Boise, ID cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Dean Sorensen and Master Injector Nurse Val Rad provides lip augmentation for patients desiring a fuller lip. Also referred to as lip enlargement or lip enhancement, there are multiple techniques available that are performed to enlarge the upper or lower lip, or both. Depending on the individual goals of the patient, dramatic results can be achieved with dermal filler. We are proud to include Voluma and Juvederm Ultra Plus, Volbella and Vollure as excellent injectable options for lip fillers. The various lip enhancement procedures can be discussed in detail during the consultation.
Lip Enhancement Options
- Injectable Filler: This is a nonsurgical injection that is made to the lips to create a fuller look. There are a variety of filler products available including those made of collagen, hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxyapatite, etc. These are marketed under various brand names and offer varying results
"I had implant removal procedure 10 months ago. I had evaluations with several other doctors. Their evaluations felt sterile and impersonal. Dr Sorensen and his team explained every step of the process and were always available for questions. I was very impressed with the courtesy, professionalism, efficiency and the overall quality of providers and nurses who work with Dr Sorensen and the rest of the surgical team. Since then, I have been seeing Dr Sorensen’s aesthetician Katie for micro-needling. I had very severe adult acne with scarring. I have always had beautiful skin up until about 3 years ago. I had my third mico-needling treatment today. My skin is so much better now. It is finally acne free with only a few areas of redness to my t zone, and I am confident that these will be gone in a few weeks. It is so nice to be able to go without makeup and feel good about my skin once again. It was not expensive and well worth it. I am so grateful to Dr Sorensen and his team. They’re a fabulous and amazing group of people. I highly recommended the services that Dr Sorensen and his team provide."- A.F. / Google / Jan 13, 2019
"I am so thankful I chose Dr. Sorensen and his team. They are knowledgeable, kind and patient. I had rhinoplasty surgery and I am so happy with the results! Dr. Sorensen should be nominated by his peers for outstanding work."- N.M. / Google / May 16, 2019
"Dr. Sorensen’s work is AMAZING! I trusted his extensive expertise, and I could not be more pleased!"- J. / Google / Jan 01, 2018
"Dr. Sorensen and his staff were absolutely wonderful to work with, from the initial consult all the way through my final post-op appointment. I'm very pleased with my surgical results and am thankful I chose Dr. Sorensen as my surgeon!"- W.B. / Google / Nov 01, 2018
"Wonderful from Start to Finish! - Dr. Sorensen and his staff were absolutely wonderful to work with, from the initial consult all the way through my final post-op appointment. I'm very pleased with my surgical results and am thankful I chose Dr. Sorensen as my surgeon!"- W. / RealSelf / Oct 31, 2018
Lip augmentation using an injectable filler is performed in-office and usually takes about 30 minutes. A numbing cream is generally used for injections. The lips will be sore and swollen for a few days. This subsides and the results are fuller, soft lips.
The cost for a lip lift procedure will vary, but the average cost will range between $400-$730 depending on the desired look you are going for and your anatomy.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost Per Treatment
- $400 - $730
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Lip Augmentation FAQs
Implant or Filler?
The good news to this question is that there are many choices and alternatives, each one offering specific benefits to meet each patient’s goals and desires. Women who wish to have permanent results will probably be better suited to have implants or some sort of filler treatment that produces longer lasting results. Some patients may not be sure how they will feel following lip augmentation, and may want to take baby steps with their lip enhancement. Luckily, there are many procedures they will offer a fuller lip, but that won’t last forever. During your consultation, all of these techniques will be discussed so that the right decision can be made.
Is This Reversible?
Patients who do not like their lip filler can have a product called hyaluronidase injected to dissolve the filler. It’s important to make sure all swelling has subsided before making the decision. Injections will slowly absorb into the body and thus the lips will naturally become smaller when an injection is involved.