Permanent Lip Augmentation vs. Injectables: Which One is Right for Me?

When it comes to getting that plumper pout you’ve always wanted, forget lining outside your lip – there are a lot of new treatment options available to you now.

Two of the most popular options for increasing lip volume are permanent augmentation with silicone implants and temporary augmentation with dermal filler injectables. Both can plump up thinning or aging lips, as well as decrease the appearance of smoker’s lines and mouth wrinkles.

But how do you know which option is right for you?

If you’re ready to get a pout that’s 100% selfie-ready, take a look at our exploration of permanent lip augmentation vs. injectables, and how to tell which one is right for you.


*Individual results may vary

Permanent Lip Augmentation with Silicone Implants

Permanent lip augmentation is exactly what the name implies: a permanent solution for patients who don’t want to deal with lip augmentation maintenance. This cosmetic procedure uses customized silicone implants to create plumper yet still natural-looking lips. The benefits include immediate and noticeable results, with absolutely no maintenance that comes with dermal filler injections.

The surgery itself is incredibly straightforward; small incisions are made at the corners of the mouth, where the implants are added. Patients can go home the same day after lip augmentation surgery, and many can even resume normal activities the next day.

Lip Injectables for Temporary Plumpness

Lip injectables – otherwise known as dermal fillers – are treatments designed to temporarily add volume to the lips without surgery. Dermal fillers use a viscous hyaluronic acid formula to add plumpness without sacrificing the mouth’s natural movements.

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Dermal fillers for lip augmentation take about 10 to 15 minutes to inject, with clients able to return to their normal activities immediately after this lunchtime procedure.

Which One is Right for Me?

The lip augmentation treatment that’s right for you will largely depend on your own cosmetic goals, including how committed you are to your results. For example, if you want to try out plumper lips, a temporary dermal filler solution may be best for you. If you know you want plumper lips and you don’t want to deal with maintenance, a permanent lip augmentation could be your best option.

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Take the Next Step

Ready to get plumper and more youthful-looking pout? Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Vitolo at his plastic surgery practice by filling out the consultation form on this page or by calling (718) 619-8869.

Dr. Vitolo serves the greater New York Metropolitan area including Manhattan, Staten  Island, Brooklyn, and New Jersey.

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