Your lips are among the first things others notice about you. Plump, full lips can enhance your facial features and give you an appealing, youthful appearance. Not everyone has been blessed with full, plump lips. Genetics, smoking, and the natural aging process can all impact the size and shape of your lips. Thinning lips have an impact on your confidence and self-esteem.

For years, Boston Center for Plastic Surgery has been offering advanced treatments to restore the shape, size, and volume of lips. Our experienced doctors can help you achieve beautiful, natural-looking lips that enhance your appearance without looking overdone.

Benefits of non-invasive lip augmentation

  • Natural-looking lip fullness: Modern dermal fillers add volume to the lips and create immediate shape. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) injectables continue to pull in moisture from surrounding tissues, resulting in soft, natural-looking results.
  • Gradual improvements: While most dermal fillers provide immediate results, we can offer subtle changes over multiple sessions, ensuring a natural appearance without drastic alterations.
  • Overall improvement in appearance: Fuller, shapely lips complement other facial features, making you look younger and boosting your confidence.
  • Quick recovery: Injectable fillers are administered in a brief office appointment, usually taking less than 30 minutes. Although mild swelling is common, it typically diminishes within two days.
  • Minimal chance of serious side effects: Common post-treatment effects include redness, mild bruising, tenderness, and slight swelling. Serious complications like infection, nerve damage, and scarring are rare.

Lip augmentation at Boston Center for Plastic Surgery

Today, there are various options for non-surgical lip augmentation in Boston. We offer a range of soft tissue fillers, all FDA-approved for safe results. In addition to dermal fillers, we provide the fat transfer technique, which uses your body's own fatty tissue to plump your lips. Our available fillers include:

Juvéderm Volbella

A soft HA filler perfect for adding volume to the lips, restoring shape and contour without an overfilled appearance. The results last from four to six months.

Juvéderm Ultra and Juvéderm Ultra Plus

FDA-approved fillers are suitable for immediately adding shape to thin or uneven lips. These fillers create plump, pillow-like lips that feel soft to the touch. Results last for six to nine months, sometimes longer.


A trusted HA filler providing exceptional results. Over time, it encourages collagen production, making results last up to six months. Restylane Silk is a softer form that is effective for filling fine lines above and below the lips. Restylane Refyne is another softer filler for the lips.

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Combining microneedling with lip augmentation  

Many people opt for microneedling to achieve smoother skin, but genetics, smoking, and aging can affect lip size and shape. While microneedling can't be used directly on the lips, patients can request lip augmentation to enhance their lips during microneedling.

Benefits of lip augmentation with microneedling

Micro-needling rejuvenates the skin around the nose and mouth by activating collagen and elastin production. Simultaneously, non-invasive lip augmentation adds volume and definition to the lips. Lip fillers in Brookline are a quick add-on procedure often performed with microneedling, taking less than 30 minutes. It provides benefits such as soft, natural-looking results, fuller and shapelier lips, improved symmetry, defined borders, smoothed lip lines, a younger appearance, renewed confidence, minimal risk, quick recovery, and mild side effects.

Who is the ideal lip augmentation candidate?

Both men and women seeking to enhance their lips can be ideal candidates for lip augmentation. During a one-on-one consultation, our doctors will assess your lips and facial tissues, discuss various lip augmentation techniques, and determine the best treatment plan. An ideal candidate understands the recommended treatment and holds realistic expectations. However, lip augmentation may not be suitable for those who are pregnant, nursing, experiencing certain health issues, or have an active skin or viral infection.

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What to expect from your lip augmentation procedure?

At Boston Center for Plastic Surgery, we offer a range of non-invasive lip augmentation techniques. Various dermal fillers are designed to smooth fine lip lines and add symmetry and volume to the lips. These fillers can create a more defined lip border and Vermilion Border (the "M" along the top lip). Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers take less than half an hour to administer, and topical numbing cream or local anesthetic can be applied for patient comfort.

