What exactly is a lip augmentation?

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Is it a very simple procedure and how long does it last? Thanks!

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F, 30, Texas

Lip augmentation is a procedure to increase the fullness of lips using fillers. The fillers used are hyaluronic acid, which is a gel that is actually a natural substance found in the body. There are a number of different fillers and they last anywhere from 6 months- 2 years. They can also be used anywhere else in the face that is lacking volume or to fill in lines. The procedure is simple and pretty painless. Injections take no more than 15 minutes in the office with minimal downtime. Possible side effects are minimal bruising and swelling for about a week. 

-Lauren, Patient Coordinator