Lips are one of the facial organs which decorate the face attractively beautiful and make speaking possible. Well-shaped and beautiful lips are important features in every face. The lips may be abnormally thin or thick. So, many people mostly women choose lip augmentation to improve their facial appearance and look more attractive and appealing.

What is Lip Augmentation?


Lip augmentation also referred to as lip enhancement or lip job, is a medical cosmetic procedure that increases the volume of your lips, changes the size, and makes them plumper. Moreover, it helps to reduce the wrinkles around the mouth. Lip augmentation is a very easy procedure in plastic surgery.

Lip augmentation is a common cosmetic procedure in Iran as a growing number of Iranian women and a few men are using lip enhancement for aesthetic purposes. For this reason, this procedure is ranked among the top procedures performed in Iran.

Lip Augmentation Cost in Iran


Iran is an inexpensive country compared to many other destinations for tourism purposes including medical and health tourism. According to the following chart, lip augmentation surgery prices in Iran are reasonable and affordable. 


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Types of Lip Augmentation in Iran


Lip augmentation or lip enhancement has three popular methods including lip implants, fillers, and fat transfer or tissue grafting which depending on the patient’s condition can be chosen and performed.  

    • Lip implants
    • Fillers
    • Fat transfer

Lip implant is a permanent option positioning the implants underneath the lip fat and above the lip muscles through a thin tunnel that the surgeon creates to accommodate the implant. These implants are soft but solid silicone shaped like natural lips.

There are three types of lip implants including: GORE-TEX, Soft Form, and Alloderm. This is an in-office procedure and takes about an hour to be performed. The surgeon makes tiny incisions at the corners of your mouth to place the implant. GoreTex, SoftForm and soft ePTFE synthetic types while AlloDerm is the most common natural implant.


GORE-TEX lip implants are the most popular method in lip implant and have been used for many years. These Gore-Tex tubes allow the natural lip tissue ingrowth and make the implants part of the lip structure.


SoftForm lip implant is an updated form of Gortex. They are also made from ePTFE but have a tubular shape. This method does not provide large volume correction but reduces the chance of migration. As long as the implant is in place, Softform results are long lasting.

Alloderm is the most common natural implant derived from human tissue. That is why it will not provoke an allergic response.

Lip implants, comparing to other cosmetic surgeries, have fewer complications. However, like any surgery, there are some risks that should be taken into consideration such as scarring, implant rejection, implant migration and stiffness of the lips.

Lip filler is the most common lip augmentation method involving injecting dermal fillers in and around the mouth. There are several types of fillers but the most common filler is hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally presents in the human body found in fluids in the eyes and joints and helps increase the volume of the lips.

Another type of filler is Collagen-based lip fillers, which are into two types: bovine-derived collagen and human-derived collagen.

The fillers usually contain lidocaine which is a local anesthetic substance so there is no need for anesthesia. It is an outpatient surgery and takes less than 30 minutes to be performed and you can go home the same day. Lip filler is a temporary solution which lasts for six to eight months. Lip fillers are the least expensive option.

Fat grafting, also called autologous lip augmentation is the advanced method in lip augmentation which uses your own fat and tissues to add fullness. This option is ideal for those individuals who don’t like to inject foreign material into their body. The fat is derived from the patient’s own abdomen or thighs. During the transfer, some fat cells die which is normal. So, the surgeon injects the fat at intervals avoiding this problem. This method is performed under local anaesthesia as it involves fat harvested from your abdomen. It takes between 60-90 minutes. Lips augmented with fat lasts plump for at least five years.

Lip Augmentation Recovery and After care


The recovery period is short and you can resume your normal life on the same or next day. However, each method comes with its own distinct set of pros and cons. You may experience some side effects such as swelling, bruising, and redness after the procedure which normally will fade away within a few days. Stitches will dissolve approximately within a week after the surgery. You may also experience numbness of lips.  

Lip Augmentation

In order to succeed a lip augmentation surgery, you should avoid some works as follows:

    • wearing make-up for at least 12 hours
    • saunas, steam rooms, sunbeds, or sun exposure until redness and swelling fade 
    • heavy exercise for at least 1 day 
    • drinking alcohol for at least 1 day 
    • manipulation of the treated area

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