Lip Enhancement June 14th, 2017 Paul M. Parker, MD

Northern New Jersey Lip Enhancement

We receive requests from patients for fuller, more luscious lips frequently. These patients often have a normal appearance to their lips, but simply desire fuller lips with more definition. Other patients, as part of the aging process, lose lip volume and develop wrinkles in and around their lips.

Temporary Options

If you’re not quite ready for lip implants, try a temporary solution! These are minimally invasive, mainly non-surgical treatments can last anywhere from 3 months to 2 years.

Dermal Filler Injections

A popular option for lip enhancement is “plumping” the lips with dermal fillers. Restylane and Juvéderm are two commercially available forms of hyaluronic acid, a natural occurring substance that sits beneath the lips to add shape & volume. Injections only take about 10 to 15 minutes to perform, with local anesthetic. Results last 3 to 6 months before requiring repeat injection.

Fat Injections

Fat injections are another alternative to achieving fuller lips. This requires “harvesting,” or removal of fat from another area of the body, such as the abdomen, “purification” of the fat, and then injection into the lips. Dr. Parker can perform the injections using local anesthesia in about 45 minutes. In the lips, 30-50% of the injected fat will often last one year or more.


AlloDerm is a solid, biodegradable implant derived from tissue banked cadaver skin. Under local anesthesia with or without intravenous sedation, AlloDerm is surgically inserted into both upper and lower lips through two tiny incisions at the corner of the mouth. It provides a fuller lip augmentation lasting up to two years in some cases.

“I had eyelid surgery and permalip with Dr. Parker. My lips look so natural and the wrinkles above my upper lip are much smoother. I also had my upper eyelid extra skin removed. The staff treated me like I was family. I would recommend Dr. Parker to anyone considering plastic surgery. I am very satisfied with my results.”—Lip Enhancement Patient

Permanent Lip Implants

Perma Facial Implant™ is an FDA approved soft, solid silicone implant contoured implant with a smooth, non-porous surface that cannot rupture or deflate. The implant is available in a variety of sizes for results that range from mild enhancement to restore minor losses of lip volume to more dramatic enhancement for a voluptuous, “sexy” look.

Perma Facial Implant™ implant insertion can be performed under local anesthesia. Two small incisions are made hidden inside the corners of the mouth. The implant is inserted through theses incisions into the upper and lower lips. Absorbable sutures are used to close the incisions. The procedure takes about 20 minutes to perform. Normal activities can be resumed the following day.

Lip Enhancement procedures are commonly combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures such as face lift surgery or chin augmentation.