The human lips are a multi-purpose organ. They aid us in consuming food, making facial expressions, and articulating during speaking. Additionally, the lips are a tactile organ with many nerve endings, which is also why they are an erogenous zone. With so many functions it is no wonder that the lips are a huge part of our identity. In youth lips tend to be full and plump, with defined borders, but with age we lose lip volume. This loss is due to fat atrophy in the face. Over the years, cosmetic surgeons have used many different substances to rejuvenate the lips, such as liquid silicon and bovine collagen. Though these treatments were effective, their longevity was extremely limited, sometimes lasting only 6 weeks. Presently the most common lip enhancement procedures involve injectables such as Restylane. Restylane contains hyaluronic acid. It adds volume to the lips and helps to reduce fine lines around the mouth. The results of Restylane can last anywhere from four to 12 months. Fat injections are also an option for patients. Dr. Michael Eisemann of the Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center Houston can assist patients with lip augmentation and educate them on the newest treatments for lip augmentation. To learn more about how to make your lips for voluptuous, contact Dr. Eisemann today.