Lip Enhancement

Men and women who desire fuller or more defined lips may want to consider lip enhancement. The fuller lips you desire can be achieved with lip enhancement. For patients with thin lips, a fuller appearance may be accomplished. Lip enhancement also is designed to create a defined lip edge and overall younger looking lips.

These procedures can be done with either local anesthesia or local and intravenous sedation. During consultation, the doctor will discuss the option best for you.

Lip Augmentation

This is an excellent opportunity to achieve a naturally contoured lip that can withstand the sands of time, unlike dermal filler procedures that need to be repeated every few months to maintain the optimum results. The FDA approved implant is a soft, solid silicone product, so there is no chance of rupture or deflation. A variety of sizes are available to provide Dr. Normington's patients with an opportunity to achieve the naturally contoured results they want!  The procedure is done in the office under a local anesthetic.  Patients can resume their normal activities the following day. 

Dermal Fillers

Made from hyaluronic acid naturally found in our bodies, dermal fillers can be used to help rejuvenate and reshape the face. Since hyaluronic acid is found in our skin, these fillers tend to have a longer lasting effect. Several brands of dermal fillers are currently available in the United States.

Additional Treatment Options

Autologous Fat: This procedure harvests fat through mini-liposuction and re-injects it into the lips. In addition to the implementation of some fat cells, new collagen and fibroblasts are stimulated.

Alloderm: Alloderm is donor tissue with all of the viable cells removed. Using local anesthesia, it can be placed into the body of the lip to create volume and/or into the vermilion to add definition. An alloderm implant is soft and long lasting. Studies have shown that your cells will attach and grow into the implant. After several years, part of the product may be absorbed.

Softform: Softform is an updated form of Gortex. A hollow tube of Gortex is inserted into the lips using local anesthesia. Insertion will enhance vermilion border, but does not provide large volume correction. As long as the implant is in place, Softform results are long lasting.

Collagen: Derived from animal sources, collagen is injected into the lips to define the line, into the body of the lip to increase red lip, or both. Collagen must be re-injected every few months.