Lip augmentation

There are 2 distinct parts to the mouth: the upper lip and the lower lip.

The lips are also divided into a white lip and a red lip.

As we age, the upper white lip becomes longer and the red lip thinner. In the lower part, the corners (commissures) of the red lip fall away and furrows appear, leading to the bitterness folds or marionette folds. Another furrow forms between the red lip and the chin.

This leads to an increasingly sad smile and ages the lower part of the face enormously.

But there is a solution…

How does the operation work?

Plastic surgery can hem or fill in an upper lip that is too thin or insufficiently hemmed using a tissue graft from another part of your body (fat or dermis). A red lip lift can also be performed using an invisible incision under the nose.

Finally, the various furrows can be filled in with fat and fine lines reduced with nanofats.

Result: your face benefits from a radiant, youthful glow.
  • These operations are generally carried out under local anaesthetic on an outpatient basis. They can be performed alone or in combination with a mini-lift or cervico-facial lift.
  • These treatments have a permanent effect but require you to withdraw from social and professional life for at least 5 days.


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Every surgical procedure can involve risks and complications that the patient must accept; your plastic surgeon will make it his duty to reduce the rate of these by choosing the technique best suited to your medical situation. Complications such as haemorrhage, wound or prosthesis infections and poor healing, although relatively rare, can occur with any type of surgery. This document has been drawn up to supplement the information received during the consultations. This text is not exhaustive, and cannot replace a specialist consultation; it may answer certain questions or raise others. Each patient will receive full and detailed information, in line with their own medical status and the procedure of their choice.

For more information, please consider a consultation or visit the website of the official body of the Royal Belgian Society of Plastic Surgery :

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