For patients interested in receiving lip augmentations, it is worth noting that there are going to be some important decisions you are going to have to make. Thankfully, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Elias Gikas will be there to guide you through the process every step of the way.

The most popular options for injectable lip enhancement are transferred fat, a reliable and long-lasting way to enlarge the lips; a filler containing hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in most living things; and a filler containing calcium hydroxylapatite.

The first is in a category known as implantable lip augmentations, and the latter two belong to the absorbable family. Each group comes with its own set of pros and cons.

To learn more about lip augmentations, contact Dr. Gikas for a consultation at our Chicago office.