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Do You Need Lip Contouring?

As the focal point of the lower face, the mouth is key for communication and self-expression. Full, soft lips are considered attractive on both women and men, but many of us weren’t born with ideal lip contours. If you want fuller, more sensuous lips that look like the product of good genes, Mabrie Facial Institute can help.  

We specialize in natural-looking lip augmentation with filler injections for a “San Francisco aesthetic”—fashionable, well-groomed, and above all, natural appearance. And our treatment is about more than just the lips. We address lines and shadows around the mouth, too, so you look radiant, healthy, and like the best version of you. 

Our Solution: Lip Contouring With Fillers for Soft, Natural Enhancement

Ideal lips are plump with a gentle, “Cupid’s bow,” and follow the golden ratio of 1 to 1.6, upper lip to lower lip. However, many of us have naturally thin, asymmetrical, or flat lips that could use a little help. Sometimes contouring is needed to create a more defined border or bring the lips into better proportion with other features.

It’s important to treat lips artfully, avoiding a plastic, overdone look. At Mabrie Facial Institute, we create the look of full, sensual lips with dermal fillers from the Restylane® and JUVEDERM® families. We are careful to stay within the natural curves of the lip in order to provide the most realistic-looking results for both women and men. 

One of the reasons some individuals end up with overfilled, unnatural looking lips is because of the caliber of the injector and the tools he/she uses. Our team uses the latest proven techniques and technology, including the blunt-tipped microcannula—which also minimizes bruising and lowers the risk of vascular occlusion. We place the microcannula just under the skin, and use a fanning technique similar to liposuction for precise filler application. We also introduce smaller quantities of filler and stage treatment across 2 appointments. 

Real Patient Examples   

What can be addressed with lip contouring?  

Height

Lip Contouring - Height - Before
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Lip Contouring - Height - After
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Increase the size of the lip by creating natural height without adding too much projection.

Fullness

Lip Contouring - Fullness - Before
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Lip Contouring - Fullness - After
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Add fullness by artfully increasing the height and projection of the lips. The results are a natural and soft.

Proportion

Lip Contouring - Proportion - Before
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Lip Contouring - Proportion - After
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Create a harmonious, balanced lip complimentary to your features. Proportionality, the most coveted ratio of the upper to lower lip is 1:1.6 upper to lower (the golden ratio) for the most natural, healthy appearance.

Wrinkles

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Lip Contouring - Wrinkles - After
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Restore volume loss to create a smooth, wrinkled-free surface. Texture is rejuvenated using soft filler creating a hydrated, youthful appearance.

Widening

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Lip Contouring - Widening - After
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Widening the lips can help promote facial harmony and balance. Adding height along the upper and lower lip with focus on the lateral edges can make the lips wider.

Male Lips

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Lip Contouring - Male Lips - After
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Men can benefit from lip contouring too! A hydrated, proportionally, defined lip is youthful and promotes a healthy appearance. Our approach is conservative, reserved and artful to maintain masculine characteristics.

Asymmetry

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Lip Contouring - Asymmetry - After
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Improve balance and symmetry to reshape the lips. The results are harmonious to the lips in relation to each other and the whole face.

Your Lip Contouring Procedure 

Creating a beautiful mouth involves more than just adding volume. At Mabrie Facial Cosmetic, our Illumination 360° approach means we evaluate your lips from every angle, in a variety of lights, to assess projection, proportion, and definition. Additionally, we are very proud of our “San Francisco aesthetic,” which is stylish, polished, and natural. You can count on results that look vibrant, youthful, but never overdone or obvious. 

Initial Appointment 

To create a soft, balanced, youthful look, we introduce fillers with a fine, flexible microcannula that decreases bruising, greatly increases safety, and minimizes the risk of arterial occlusion. We correct asymmetry, lines, and shadows and add just the right amount of fullness and shape. 

About 1 to 3 months after your initial appointment, we will polish and perfect your results at your refinement appointment.

Refinement Appointment 

When too much filler is placed in the lips at one time, it can spread out and cause less-than-ideal results. After the initial swelling has completely subsided, we can subtly add more filler where needed to produce a natural-looking, balanced, sensuous mouth. 

For more about what to expect, visit Your Treatment Timeline.

Lip Contouring Pricing

For comprehensive pricing information, visit our Fees & Financing page.

