Lip Augmentation

How much do lip augmentations usually cost?

Lip augmentations, also called plumped-up lips or lip fillers are a popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment these days. You only have to look at the celebrity pages in your local mag to see that. But it’s not only celebrities availing of this treatment. Everyday people who feel their lips are a little on the thin side find a lip augmentation to be a relatively inexpensive way to increase the fullness of their lips, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and boost confidence.

Now we don’t suggest you go wild with this treatment; you still want to look natural.

Most people agree that beautiful, voluptuous, kissable, full lips are nice! Now we don’t suggest you go wild with this treatment; you still want to look natural. Some clients, though, do insist on a heavier treatment. This in itself can push the price of the treatment up due to the extra volume of filler required. The more filler required, the higher the treatment cost.

There are a few factors that determine how much filler we will use and thus the treatment cost. Of course, the first is the advice of the practitioner and then, as we said, what you as a client ultimately decide after that advice. Your practitioner may prescribe the use of a filler or a fat transfer or even some of the more permanent agents we can use. All these have different costings.

The most common way of augmenting or plumping lips is with the dermal filler products. These tend to come in half vials and full vials, so this is the costing point for price determination. Most people start with a full vial with ⅔ on the bottom and ⅓ on top. With some it will be ¼ on top and ¾ on the bottom and 50ml ½ - ½. The cost of the product from the suppliers varies between $605 and $770 for one vial.

How often do I have to have my lip augmentation treatment?

If it’s done in the appropriate manner, you should get at least 12 months out of the first injection. After that you’ll probably get 18 months to 2 years out of your next treatment. You see, the more you do this procedure, the less often you need to do it. Because while the fillers are temporary, they create an architecture or scaffolding where a permanent collagen lay-down happens and you’re getting a permanent result out of a temporary agent.

Do be aware that there is an immense difference between the practitioners around the country. So for some clinics that aren’t following the appropriate optimum procedures, the fillers may not last as long and you’ll have to have it done more often. In the long run, you’ll be paying for more. In your consultation, we will discuss openly all the options with you.

Dr Neal