Lip Filler at a Glance
During lip augmentation with hyaluronic acid, a gel based on hyaluronic acid is injected into the lips to enhance their fullness, shape, and definition while improving their overall contour.
The results of lip augmentation typically last between 6 and 12 months, depending on the type of filler used and the individual’s metabolism.
I usually apply a numbing cream before the injection to enhance comfort during the treatment.
Potential side effects may include temporary redness, swelling, and bruising. In rare cases, allergic reactions or infections may occur.
Lip augmentation does not require any downtime. You can resume your regular activities immediately after the procedure.
The initial lip augmentation appointment typically takes 60–90 minutes, while subsequent appointments usually last 45–60 minutes (including the numbing cream application time).
Lip Augmentation for Naturally Beautiful Lips
Beautiful Lips with a Natural Look
A beautiful mouth has something magical about it. Full, symmetrical lips with a clear contour and healthy color have always been a beauty ideal. Therefore, they are considered particularly feminine in women. A red mouth with full lips attracts attention. Even in men, full lips are seen as sexy. On the other hand, thin and saggy lips are often perceived as a flaw. Thin lips, possibly accompanied by drooping corners of the mouth, give a serious and unsympathetic impression.
Lips Shape Appearance
Narrow, contourless lips are partly a matter of genetics and therefore innate. They are also a result of aging. Lips become thinner over the years. The surrounding skin becomes drier and less elastic. Fine lines around the lips become deeper. Many people also have asymmetrical lips. The upper lip may not visually match the lower lip, or one half of the lips may not harmonize with the other half.
The Solution: Lip Filler
In all of these cases, one’s self-confidence can suffer when the image in the mirror no longer matches the ideal self-perception. Lips are a central part of our face and significantly shape our appearance. It is, therefore, not surprising that more and more people seek a solution and want to get their lips augmented with hyaluronic acid. This is no longer a matter of age: Both older and younger patients come to my practice in Munich to have their lips enhanced with hyaluronic acid fillers.
5-Step Treatment Process
Lip augmentation in my practice in Munich follows a structured process consisting of five steps. It is advisable to apply a topical numbing cream with lidocaine for lip filler injections. This requires approximately 30 minutes of activation time. The overall procedure duration is therefore rather long compared to the actual lip filler injection.
In the first step, a detailed discussion takes place to assess the patient’s current situation and aesthetic goals. Is the desired outcome realistically achievable? How much should lip augmentation cost? What are the available options for hyaluronic acid fillers? What are the associated risks? Once all questions have been satisfactorily addressed, the patient will be asked to sign a consent form for the treatment and a fee agreement. This ensures that there are no surprises. This initial step typically takes between 15 and 30 minutes for new patients.
I typically apply a topical anesthetic cream to numb the lips before the lip augmentation procedure. This cream requires a 30-minute waiting time. During this period, you can relax in the waiting area and read a book or browse the internet. Meanwhile, I will prepare the lip filler for the treatment.
Cleaning & Disinfection
A thorough cleaning and disinfection of the lips are essential to eliminate bacterial infections. Following that, I disinfect the lips using a gentle disinfectant that is safe for mucous membranes. This step takes approximately 5 minutes.
Lip Filler Injection
First, the lips are cleansed of the lidocaine cream. The actual lip injection process is relatively quick and usually takes no longer than 15 minutes. Injecting lip lines (wrinkles) may take a bit more time. Complex lip contouring procedures can also be more time-consuming.
Aftercare & Control
After the lip injection, we will take a joint look in the mirror, do a quick check to ensure everything is okay, and see if the results meet your expectations – that’s it. You may experience sensitivity at the injection sites once the numbness wears off. Your lips will also swell significantly within a short period of time. Don’t be alarmed, as this is a normal swelling that will subside within a few days. It will make your lips appear much larger on the day after the treatment than the actual effect of the lip filler alone. The true outcome of the lip augmentation, which will last for about 6–12 months, will become visible after 2–3 days. Bruising is also possible, but will typically disappear within 1–2 days. Please take this into consideration when planning your schedule. We will have a follow-up appointment after 14 days to assess the results together and perform any necessary touch-ups. In case of complications, we will, of course, see you immediately.
How Much Does Lip Filler Cost?
The following prices for lip filler treatments are indicative and for orientation only. Individual treatments will always be calculated and billed according to the German Medical Fee Schedule (GOÄ) and may therefore deviate from the indicative prices, even significantly. Please note that your health insurance will not cover the costs of lip filler treatments.
|Indicative price in € (incl. VAT)
|Lip volume 1ml
|Lip volume 2ml
|Dissolve with Hylase
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Frequently Asked Questions
The lips are densely populated with nerves and therefore very sensitive to pain during injection. Although hyaluronic acid with lidocaine, a local anesthetic, is injected into the lips, I still recommend additional local anesthesia for my patients. This helps to make the injections into the lips relatively painless for most patients.
Occasionally, the lips may not evenly absorb the hyaluronic acid during lip filler treatment. This effect is usually temporary and can be resolved by gently massaging the area. However, larger lumps that are immediately and permanently noticeable and palpable indicate a treatment error. If lumps appear some time after the injection, often even months later, it could be a delayed allergic reaction.
Augmenting lips with hyaluronic acid filler does not directly cause cold sores. However, if you are already a carrier of the herpes virus, the lip injection may trigger an outbreak. In such cases, I recommend taking an oral antiviral medication before and after the treatment to prevent a herpes outbreak.
How much hyaluronic acid is needed to achieve fuller lips depends primarily on the initial condition. If you naturally have thin lips, then 1ml of filler is generally the minimum amount required to make a visible difference in plumping the lips. In my practice, 1ml of hyaluronic acid is the standard amount used. I consider discount offers that advertise 0.5ml of filler at bargain prices to be rather untrustworthy.