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What is it for?

  • Improves the volume and definition of the lips and the hydration of the skin and mucosa, allows correction of wrinkles

What does it mean?

  • The application of fillers is a non-surgical procedure (unlike fat grafting, which is a surgical procedure) that uses fillers to improve wrinkles, grooves and irregularities or even increase volumes. It can also improve the hydration of the skin, in cases of more superficial fillers. In our practice, preference is given to hyaluronic acid ("non-permanent filler") because of its better safety profile. Various brands are known, such as Restylane, Perlane or Juvederm (trade marks) which vary in their viscosity, water absorption capacity and molecule characteristics, having an implication on the depth at which one can inject each for best results, without visible "papules" and maximized durability
  • Aesthetic indications for using hyaluronic acid include facial emptying with age, namely the disappearance of fat from the cheeks, deep grooves from the nose to the corners of the mouth and, in some cases, lines between the lower eyelids and the cheeks. It is also one of the most common methods used for lip or chin augmentation. In addition, fillers can be used to smooth out irregularities such as those that may be present on the nose, improving their shape
  • A more definitive alternative, used mainly in cases in which the volume loss is already significant, is fat grafting (lipofilling), which is a surgical procedure. The required fat is obtained through liposuction at the abdomen or thigh level, using one or more incisions of 3 to 5 mm. Llipofilling has the advantage of complementing the liposuction of other areas, taking advantage of the fat that is removed
  • In some cases, the application of botulinum toxin can improve wrinkles

Procedure time

  • 15 minutes to 1 hour according to procedure

Other procedures that may be associated

  • Upper and lower blepharoplasty (4 eyelid blepharoplasty), complete face lift, mini-lift, frontal lift, botulinum toxin

Type of anaesthesia

  • Topical or local anaesthesia in the case of hyaluronic acid, general anaesthesia if associated with liposuction


  • No scars in the case of hyaluronic acid or botulinum toxin


  • It does not require hospitalization, performed at the office in the case of hyaluronic acid


  • You may work on the same day, although some areas may be more swollen or red for 1 or 2 days

Most frequent problems and risks

  • In the first few days there may be some swelling, bruising or redness. Rarely asymmetry, irregularities, hypo- or hypercorrection and infection

Longevity of procedure

  • It depends on the depth, location and type of product used, and can vary between 6 and 18 months. In the case of fat, it is definitive (although about 50% of fat is reabsorbed during the first few months, only after is the result stable)

Lip Rejuvenation