How to augment lips – known and unknown methods

Big, full lips like Angelina Jolie is a dream for almost every woman. Unfortunately, Mother Nature is perverse and usually gives us not what we want. If your lips do not resemble the ones you dream about in any way, you do not have to wring your hands and correct them with several layers of lipstick, which will rub away anyway. Read our guide and choose an effective method that will give you what you want.

Lip augmentation methods

Various ways to enlarge lips have been known to mankind for thousands of years. Women have always wanted to be attractive, and full lips were to be one of the elements leading to this goal. We currently have aesthetic medicine treatments that ensure very satisfying and long-lasting effects, but also home methods are popular. How to enlarge your lips? Here are proven ways.

Professional methods

This is a whole range of various treatments available in the beauty salon. They allow you to achieve lasting effects – you can use them to enlarge your lips and give them the desired shape, as well as restore them to symmetrical proportions. These procedures include both surgical and slightly less invasive procedures. Here are a few of them.

Hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid is an organic chemical compound that occurs naturally in the human body – in synovial fluid and skin. In aesthetic medicine, it is the best alternative to surgical methods to correct the shape of the face, as well as to fill the lips to increase their volume and improve the proportion.

The procedure itself is completely painless and lasts only about half an hour. It consists in injecting selected places of the red lip. The result is to fill these places and give them more volume. After the procedure, you can immediately return to normal activity, sometimes only slight redness is visible, which disappears within a few hours.

Hyaluronic acid injection is an ideal method for women who want to have beautiful, shapely lips, but do not want or cannot decide to have them surgically enlarged.

The biggest advantages of this method include its safety – side effects such as allergies are extremely rare. The list of contraindications for the treatment is very short and mainly includes autoimmune diseases. Unfortunately, its disadvantages include a relatively short-term effect – the procedure should be repeated every few months.

Cutting under the nose

As can be already inferred from the name,  the incision under the nose is a surgical method. The treatment involves making a small incision along the lifting grooves and removing a narrow skin strip. In this way, the distance between the nose and lips that rise and the upper lip widens.

This procedure is performed under local or general anaesthesia, and leaves a small, almost invisible scar at the incision site. It is obvious that the recovery period after it is longer than after hyaluronic acid injection. But the effects are permanent, properly conducted treatment eliminates the need for further interference in the shape and size of the lips.

Adding your own fat

Lipolifting or lipotransfer is another method of lip augmentation and modelling. It consists in injecting lip fat previously collected from the patient herself. A small amount of fat is enough for the procedure – usually 20 to 30 ml.

Lipotransfer treatment has many advantages – it is painless and lasts, like hyaluronic acid injection, less than an hour. Its effects are visible immediately, there is also no risk of rejection of the transplant or the occurrence of an allergic reaction.

Home methods

Actually, you don’t even have to leave your home to enjoy your dream mouth shape and size. In the comfort of your own bathroom, you can enlarge your lips a little and you can do it painlessly and in just a few moments. But beware – the effect will in most cases be illusory and visible only for a short period of time. And yet these methods are worth mentioning in a word.

Ice cube massage

Probably most of you have never heard of this method. Lip augmentation is based here on a gentle massage using ice cubes and cinnamon. This stimulates microcirculation, the lips become slightly red and slightly larger.

This method, popularised by American vloggers, is very safe, but its effects are difficult to say the least. Certainly the lips seem a bit bigger, but only for a moment. You can try it, but don’t expect miracles.

Speech therapy exercises

Not only the amount of fat contained in them, but also the strength of the surrounding muscles is responsible for the shape of the lips. It is the muscles that maintain their proper tension. So you can try speech therapy exercises that are derived from ancient yoga.

Exercises to improve the shape and size of the lips are very simple and just spend a few minutes a day. Stand in front of the mirror and send dozens of quick kisses to your reflection, blow an invisible (or real) balloon, smile broadly, make a spout or a fish.

You won’t see the effects, of course. But it’s worth a try – these exercises will relax your face muscles and improve your mood. And if they also enlarge your lips – that’s great!


Makeup has been known to humankind for thousands of years. And although in times not mentioned in the records, it had a slightly different role than it is today, it is still the most commonly used method of improving beauty.

Skillfully applied makeup will allow you to effectively shape your lips and give them volume. All you have to do is choose lipstick, lip liner and lip gloss in your favourite colour and put them on your lips. The effect is immediate, but unfortunately only temporary.

Lip augmenting cups

The last method is special silicone covers. They have the form of a small cup, which should be put to the mouth and sucked. Left on the lips for a few minutes, the overlay makes the lips more bloody, and thus fuller and more expressive.

This method is simple and its effects last several hours.

There are many methods of lip augmentation. All you have to do is choose the one that suits you best.

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