About Lip Augmentation
Lip augmentation is a very popular procedure for patients who have thin lips due to genetics or the aging process. Our Pittsburgh, PA double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Robert Chiu, utilizes his artistic eye to choose the best options for patients seeking to add volume and shape to their lips and improve their overall cosmetic appearance. For patients seeking a nonsurgical option, lip injections can produce natural but noticeable results by using an injectable filler such as Juvéderm, Volbella or Restylane Silk. A lip lift can also be performed to help produce long-lasting, natural-looking improvement. Before deciding on a procedure, Dr. Chiu will talk to each patient about their concerns and goals in order to determine the best option for their individual needs and goals. Potential patients are invited to schedule a consult at Today's Cosmetic Surgery to learn how they can best enhance the appearance of their lips.
The ideal candidates for upper and/or lower lip augmentation fillers are women and men who:
- Have thin lips and/or vertical lip lines
- Have age-related volume loss in their lips
- Have overall good health
- Want to avoid surgery and foreign implants
Lip Augmentation Reviews
"I’ve had nothing but great experiences at Today’s Cosmetic Surgey. Dr. Chiu and Sara are professional, compassionate, and experts at what they do. I have been getting Juvederm injections in my lips there for almost 2 years. My lips ALWAYS look amazing, natural, and just the right amount of full. I was very nervous when I went in for my first time because there are so many horror stories of lip injections. However, my lips have exceeded my expectations every time and Dr. Chiu is truly an artist. I would recommend him to anyone!"- C.P. / Google / Nov 19, 2017
"I've never had anything but great experiences at Today's Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Chiu is an artist and has never disappointed. I've been getting Juvederm injections in my lips from him for almost 2 years. My lips always look natural, full, and beautiful. I love going to Today's Cosmetic Surgery and I would recommend them to anyone. *I have attached pictures that I took a few hours after a procedure, so they are still a little swollen."- K.P. / Yelp / Nov 27, 2017
"Less is more - We all get it at a certain age — the “L” between the eyebrows, the narrowing of the lips, the wrinkles in the forehead. For me, these are all signs of a life lived — laughing, crying, thinking and aging. But, there is also a time where you start to be asked if you are tired, when you simply aren’t. I feared getting “work” done because I never wanted to erase the signs of life or look unnatura..."- L. / RealSelf / Dec 07, 2017
"I have been going to Dr. Chiu now for a little over a year and I can't believe the results I have seen! I had a lot of wrinkles around my lips and now they are almost completely gone! He has made me feel and look so much younger and the best part is that it is not fake looking. I feel very confident in his work and have never been disappointed. Sara is also a great asset! She is always so very helpful. I would highly recommend Dr. Chiu to anyone. He does exceptional work!"- Anonymous / RateMDs / May 29, 2018
"Thumbs-up Lip Filler - I had lip augmentation with Juvederm and the results are fantastic. I'm going to do this for as long as I have lips! Plus, the pain level was so low it was practically non-existent. Before this I had lip augmentation with another doctor and it was very painful, so I was nervous about doing it again. I'm glad I took a chance with Dr. Chiu and highly recommend him to others considering..."- L. / RealSelf / Jan 10, 2019
What to Expect
Injections of medical-grade dermal fillers do not need incisions and will be implemented with a fine-gauge syringe and/or cannula. Most patients feel only mild discomfort during the initial prick of the needle. Most dermal fillers include a numbing agent in their formula to minimize pain. It may take several injections to get the desired fullness, but Dr. Chiu will carefully place the filler in the needed areas for even results. Patients can expect their lips to be mildly swollen the first 24 hours and slightly dry for several days after the procedure. Aftercare instructions will be provided to properly care for the lips.
Patients may notice some swelling or mild bruising immediately after their lip injections that should subside naturally in a few days. The length of results will vary based on the dermal filler used, but patients typically see improvements for 6 - 12 months. Dermal filler injections will slowly absorb into the body before being safely eliminated, so results will gradually fade in time. Periodic maintenance treatments will yield the most natural and best results. Talk to Dr. Chiu about how often to schedule a touch-up treatment.
Plan Your Procedure
Love Your Lips
At Today's Cosmetic Surgery, we want you to love your lips and your smile. Schedule a private consultation with Dr. Chiu at our Pittsburgh, PA office today and learn how a lip augmentation with dermal fillers can give you back the fullness in your lips or create the sensuous lips you desire.