Lip fat transfer can provide long-lasting shape and volume. Using a fine cannula (tube), we perform liposuction to remove a small amount of fatty tissue from another area of your body, such as the abdomen or thighs. After purification and isolation, the fat cells are reinjected into the lips, creating a soft fullness that can last for years. Most lip fat transfer techniques take less than an hour.

What is the recovery from lip augmentation?

There is little to no downtime after a non-invasive lip augmentation procedure. Many patients return to their normal activities, including work, right away. However, it's common to experience slight swelling, mild bruising, and tenderness for the first 24-48 hours. Some patients prefer to take the first afternoon to recover before returning to work. Exercise should be avoided for the first 48 hours to reduce swelling, and makeup can be applied immediately.

Non-invasive lip augmentation results

Results from non-invasive lip augmentation can be seen immediately and last for six to nine months or longer, depending on the specific injectable and individual patient. Once the benefits start to fade, a maintenance session can extend the results. During the consultation, our doctors will review the expected results in detail. The lip augmentation techniques at Boston Center for Plastic Surgery are considered safe and effective, with mild side effects like redness, tenderness, swelling, and bruising being common. 

How much does lip augmentation cost?

For more information about non-invasive lip augmentation options at the Boston Center for Plastic Surgery, please call our office. During your confidential consultation, we will determine the exact cost of your upcoming lip enhancement procedure. Most insurance policies do not cover lip augmentation, as it is considered an elective cosmetic procedure. To make payment easier, we accept medical financing from CareCredit.

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Why choose us for lip augmentation?

Choose Boston Center for Plastic Surgery for lip augmentation, where our board-certified specialists deliver natural-looking results using the latest techniques. Our team, led by Dr. Leonard Miller—a pioneer in aesthetic medicine with over 35 years of experience—offers a concierge experience in a state-of-the-art facility. We're known for our consultative approach, honesty about expectations, and commitment to patient satisfaction. As one of the largest plastic surgery and aesthetic centers in the region, we provide all surgical and non-surgical procedures under one roof, ensuring a comprehensive, full-service experience.

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Lip Augmentation FAQ

What is lip augmentation?

Am I a suitable candidate for lip enhancement?

When will I see results from my lip augmentation?

When can I resume work after my lip enhancement?

What are the risks and side effects of lip augmentation?

What is lip augmentation?

Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure aimed at enhancing thinning lips, smoothing lip lines, and defining fading lip borders. Using various soft tissue fillers, Dr. Miller and Dr. Doherty at Boston Center for Plastic Surgery can achieve subtle, natural-looking improvements in lip shape, fullness, and symmetry. Additionally, the fat transfer technique can provide long-lasting lip fullness by using fatty tissue from a donor area of the body.

Am I a suitable candidate for lip enhancement?

Nearly anyone dissatisfied with the shape or fullness of their lips may be a good candidate for non-invasive lip augmentation. Candidates should generally be in good overall health, understand the recommended treatment plan, and have realistic expectations for the results. However, patients who are pregnant, nursing, or dealing with specific medical conditions may need to delay their lip augmentation session.

When will I see results from my lip augmentation?

The benefits of a lip augmentation session are often noticeable right away. Dermal fillers provide immediate plumping and sculpting of the lips. Hyaluronic Acid fillers, in particular, offer long-lasting results by stimulating the body's collagen production, extending the effects of the treatment for six to nine months, and sometimes even longer.

When can I resume work after my lip enhancement?

Lip augmentation typically involves little to no downtime, allowing patients to return to work immediately. However, it's common to experience some bruising and mild swelling, so some individuals may prefer to wait a day or two before resuming work or school. It's advisable to avoid strenuous exercise for the first 48 hours. Makeup can be applied right away.

What are the risks and side effects of lip augmentation?

The lip enhancement techniques provided at the Boston Center for Plastic Surgery are considered safe. Side effects are generally mild and may include redness, swelling, pinpoint bleeding, and bruising. Serious complications are extremely rare, although there is a slight possibility of infection, nerve damage, or asymmetry. Choosing an experienced cosmetic surgeon for injectable treatments is crucial to minimize risks.

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