr. Kapoor on what would be the best option for you. As briefly mentioned earlier, different products will lead to different results. For example, collagen may only last 3 months while Juvaderm can last up to 6 months.

Lip Fillers for Thin Lips in Los Angeles

No matter what you choose, make sure you’re going to a doctor you trust, such as Dr. Kapoor of Beverly Hills. Aa an award-winning cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Kapoor is a leader in the field of lip augmentation. Give our office a call today to schedule a consultation!


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