8004 Constitution Place NE

Albuquerque, NM 87110

Lip Augmentation in Albuquerque, NM

42 Procedures ( View All )

About Lip Augmentation

For many people, their lips can be a point of pride. For others, insecurity. Everyone wants full, plump lips, but not everyone has them naturally. At Hermosa Plastic Surgery in Albuquerque, NM, we offer lip augmentation to help our patients feel confident in the state of their lips. Lip augmentation is an enhancement to the lips, which can make them fuller or even reduce visible lines and wrinkles. This can be in the form of a variety of enhancements to one or both lips, including fat injections and dermal fillers. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Miguel Gallegos today to discuss all of the available options for your lips.

Ideal Candidates for Lip Augmentation

Prospective patients considering upper and/or lower lip plumping should be in good general health. The procedure usually helps those who have thin lips, visible wrinkles or lines along the lips, and/or uneven or asymmetrical lips. However, lip augmentation may not be the right choice for patients who have:

  • Connective tissue disorders
  • Lupus
  • Blood-clotting disorders
  • Oral herpes

Surgical Technique

Dermal fillers involve the injection of a substance, such as Juvéderm, into the lips. These injections are made slowly and in increments until Dr. Gallegos feels that the lips have met the patient's pre-stated goals. Before the injections are ever made, a numbing cream is applied to reduce any discomfort felt during the session. Sometimes, injections will need to be repeated multiple times, depending on how quickly the patient's body absorbs the filler. This technique takes place in-office and usually takes around 30 minutes to perform.

What to Expect

The recovery process from lip augmentation is essentially nonexistent. The most common side effects are that the lips will likely feel sore and appear swollen following the surgery. However, this will subside within a few days. Most normal activities can be resumed the moment the procedure is concluded, but we recommend you avoid exercise for at least 24 – 48 hours to refrain from causing further swelling and bruising. Once the swelling and pain dissipate, the results should be immediately noticeable. Your lips will look plump, feel soft, and likely be the envy of your family and friends.

Request Consultation

Plan Your Procedure

Contact Us

Kiss Your Old Lips Goodbye

Inject some added confidence into your life with lip augmentation at Hermosa Plastic Surgery. Our expert staff can answer any questions you may have at any point in the process — from payment to post-treatment care. You'll love your time spent with us almost as much as you love your new lips. Call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Miguel Gallegos.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.