A lip augmentation procedure can be performed as a lip implant plastic surgery, fat transfer injections or dermal fillers that add volume to the lips and provide the lips and face a more appealing appearance. People with thin lips can benefit significantly from a lip enhancement procedure.
During the pre-operative consultation, the healthcare provider will explain various treatment options to the patient along with the approximate costs of the procedure.
The Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, led by kind board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provides lip augmentation to patients in Richmond, Fredericksburg, Tysons Corner, Northern Virginia, Washington DC, and surrounding communities.
Lip Implant Surgery Costs
Lip implant plastic surgery offers permanent lip enhancement results with more refined outcomes in comparison to those offered by fat transfer or dermal lip fillers. It is an ideal option for people with thin lips. Lip implant materials commonly include SoftForm, GORE-TEX, and AlloDerm.
In comparison to dermal filler injectables, an implant procedure will cost more. The implant costs can differ on the basis of the type of synthetic implants used. In addition, the procedure also includes costs such as the plastic surgeon’s fee, surgical venue expenses, and anesthesia costs.
In a majority of cases, the patient will receive this procedure at a hospital or accredited surgical center. This would add to the total costs of lip augmentation.
Cost of Lip Augmentation with Fat Transfer
Lip augmentation with fat transfer refers to the removal of fat from one site on the body and placing this fat via injections into the lips. This procedure can offer patients soft and natural-feeling outcomes that sustain from six months to over a year.
Fat is taken from donor areas on the body using liposuction. After removal, the fat tissue undergoes a purifying centrifugal process. Then the fat is injected into the lips.
The total costs of this treatment may be similar to the costs of a lip implant surgery. This procedure also involves the surgeon’s fee, surgical venue expenses, and anesthesia costs. But this lip augmentation procedure does not include synthetic implant costs.
It is essential for patients to note that lip implants may offer more sustainable or permanent outcomes. However, lip augmentation with fat transfer may require repetitive treatments in the future. This will add to the long-term costs of the procedure.
Sticker Price of Lip Augmentation with Dermal Fillers
The surgeon may advise suitable candidates to undergo lip augmentation with dermal fillers to add volume and plumpness to the lips. A wide range of materials and injection techniques are available for lip augmentation to suit the in