Our lips are often a focus of our appearance as we use them to speak, to eat, and to kiss. With time, lips can lose volume and appear thinner and can develop lines around them due to the action of our lip muscles. Many surgical procedures have been designed to increase the volume of the lip while maintaining a natural look. These procedures are often more permanent but have a longer recovery time. Some surgical procedures are known as a lip lift or involve placing material such as Alloderm in the lips to increase volume.
Lip enhancement without surgery has become very popular because you are able to return to work the same day with minimal swelling and pain. Lip enlargement can be achieved using lip enhancement injections such as Juvederm®, Belotero and Restylane®.
The use of Botox in the upper lip can help to increase the height of the upper lip by relaxing the muscles pushing it downward and can also serve to soften the wrinkles around the upper lip.