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Also known as
Lip Injections, Lip Plumping, Lip Augmentation, Lip Enhancement

Do You Need Lip Fillers?

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 Injections 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 fillers?  


Lip Contouring - Height - Before
Lip Contouring - Height - After

Increase the size of the lip by creating natural height without adding too much projection.


Lip Contouring - Fullness - Before
Lip Contouring - Fullness - After

Add fullness by artfully increasing the height and projection of the lips. The results are a natural and soft.


Lip Contouring - Proportion - Before
Lip Contouring - Proportion - After

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.


Lip Contouring - Wrinkles - Before
Lip Contouring - Wrinkles - After

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


Lip Contouring - Widening - Before
Lip Contouring - Widening - After

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

Lip Contouring - Male Lips - Before
Lip Contouring - Male Lips - After

Men can benefit from lip fillers too! A hydrated, proportionally defined lip is youthful and promotes a healthy appearance. Our approach is conservative, reserved and artful to maintain masculine characteristics.


Lip Contouring - Asymmetry - Before
Lip Contouring - Asymmetry - After

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 Filler 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.


Our Full Face 360° package is perfectly designed to help you look your absolute best. From the top of your forehead to your chin and jawline, your Wow-worthy results will help you feel confidently ready for anything (from any angle).

Illumination 360°

Lip Filler Pricing

For comprehensive pricing information, visit our Procedure Pricing page.

Lip Fillers
Lip Enhancer Add-On
Available with package purchase.

The MFI Advantage

MFI focuses exclusively on injectables, and has set the bar in the art and science of fillers for more than 15 years. Dr. Mabrie, trained as a facial plastic surgeon, has dedicated thousands of hours to carefully selecting and training our talented Injectors in the most innovative, effective, and safe techniques for injectables. There is no other practice in the Bay Area with the level of experience, education, and passion for injectables you'll find at MFI.

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We’d Love To See You   

If you are interested in learning more about contouring your lips and mouth with filler injections, 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 Fillers FAQs  

How much do lip injections cost? 

As a standalone treatment, lip enhancement costs range from $1,000 to $2,000 at Mabrie Facial Institute, depending on Injectors. For a complete list of filler treatment package prices, please visit our Procedure Pricing page. 

What can I expect after lip fillers? 

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. 

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