Question: I have a full bottom lip and a pencil thin upper lip I would like then evened out by having lip augmentation on just the upper lip. What is your usual procedure for this?
Answer: Many patients have one lip that is larger and the other lip that is thinner or smaller. Asymmetry is common. If the upper lip is greatly thinner than the lower lip, this imbalance may look unnatural. To fix this, there are various techniques including fillers and implant materials. A good procedure is using an injectable material which will increase the volume of this lip. The advantage of using injectable materials is that the patient can determine exactly the thickness of the lip. Also, the injection can be performed in a very precise fashion, not just to increase the fullness of it but also to improve the shape of the lip. The best method to achieve your goal is to consult with an experienced facial plastic surgeon and go over your aesthetic results and choose the best technique for your lips.