Lip Enlargement & Augmentation | Scottsdale, AZ

For women or men wishing for fuller lips, there are multiple solutions from non-surgical to surgical. Some solutions require maintenance with recurrent visits to the office and others are just a one-time thing. The lip enhancement can be accomplished with silicone implants, fat transfer, or fillers to add shape and volume to the lips. Scottsdale, AZ board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Carlos Mata offers different treatments and procedures to enhance your lips. A consultation is recommended to discuss the right options for you.

Lip Enhancement Options

The techniques used during a facelift vary depending on the patient’s facial features, goals, conditions, and expectations. The level of invasiveness, placement of incisions, what layers of tissues will be corrected, and what risks may be associated with the surgery are something Dr. Mata will discuss with you before moving forward with the surgery to determine what technique is best for you. These are the different facelift surgical techniques:


Lip enhancement using implants places an implant according to the preferred size and shape that will increase volume in the lips. The result will look and feel natural, especially after several months when the implant is settled in its position. This is a permanent enhancement that may also be removed if the patient desires. Two implant types can be used: Advanta Lip, which uses a synthetic Gore-Tex material that offers a fuller result with a firmer feel; and PermaLip™, which is a solid silicone material that offers a soft, natural result. The incisions will be made on the outer corner of the mouth and the implant is inserted through a tunnel. The scars are concealed as the incisions are made along the natural lip line, and the sutures are so fine that once dissolved, they are unnoticeable. The procedure is performed in our Scottsdale, AZ surgical office under deep sedation.


The fat deposits are harvested from the patient’s own body by means of liposuction. These collected fats are purified and reinstated with tiny syringes into the lips. Dr. Scottsdale® will take the extra measure of reinstating the fat tissues, slowly layering the filler to reshape the lips to meet the patient’s aesthetic desires. 

Lip Implant vs Fillers?

It depends. Both solid implants and injectable fillers have their advantages and disadvantages. Patients need to consider the longevity and maintenance of both options. Solid implants are permanent while injectable fillers need reinjection every 6 months. Patients may opt to see the effects a filler will have on the lips first and realize lip augmentation is not for them. The pros and cons of both may be discussed during the initial consultation.

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Lip Augmentation FAQs

How real does a lip implant look?

Technology today is able to design implants that produce great results when it comes to providing a natural look and feel. Optimal results are achieved when implants settle and integrate with the natural tissues of the lips. It is important to find a surgeon who has the necessary skills and experience when it comes to lip enhancement treatment.

Can I remove my lip implant?

Yes. Silicone implants are easier to remove than porous implants but both are removable with secondary surgery. Liquid fillers go away naturally over time as the substance is absorbed by the body, although a minimal fraction may be retained and may take a while before fully absorbed.

Will there be scars?

With implants, incisions are placed along the natural lip line and the scar will be barely noticeable. Fillers inserted by injection will not have any scars at all. It is important to take extra care of the surgery wounds according to doctor’s prescriptions to avoid any infections.