Alloderm Lip Augmentation
An Alloderm lip augmentation is performed with the use of an engineered biomedical material that became FDA approved nearly two decades ago. The soft tissue implant is essentially a collagen graft created from actual human tissues during processes where certain cells are removed to prevent rejection of the implanted tissue. Because an Alloderm lip augmentation utilizes natural human tissues, the results are very realistic. The increase in size can be described as mild to moderate. Maintaining the enhancements to your lips is very easy. Depending on the filler that Dr. Shapiro recommends for you, your enhancements will need to be maintained approximately twice per year with a quick visit to his office. The patient’s new lips are permanently larger for several years, typically five or longer.