Lip Enhancement

Lip Enhancement in Sydney

What is involved in a lip enhancement in Sydney?

Do you believe that your lips are too thin for the rest of your face? Is your lip volume and shape contributing to a look of unhappiness, despite your being in a good mood? Did you know that there are multiple methods in modern facial plastic surgery to help the shape of your lips?

The appearance of the lips needs to be considered in conjunction with the impact of adjacent facial units – the nose and chin. When you have a consultation about lip enhancement in Sydney, your specialist plastic surgeon will also address these other factors.

Not all of us have the genetics to have lips like some of our favourite movie stars. As we age, some of the fat overlying the lips loses thickness. In addition, the normal movements of the lips contribute to extra lines around the lips, especially in smokers.

Options that can be considered for lip enhancement in Sydney include:-

•    Injections of dermal fillers to plump up the cheek
•    Anti-wrinkle injections
•    Laser skin resurfacing
•    Dermabrasion
•    Fat grafting to the lips
•    Surgically reshaping the lips

Non-surgical options, including dermal filler injections, anti-wrinkle injections and laser skin resurfacing procedures, are performed at Norwest Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery under local anaesthesia by Sydney Plastic Surgeon, Dr Gavin Sandercoe.

The other options are surgical, and are performed at an accredited hospital or day surgery by Dr Sandercoe, along with general anaesthesia administered by a specialist anaesthetist to ensure your safety.

Surgical options are usually performed in conjunction with another procedure, such as a face lift or nose surgery, so pricing is not included on our website as it varies widely. It is exceedingly rare for any of these procedures to attract funding from Medicare, or therefore, your health fund.

The importance of other facial structures

Considering the overall facial balance is an important part of a lip enhancement in Sydney. Surgically enhancing the size and shape of your lips can create significant visual changes to how your chin, nose, and cheeks appear. The plastic surgeon must consider this when planning the lip enhancement procedure. In some cases, another procedure, such as a rhinoplasty (nose reshaping surgery), may be performed along with the lip enhancement in Sydney, to achieve the correct overall facial balance. Additionally, surgical or non-surgical procedures for the other parts of the face may help to achieve the overall desired results from the lip enhancement. Different patients may benefit from different procedures, so you’ll need a consultation with a specialist plastic surgeon to determine what would be best in your case.

What does Dr Sandercoe offer?

An initial consultation with Sydney Plastic Surgeon Dr Gavin Sandercoe and his team will help you to understand what your individual circumstances are, and what your options are for lip enhancement in Sydney. To help you choose among the many options available to you, Dr Sandercoe needs to examine you and discuss your medical history and your goals for your appearance.

Dr Gavin Sandercoe is a fully qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon with training in different techniques of lip enhancement. Dr Sandercoe does not favour one particular technique – he will discuss all of your options and propose a technique that is matched to your needs. This will help you on the road to recovering with a great result from your lip enhancement in Sydney!

Find out more about an initial surgical consultation.

Patient Education Library