About Lip Augmentation
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Charles Virden performs lip augmentation using Juvéderm injectable fillers or an autologous fat transfer to the lips. Dr. Virden also offers the lip lift to correct signs of aging in the upper lip Dr. Virden has had an interest in lip augmentation for many years. Dr. Virden has studied and performed just about every possible lip procedure, surgery, and filler available, but these are the three he has found to be most effective for his Nevada and California patients at the office of Charles P. Virden, MD in Reno, Nevada:
Juvéderm® Ultra XC and Juvéderm Volbella® XC
Juvéderm Ultra XC injectable filler adds temporary fullness to the lips, while Juvéderm Volbella XC adds subtle volume and softens vertical lip lines.
Fat transfer is another quick and efficient way to plump up lips and give them a full and beautiful result. The potential to use your own fat is a nice option for those who want to lose some fat in the tummy or hip area and “transplant” the fat to the lips.
Some patients find that as they age, the length of the skin above the upper lip lengthens and covers up the bottom edge of the front teeth. With a lip lift, Dr. Virden removes the strip of excess skin from underneath the nose to rejuvenate the area around the mouth and lips.
Dr. Virden's primary Lip Augmentation method is Silikon 1000. This off label medical-grade silicone is used for long lasting results due to it's inability to be broken down by the body.
The ideal candidates for upper and/or lower lip augmentation surgery are men and women who:
- Have thin lips
- Want fuller, balanced lips
- Have excess skin above their upper lip
- Are in overall good health
"I came in from out of state to have my procedures done with Dr. Virden. He is extremely personable, knowledgeable and confident in what he does. On the day of my pre-op, as I was flying into Reno, my flights were diverted and delayed and I didn't get in until late. Dr, Virden went above and beyond to meet with me outside of normal office hours to make sure I was ready and confident for surgery the next morning. He is caring and attentive and checked in on me over the weekend after the surgery. I'm extremely happy with my results. My breasts look amazing and my tummy flat! I have had minimal pain after surgery and I attribute that to having an extremely skilled surgeon. I highly recommend Dr. Virden!"- Google User / Google / Nov 22, 2016
"CHANGED MY LIFE!I whole heartily recommend Dr. Charles Virden for a procedure. I had two consults a couple of years apart for an abdominoplasty. He sat with me and asked, “what has changed”? This led to a wonderful, caring discussion on what had changed in the two years since my first consult. (loss of almost 100lbs) Dr. Virden became as excited or more excited as I was to the prospects of how this procedure would change my life. He was so caring and enthusiastic to do the procedure. As I lay in recovery, he threw back the curtain and said (with the largest smile I have ever seen), “Hello skinny, I’ll see you tomorrow.” I can only say, I wish I had done it sooner…it has Changed My life! Thank you, Thank you. Patty"- P.B. / Google / Oct 02, 2019
"Prior to having Dr Virden correct 2 botched surgeries I had given up on all hope of looking normal. The plastic surgeon that did my previous surgeries had me on a pump for a year then made me pay full price for a revision that was worse. Dr. Virden never had a doubt he could fix it and that gave me hope. I can honestly say I had given up on anyone fixing it, but he did! I am 3 weeks out from surgery and I feel like I did in my 20's! Seriously this isn't an exaggeration. I would refer my friends and family to Dr. Virden and his staff. His positive attitude and professional but kind bedside manner is comforting. I honestly can't say enough about my experience and how happy I am. If you're thinking about changing something please talk to him first. After all I have been through I can honestly say he comes through and has an eye for detail. Thank you Dr. Virden and staff for giving me a new outlook on myself."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Sep 12, 2019
"I've been going to see Leah S. for a few years now for a variety of things and she's the absolute best! I live in NYC and always make it point to book an appointment whenever I go back to visit family in Tahoe. She's incredibly knowledgeable, makes you feel comfortable and all her work is amazing. I would highly recommend Leah and even got a few friends and family members to start seeing her!"- K.O. / Google / Aug 27, 2019
"I saw Aleah Hartung the P.A. In Dr Virdens office for a skin tag removal. I didn’t have to wait months to get in to see her as if I had to see a dermatologist in any other office. I got in, in less than a week. Her technique was amazing, I didn’t feel a thing. I was very impressed. I highly recommend anyone who needs their skin looked at for any suspicious lesions, moles or any skin concerns."- N.T. / Google / Aug 07, 2019
What to Expect
Depending on the augmentation option the patient chooses, surgery may or may not be needed, but all of the options can be performed as an outpatient procedure. Injections grafted fat o medical-grade dermal fillers do not need incisions and will be implemented with a syringe. It may take several injections to get the desired fullness. Patients can expect the lips to be tender and sore for several days after the surgery. Scarring is very minimal with a lip lift. Aftercare instructions will be given to help all patients properly care for their lips.
Patients should see immediate results after their lip augmentation with injectable fillers or a lip lift. Dermal filler injections will slowly absorb into the body and thus the lips will naturally become smaller. Repeated treatments will be needed to maintain results.
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Love Your Lips
At our plastic surgery practice, we want you to love your lips and your smile. Schedule a private consultation with our office today and learn how a lip augmentation can give you back the fullness in your lips or create the sensuous lips you desire.