What surgeries are there for permanent lip fullness?

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I have really small lips and always wondered what options I have instead of wasting money on fillers when the results are only temporary.

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Hello! There are a couple of surgical options to improve the pink show of the lips such as vermillion advancement or sub nasal lip lift for the upper lip. Fat can be injected into the lip but can be asymmetric, lumpy and unpredictable. I often place SMAS in the lips in conjunction with a facelift- a permanent tissue implant that is permanent, reliable,soft and predictable, find an experienced facial plastic surgeon with whom to discuss your goals. Good luck!

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Lip implants are a good option when done well. If you want longer results you may want to consider a fat transfer as well. That is when a provider takes fat from another part of your body and puts it in your lips. They are both good options.

There are lip implants available and some of them in good hands provide acceptable results.  All can be felt to some extent.  While I occasionally use lip implants in selected patients I feel for most people injectables provide a more natural looking and feeling result.