Lip Augmentation and Enhancement

Full lips are often considered a sign of health, beauty and youth. Lips that are plump and well defined can also be a symbol of sensuality. Unfortunately, as the lips age with the rest of the face, they lose volume, become thinner, and the outer corners droop. The appearance of tiny vertical lines may also occur, particularly in those who smoke. Additionally, the upper white lip lengthens and the cupid’s bow becomes less defined. Lip augmentation or lip enhancement procedures are ideal for patients who want to reverse the signs of aging in the lips or for those that were born with naturally thin lips.

At Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery, LLC, we offer both surgical and non-surgical techniques to improve the appearance of your lips. Dr. Benjamin Stong, who is a Fellowship trained dual board certified facial plastic surgeon, is deeply committed to helping you achieve the natural, beautiful results you desire using tailored and customized lip augmentation procedures. He will listen to your specific goals and discus the surgical and non-surgical alternatives to restore volume and beauty to your lips.

Lip augmentation is one of the most popular procedures in facial plastic surgery. Depending on your choice of lip enhancement procedure, it involves little to no downtime. The most common lip augmentation procedure is to add volume using hyaluronic acid fillers injections for temporary fullness. Surgical options that use your body’s own natural soft tissue offer a more permanent result.

Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC is proud to offer the following lip augmentation procedures:

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To gain a better understanding of the lip augmentation procedures that Dr. Stong offers, please contact Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery, LLC today. We empower patients with confidence by providing the most advanced techniques in plastic surgery and a surgeon who understands how to successfully implement them.

Lip Plastic Surgery FAQs:

What is a Lip Augmentation or Enhancement procedure?

A Lip augmentation can be either a surgical or non-surgical procedure that restores fullness and volume to the lips. Hyaluronic acid fillers are the most commonly used material to plump and enhance the appearance of the lips without surgery. However, lip injections only provide temporary results. Dr. Stong performs a wide variety of lip augmentation or enhancement procedures, ranging from lip injections to surgical lip lifts, V to Y lip augmentation and lip dermal fat grafting. The procedure that is best for you will be based on whether or not you desire permanent results and what Dr. Stong determines is best suited to achieve your individual goals.

Am I a candidate for a lip augmentation or enhancement procedure?

A lip augmentation can be performed on patients of all ages to address thinning lips due to the natural aging process or for those that were born with thin lips. The best candidates are those that want to restore facial balance and improve lips that are uneven, shapeless, sagging or thin. As with any cosmetic surgery, patients should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations about their lip enhancement procedure. After a thorough consultation and examination, Dr. Stong can determine if a lip augmentation is right for you.

What is a lip injection?

Lip injections involve the use of hyaluronic acid fillers to plump the lips. Unlike surgical lip augmentation, lip injections are temporary solutions and require multiple treatments to maintain results. However, they are excellent for patients who want to avoid the cost and time associated with surgery. Lip Augmentation with filler injections can restore volume to the lips, address "lipstick bleed lines" and improve the fine lines that develop around the mouth with age. To avoid unnatural or “duck lip” results, it is important to choose a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon. Dr. Stong carefully selects and precisely places a filler product that will bring patients the most improved and natural results. Products such as Juvederm and Restylane are frequently used in non-surgical lip augmentation.

Are lip injections bruise free?

Using Dr. Stong’s advanced micro-cannula technique, patients are able to achieve natural and beautiful results with no bruising and minimal swelling. When a micro-cannula or blunt-tip cannula is used instead of a sharp hypodermic needle, the likelihood of piercing a blood vessel is dramatically reduced, which makes consequential bruising almost nonexistent. This revolutionary technique also provides improved accuracy and safety as well. Dr. Stong is one of very few plastic surgeons in the country who use this bruise free injection technique almost exclusively when offering injection treatments.

What is a lip lift?

For patients who have thinning lips, sagging corners of the lip and/or lengthening of the upper lip should consider a lip lift. A sub nasal lip lift is commonly used to reduce the vertical height of the upper lip to achieve more tooth show as well as improve red lip show. Two to three millimeters of frontal tooth show is considered ideal and aesthetically pleasing. A lip that has drooping corners can project a sad or angry appearance and can be addressed with an outer corner lip lift. Dr. Stong offers a variety of advanced lip lift techniques, including the subnasal lip lift and corner lip lift. Lip lifts are done in the office under local anesthesia.

What is a V to Y lip augmentation?

The V to Y lip augmentation is a surgical technique that can produce the fullest lips. This is the gold standard solution for permanently restoring ideal lip volume. The incisions are placed discreetly inside the mouth resulting in no external scarring. The V to Y lip augmentation can be done as a single, in-office procedure. Only a select number of doctors across the country offer the V to Y lip augmentation and Dr. Stong is proudly one of them.

What is a SMAS lip graft?

The SMAS lip graft, or Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System Graft, involves the use of fibro fatty tissue (the SMAS) that was removed during a facelift and placed into the upper or lower lips through tiny incisions inside the corner of the mouth. It is ideal for patients who desire permanent volume restoration of the lips who are also undergoing a facelift procedure.

What is lip dermal fat grafting?

Lip dermal fat grafting is a permanent method for augmenting the lips. The dermal-fat graft is taken from the skin and fat of the abdomen with the incision placed in the bikini line. The grafts are then carefully placed in the upper and lower lip to add fullness. The advantages of lip dermal fat grafts include the predictability of the augmentation and the ability to provide permanent surgical results with a single procedure.

