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What is the best filler for lip injections?

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Dr. H. william Song answered

Specializes in aesthetic Medicine

Restylane (dermal fillers): I like to use restylane, (dermal fillers) or juvederm for lip enhancements because they are soft and less likely to cause lumpiness. Collagen is no longer favored because of high risk of allergic reactions and short duration. Permanent fillers like silicone carry higher risk of systemic side effects and are difficult to remove if you are not happy with the results. Restylane (dermal fillers) is now fda approved for use in the lips.

Answered 7/27/2018

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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Lip Filler: Hyaluronic acid fillers (juvederm or restylane) are the best products for injectable lip augmentation. Radiesse, (dermal fillers) sculptra, and artefill are not suitable for the lips and may cause significant problems. Permanent augmentation with implants such as permalip are reasonable in the right circumstances - as are fat and smas implants. Best to seek the advice of a facial plastic surgeon. Hope this helps!

Answered 1/29/2019

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Dr. Ronald Shelton answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Restylane (dermal fillers) & Juvederm: Lips are treated well for filling by juvederm and Restylane (dermal fillers) hyaluronic acids. These fillers often last 8 to 10 months or more in the lips. Some of my patients have had volume augmentation for more than one year in the lips. If there is some adjustment that needs to be made with these fillers, they can be reduced with hyaluronidase injections, but other fillers don't have an "antidote".

Answered 6/30/2014

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Dr. Ronald Shelton answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Juvederm lip filler: Juvederm works very nicely as a hyaluronic acid for lip definition, augmentation, plumping. It generates a smooth contour. It binds your own water molecules and fills by this volume. If overcorrected or if the technique produces a bump, it can be dissolved by hyaluronidase. Restylane (dermal fillers) works similarly but is a little more firm.

Answered 10/17/2017

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Dr. Francisco Agullo answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

HA fillers: Any of the ha fillers are good for lip injections (restylane (dermal fillers) or juvederm). These avoid lumps. Autologous fat is also a good filler.

Answered 7/5/2012

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Dr. John Hoffmann answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Hyaluronic acid: Hyaluronic acid (ha) fillers are probably the best option for lip fillers at this time. They are soft under the skin and can be injected within specific rhytids. In general they will not last quite as long in the very mobile lips than elsewhere in the face.

Answered 5/17/2016

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Dr. Babak Azizzadeh answered

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery

Depends on Patient.: http://www.facialplastics.info/dermalfillers.html at my practice, we generally use juvederm for lip injections because it feels more natural than Restylane (dermal fillers) due to it's consistency. Micro cannulas are changing the entire process to get better outcomes and make the process more comfortable for patients without bruising.

Answered 4/13/2017

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Dr. Houtan Chaboki answered

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery

Hyaluronic acid: Most plastic surgeons and dermatologists prefer hyaluronic acid fillers for lip injection or augmentation. Hyaluronic acid is a material already found within the skin and naturally enhances the lips. Both Restylane (dermal fillers) and juvederm are made of hyaluronic acid, which provides soft and natural results. Fat injection is another option, but typically requires more anesthesia and downtime.

Answered 6/30/2014

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Dr. Janet Turkle answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Hyaluronic acid prod: Juvederm and Restylane (dermal fillers) are fda approved for lip augmentation.

Answered 3/14/2017

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Dr. Payman Danielpour answered

Specializes in Surgery - Plastics

Juvederm: I prefer to use juvéderm which is a hyaluronic acid however Restylane (dermal fillers) can also used. Hyaluronic acids are used for lip augmentation.

Answered 12/11/2019

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Dr. Thomas Fiala answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

HA gels: I'm a fan of the hyaluronic acid (ha) gels, like Restylane (dermal fillers) and juvederm. They are well tolerated, don't typically get lumpy if injected correctly, and can be reversed if you don't like it.

Answered 6/30/2014

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Dr. Henry Mentz answered

Specializes in Cosmetic Surgery

Lip Injections: Hyaluronic Acid fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane (dermal fillers) temporarily plump the lips, and can last approximately six months to a year, depending on the filler. On the other hand, fat grafts can last for months or even years. The fat grafting procedure involves liposuctioning areas from the patients' own body such as inner thighs or abdomen and carefully injecting it into the lips.

Answered 10/4/2018

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Dr. Suzanne Galli answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Lip injections: Not all fillers have FDA approval for use in the lips. Speak to your surgeon prior to having injections.

Answered 10/11/2014

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