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Lip Augmentation

Lip Augmentation Overview

Treats: Lips that are too thin, asymmetrical or lack shape

Length: 15 minutes

Anesthesia: Topical numbing cream is available

In/Outpatient: Outpatient

Side Effects: Swelling, bruising are possible for a few days after treatment

Risks: Minimal when procedure is performed by an experienced injector

Recovery: Most patients return to regular schedule immediately following the procedure

Duration of Results: 6-12 months, depending on product used

Remarkable Care, Exceptional Results


“After years of hating my thin lips, I finally made the leap to do something about it. I went to Dr. Kulbersh after reading several reviews. I’m so glad I did! They came out looking great. I was shocked how natural they looked and felt so quickly after I’d had it done. I followed the post procedure care instructions to a T.”

-Jenn1013, RealSelf



Before filler on left | After filler on right

The lips are a prominent feature of the face. As such, many patients want to enhance this feature by adding youthful shape and volume. This can be achieved with a minimal procedure that requires no downtime. Lip augmentation is a straightforward, quick, and highly rewarding procedure that can greatly enhance the lips and the harmony and appearance of the face overall.

The top aesthetic destination of the south, Carolina Facial Plastics, is led by double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Kulbersh. With his team of cosmetic experts, a fully accredited surgery center, and a private recovery retreat all located in the heart of SouthPark, Carolina Facial Plastics is known for
unparalleled and natural-looking results exclusively for the face.

Lip augmentation is a treatment that uses injectable dermal fillers to add shape and fullness to the lips. The procedure is highly customizable to the precise needs and goals of each patient. Dr. Kulbersh, Courtney Whitley FNP-C, and Heather Bryant, MPAS, PA-C all have expertise and experience in this procedure to ensure patients receive the highest quality of care and the best possible results.

Learn more about lip enhancement here.

Dysport Candidate is interviewed by Courtney in Charlotte, NC

You might be a good candidate for lip augmentation if you:

  • Have lost volume in your lips, resulting in thinner, less attractive lips
  • Have fine lines surrounding your lips
  • See flattening of the smooth curves of the upper lip
  • Desire a curvier, fuller, and pouty lip to enhance your smile

The staff at Carolina Facial Plastics in Charlotte will take the time to assess you and discuss your concerns and goals to determine whether lip augmentation is the right choice for you.

At Carolina Facial Plastics, we can use a needleless injection technique for lip augmentation that is more comfortable for their patients and minimizes trauma. When a needle is used for this treatment, the treatment area is poked multiple times. The blunt-tipped cannula used for the needleless technique is similar to a needle except that it is rounded on the end. The blunt tip pushes the tissue to the sides, thereby causing less trama than a needle. This approach results in less pain, swelling, and bruising. The only time a needle is used during lip augmentation is to apply numbing medication and make a tiny hole in the skin to allow for the blunt cannula’s insertion.


Dr. Kulbersh, Courtney, or Heather should be able to perform your lip augmentation in about 15 minutes. You may receive topical numbing before the injections to ensure you are comfortable throughout the procedure. This option adds about 20 minutes to the treatment time. During the treatment, your injector will carefully administer the filler into the lips using the blunt-tipped cannula in most cases to ensure the smoothest result with minimal side effects afterward.

You will begin to see the results right away and you can return to your normal schedule immediately following your procedure. Minimal swelling is possible with any type of injection but typically resolves in a few days.


The lips are one of the most sensitive areas in the face and our expert injectors want to make any experience under their care as comfortable as possible. In the wrong hands, lip augmentation with injectable fillers can be a painful experience. Trained under the direction of the most prominent facial plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills, Dr. Kulbersh centered half of his training on fillers and injectables and has coined the “Needleless Filler Technique,” a comfortable, less invasive way to inject fillers which can be used by our aesthetic team.

If you would like to learn more about the lip augmentation process or find out if you are a candidate, contact our office today.

Frequently asked questions

Dr. Kulbersh and his team use a variety of fillers from both the Juvederm and Restylane line. The right filler will be selected based on how much volume is needed, and each patient’s specific concerns. Rest assured, we will choose your filler carefully to ensure you achieve the best possible results from your treatment.

Lip treatments are relatively comfortable for most patients. However, we do offer topical numbing cream for patients who would like additional assurance during the procedure.

Patients that undergo lip augmentation will often experience some swelling and possible bruising after the treatment. These side effects are usually mild and only last a few days.

Patients who come in for lip enhancement often have other areas they would like to treat as well. Lip augmentation might be combined with other injectable treatments like tear trough fillers, Botox injections, or cheek augmentation to produce the most dramatic improvements in the appearance.

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