What is a lip reduction?

Lips that are too large or protruding can distract a person’s natural beauty and disrupt proper balance to the face. A lip reduction is an excellent solution to correct excessively large lips. The incisions are placed on the inside of the lip. It is an in-office procedure that gives permanent results.

How to I avoid unnatural results from a lip augmentation procedure?

As with any cosmetic procedure involving the face, choosing a skilled, talented and experienced plastic surgeon is vital to the success of your results. It is of crucial importance that you select a plastic surgeon who approaches lip augmentation with careful consideration to refinement and contouring as well as volumization. Dr. Stong is highly trained in lip augmentation. He has a keen eye for the ideal appearance of the lips, which includes consideration of the Cupid’s Bow, lip volume, tooth show and vertical height of the upper lift. Unnatural results commonly occur when the lips were over-filled or treated too simplistically for additional volume alone.

Are lip implants safe and effective?

Lip implants are inserted through tiny incisions inside the corners of the mouth. There are multiple types of lip implant options, but most commonly silicone and gortex are used. In general, silicone and gortex lip implants do not look or feel natural. They also tend to have a higher risk for infection and extrusion. Dr. Stong offers a full menu of safe and proven procedures to restore permanent volume to the lips. He can discuss the effectiveness of each procedure as it relates to your specific goals and comfort level.

Are fat transfers to the lips a good procedure?

In general fat transfers are not recommended as a lip augmentation procedure. The survival of the grafts is not as predictable or precise as one would like. Additionally, the appearance can be quite lumpy following fat transfers, and the lips almost always feel unnatural.

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    Before & After Lip augmentation with Juvederm

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    Before & After Lip augmentation with Juvederm

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    Before & After French lip augmentation

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    Before & After French lip augmentation

*Disclaimer: These Are Actual Results For Patients Of Dr. Benjamin Stong. Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Results Can Vary Between Patients.


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Alese H.
Dr Stong is the ONLY Plastic Surgeon you should see, if you want the look that you have always dreamed of. I came to Dr Stong highly dissatisfied from a previous Rhinoplasty, and I was in need of a revision surgery to enhance my facial structure. From the first day I met Dr Stong he LISTENED to what I wanted and helped to design the perfect nose for me. His kind clinical team walked me through every step leading up to my surgery. The surgery and recovery went easy and I was back to my normal activities after a few weeks. It has only been a few months but I look and feel amazing. I get compliments all the time!!!! People stop me on the street to comment on how wonderful I look, and I am not ashamed to say that it's all because of Dr Stong. Dr stong didn't just enhance my looks-he changed my LIFE. Please call his office for an appointment today. You won't regret it!
Barbara N.
I was very nervous at the thought of rhinoplasty. So nervous that it took me over 20 years to finally go through with it. When I finally decided to undergo the procedure I wanted the best doctor for this job. I am so glad I found Dr. Stong. His specialty is facial surgery and Dr.Stong is up to date on the latest surgery techniques. He and his staff are kind and genuinely concerned. My calls are always answered by one of his staff and Dr. Stong is seeing me regularly for months to come to ensure that I am healing as expected. My nose looks very natural and I couldn't be happier with the results. I would highly recommend Dr. Stong to anyone that is considering facial surgery.
Mita N.
I went today to get non-surgical rhinoplasty. Dr. stong did a great job. I also had a consultation about a surgical rhinoplasty, he showed me how it would look like the before and after and I plan on getting it done by him when the juvederm in my nose is gone completely. The moment you walk in everyone is very nice and welcoming. I've been to other places for lip injections but I think Kalos is going to be my go to from now on.
Kenneth C.
Dr. Stong delivered exactly what I was looking for with my blepharoplasty. The results were suttle yet significant. People no longer ask me if I'm tired. Mission accomplished.
Debbie W.
I was really nervous even considering cosmetic surgery, but it had been becoming increasingly obvious that my youthful glow had dimmed. All the typical bad decisions we make in our youth, sunbathing without sunscreen and years of smoking had taken its toll. I was lucky to find Dr. Stong. He was referred to me by my Dermatopathologist Dr. Dirk Robertson. Dr Stong is a no nonsense type physician who gave me so much of his time from my first visit to my last. On March 16th I had a facelift and upper blepharoplasty. I love it! I’m still healing but the changes so far have been amazing. Dr. Stong was very clear and honest on what to expect in every phase of my surgery. Love his staff, they were super friendly, reassuring when I was nervous, and supportive throughout. Will return only to him for future procedures and will continue to recommend him to my friends and family.
Barbara F.
I had been looking for a plastic surgeon to have a facelift and blepharoplasty. The office and staff were excellent! I am thrilled with the results. Dr. Stong is a kind and compassionate doctor and skilled surgeon. I would recommend him to any of my friends or family!
Judith H.
I met Dr Stong when I had to have my basal cell reconstruction on the tip of my nose. He and his caring staff were there every step of the way. I then decided to have a facelift and once again had a wonderful experience! He is well trained in both areas. I would definitely recommend him! Judith Hoffman

*Disclaimer: Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Results Can Vary Between Patients.

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Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery, LLC
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE, Suite 910
Atlanta , GA 30342
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  • Double Board Certified, Fellowship Trained
  • Dr. Stong has successfully completed OVER 100 facelifts in his career
  • He performs OVER 40 Rhinoplasties per year
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