TREATMENTPRICE
Lips
PHYSICIAN
$2,000
PHYS. ASST.
$1,000
Lip Enhancer Add-On
Available with package purchase.
PHYSICIAN
$1,200
PHYS. ASST.
$1,000

Meet Your Injectors

Our team is made up of experienced medical professionals with a shared passion for facial rejuvenation and contouring with injectables. Hand-picked and trained by Dr. Mabrie in the Illumination 360° approach, they work with you to create a treatment experience that exceeds your expectations.

We’d Love To See You   

If you are interested in learning more about contouring your lips and mouth with fillers, request a consultation online with one of the specialists at Mabrie Facial Institute or call us at (415) 445-9513 to schedule your initial appointment. If you’ll be visiting us from outside the area,  our  Fly in for Your Procedure  page was created just for you to help make planning your trip as smooth as possible.    

Lip Contouring FAQs  

How much do lip injections cost? 

As a standalone treatment, lip enhancement costs range from $1,000 – $2,000 at Mabrie Facial Institute, depending on Injectors. For the lips and surrounding (perioral) region, the fee is $2,700. For refinement treatment within 1 to 3 months, additional syringes of filler are priced at a discount ($500-$660). For a complete list of filler treatment package prices, please visit our Fees & Financing page. 


What can I expect after lip injections? 

Some common injection-related reactions may occur, such as swelling, bruising, pain, itching, discoloration, and tenderness at the injection site. For additional information, read our Treatment Timeline page. 


How long will my lip injection results last? 

Lip enhancement with Restylane and JUVÉDERM can typically last between 4 to 6 months. Your individual treatment results may vary. 

Without touch-up injections, your lips will gradually return to their original fullness. Periodic touch-up injections will help you maintain a fresh look for many years. 

A Reputation Built on Results

You deserve the highest caliber of service, care, and results, and at Mabrie Facial Institute, we're committed to providing all that and more. But don't take our word for it—see for yourself what our actual patients have to say about their experiences with us.

