Recently we discussed that when it comes to lip augmentation Chicago clinics are leading the way in the US in terms of ability and professionalism and getting your lips done here is one of the best places in the country to do so. Many of you have also been writing in with questions about lip augmentation which we are going to try and answer today.

There are a lot of myths surrounding this procedure and that is what we want to get into now, here are some of the answer to your most asked questions.

What is It?

Lip augmentation is a broader term for a cosmetic procedure which seeks to boost the size and sculpt the shape of your lips. There are a number of ways that this can be done from fillers which are injected into the lips to laser treatment and sometimes implants can be used, which are inserted into the lips.

Trout Pout?

In the 90s there were so many people who were desperate to have bigger lips that they would go to crazy lengths in order to achieve it, and the result was some horror stories of trout pouts. Thankfully technology and regulations have moved on a great deal since those days and in today’s world the risks are incredibly. There are still risks of course, your body may reject the serum of the implants but your surgeon will explain all of these to you before you start.

How Long For Results?

No matter which procedure you decide to have, the results will be visible right away, in fact they may be slightly larger than the results you were looking for but that is simply because there is some inflammation which will soon come down. Once the swelling subsides, around a week after the procedure, you will have the results that you have been looking for.


If you do not like the results of your lip augmentation or you simply want to go back to the start, you can do so if you have implants, which of course can be removed. If you have had fillers injected then these are temporary anyway and so eventually the body will absorb them and your lips will go back to normal, bear in mind however that the lips will have been stretched so you may not always get your exact same lip shape and size as you once had.


As mentioned there are risks here but they are minimal. Risks can range from infections, extrusion, bruising, hematoma or perhaps even necrosis in extreme cases. These low levels risks are worth knowing about so that you go into this with your eyes wide open.

Any more questions please feel free to ask away in the comments section below, we’d love to hear what your thoughts are on this procedure and whether or not it is something which you may consider doing.