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5.0/5
Oct 21, 2021
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Super hands on and kind staff! Very thorough consultation, made me feel super comfortable and welcome!
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5.0/5
Jul 27, 2021
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I love this place they treat everybody so friendly and i love the environment. This is definitely my go to if I need a touch up!!
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5.0/5
Apr 6, 2021
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Loving my results so far! I can't wait to come back again! The staff was so friendly and made me feel welcomed and very safe. The office is beautiful and clean! I was immediately greeted and did a COVID screening with a temp check. They escorted me to my room with a beautiful view of SF. I felt pampered, and their customer service is excellent! The injector Tiffany answered all my questions and made me feel at ease, since this was my first time getting Botox. After she marked my face, she explained where and why she was placing the Botox in certain areas. My frown muscles were so bulky and I didn't like how it always looked like I was frowning even when my face was at rest. Now, I don't always look like I'm frowning! My frown muscles look less bulky, forehead looks smoother and I got a subtle brow lift -- I love it!
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5.0/5
Mar 29, 2021
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Very comfortable coming here. Love the remodel they did in their new office. Of course Dr. Mabrie skills are becoming legendary.
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5.0/5
Jan 13, 2021
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They are amazing here w/ customer service, amiable, listen fully to your desires, and work their hardest to bring them to fruition whether it’s the initial appointment or in my case, complementary touch up w/in set timeframe. Just for clarification, when I put “they” I mean everyone from whomever answers the phone/anyone greeting you when the elevator’s doors open and you arrive at your appointment to your departure via the elevator again. Side note: I would include the security/door men as they’ve always been pleasant to me, but they aren’t apart of this business🙂
Google
5.0/5
Nov 18, 2020
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For my first time ever getting work done on my face, this was a great experience. They made me feel at home and comfortable which eased my fear. I got my mid-area done by Kimberly and it looks amazing. I can’t wait to fly back out there for my second session! If your looking to have work done I highly recommend them, you’ll be happy you did.
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5.0/5
Nov 18, 2020
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I've never had anything done before this. Everyone at Dr. Marbrie office made me feel right at home. I loveeee the work they did and Kim is the BEST! THANKS GUYS!!
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5.0/5
Sep 29, 2020
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I came in earlier today and got a 360 facial treatment done. Everyone in the office made me feel really comfortable. It’s a really lovely space and it’s chic but really homey. I definitely would go back and I feel safe with the results. I feel like Dr. Mabrie was very transparent about the pricing and what he would be using and where. I do still have some swelling in my chin mainly. But excited to see what it looks like when I’m healed!
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3.3/5
Aug 25, 2020
RateMDs Mabrie Facial Institute
I really like the staff here however Dr. Mabrie has one of those egoic attitudes. He is good at his job and he knows it. However, he doesn't seem interested in his patients. I have been there several times and I just kind of deal with it. I just wish he acted like he cared about his clients.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 3, 2020
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Dr. Mabrie is a wizard. After extensive research across California (SF to LA and everywhere in between) for who to consult for some of my skin concerns, I chose this clinic for Dr. Mabrie's multi-faceted expertise and reviews on meticulousness. I wasn't shorted, him and his team are incredible.
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5.0/5
Jul 8, 2020
Google Mabrie Facial Institute
I've visited Mabrie Facial Institute twice, and both visits were stellar. All staff members, from the font-line staff, to assistants, all the way up to Dr. Mabrie were kind, caring, thoughtful- I honestly just can't say enough. At no time did I feel pressured about anything. Honestly (and trust me, I'm skeptical of most people), everyone there made me feel appreciated and cared for. They were patient with my endless questions, did very careful work, and were just overall so lovely and personable. I've honestly never had such a great experience before.
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5.0/5
Mar 5, 2020
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Dr David Mabrie He is amazing 😘
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5.0/5
Mar 2, 2020
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Best face guy around. Full stop.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 13, 2020
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I first came across Dr. Mabrie’s practice when I was reviewing the top 100 US aesthetic injectors list for 2019. While I had been to other offices in LA and NYC, I had been dying to go someplace in The Bay (where I live). Finally I had found a practice where I could draw up a beauty plan and see tangible, top of the line results. Fast forward to 2020 and I’m on my second visit with Kimberly for lower face enhancement and masseter slimming with Botox. The warmth, professionalism, and artistic vision of Kimberly and the Mabrie team is unparalleled — I highly recommend if you’ve been considering any type of cosmetic beautification, that you jump right into the chair at Mabrie Facial Cosmetics. Thanks again Mabrie team!! I love my results, and can’t wait to see you again in just a month’s time.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 5, 2020
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Dr. Mabrie is the most skilled filler doc in the bay area! He's so skilled and transparent about pricing. Also, his office is beautiful and the staff are so friendly. Highly recommend!!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 30, 2020
Google Mabrie Facial Institute
Previously, I've used online coupons offers which slightly improved my sunken eye look, as well as the furrows on my brow and mouth. After receiving Dr. Mabrie's facial treatment, my husband who hadn't been too impressed with my coupon treatments, immediately said, "WowI Baby, you look so beautiful!" I cannot give a greater testimonial than that. And I too share my husband's sentiment - I do look damn amazing! 🙂
Google
5.0/5
Jan 29, 2020
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I have been going to Dr. Mabrie for probably seven years and I look better than ever! I saw his online discussions of his techniques and decided, this is the doctor for me! I have not been disappointed and it's definitely worth my 2.5-3 hour drive to San Francisco to get my treatments. He and his entire staff are excellent!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 28, 2020
Google Mabrie Facial Institute
I’m so happy with my results! Excellent service, David Mabrie and his team are awesome. I’m certainly coming back for a refinement treatment and touch ups in 9-12 months time. Thank you !!!!
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5.0/5
Jan 22, 2020
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If you’re interested in looking younger, or you feel self conscious about any particular part of your own face, GO SEE Dr. Mabrie! You won’t ever regret seeing this amazing, compassionate, incredibly talented and intelligent Doctor. He has changed so many lives, and he will make yours better too.
Google
5.0/5
Dec 3, 2019
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Truly, the best practitioner in the Bay Area, and one who keeps up to date on new developments in the field. Since 2017, when I first went to see Dr Mabrie after noticeable loss of volume in my face, he's carefully restored me back to my younger appearance. He doesn't ever suggest unnecessary treatments or over-inject; he's not cheap (nothing in San Francisco is), but his expert approach to fillers guarantees very natural-looking results that will elicit "Oh, you're looking so great!" comments, rather than the dreaded "Got some work done, huh?" Highly recommend him!
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