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$ 50
Apr 2008
Scottsdale, AZ
nail bed cauterization
Removal of ingrown toenail and nail bed  more... close row
$ 4500
Mar 2007
Chicago, Illinois
Plastic Surgery on Lip
Plastic surgery on lip to minimize scarring  more... close row
$ 850
Dec 2007
Phoenix, AZ
don't know
Uneven smile made me self-conscious  more... close row
$ 1300
Mar 2007
Scottsdale, AZ
Odoplasty on one ear was successful  more... close row
$ 3300
Oct 2008
Denver, CO
eye lift
Eye lift by phenomenal surgeon  more... close row
$ 10000
Dec 2008
Louisville, KY
cosmetic surgery - breast lift, augmentation, and liposuction
A battery of cosmetic surgeries  more... close row
$ 2800
Jan 2007
Scottsdale, AZ
Odoplasty on one ear  more... close row
$ 500
Apr 2008
permanent eyeliner procedure
Permanent eyeliner enhances my eyes  more... close row
$ 500
Feb 2008
Scottsdale, AZ
collagen injectons in lips
Simple lip augmentation procedure  more... close row

Description of service

I had my lips augmented with collagen injections. This was done at the same office I had my breasts augmented at and took place during a scheduled exam on them. The augmentation was done as an outpatient procedure, and a variety of other in and outpatient procedures -- including face lifts, liposuction, and derm-abrasion -- are available. Costs vary depending on the complexity of the procedure.

Review of Service

The service was excellent. I went in for my scheduled breast exam and decided to get my lips done as it would only take about 10 minutes for the additional procedure. The surgeon numbed my lips with a local anesthetic and made a large number of small injections in my lips with the collagen needle to ensure even distribution of the collagen.

My lips were swollen and sensitive to the touch for several days, but that passed shortly. Once the swelling had gone down, my girlfriends were quite impressed with the results and so was I. No over-inflated "duck lips" look like has been made famous by bad celebrity plastic surgery.

The surgeon did tell me that because it was an invasive procedure and damage was done to the tissues in my lips, I would need to massage them to prevent the buildup of scar tissue.


Collagen lip injections are a bit of a no-brain procedure. Just about anyone with a steady hand can do them. Look for a surgeon who isn't afraid to show you not only the good outcomes, but the ones that turned out not quite so good for one reason or another, and what he did to fix it. A surgeon who takes his time and doesn't try to talk you into a bunch of procedures you don't want is always a good sign.

The collagen is sourced from human cadavers, though it is purified and sterilized and 100% safe to use. The reality of the source does gross out some people so it's best to find out before rather than after the procedure is done.

$ 1500
Aug 2007
Little Rock, AR
toes straightened with pins/rods
Pins and rods to straighten arthritic toes  more... close row
$ 4000
Mar 2008
Los Angeles, CA
Excess fat removed from upper and lower eyelids  more... close row
$ 12000
Feb 2006
Seattle, WA
Liposuction and tummy tuck
Loose skin removed after liposuction  more... close row
$ 2500
Apr 2007
naples ,Florida
Plastic Surgery on Lip
Collagen injection for lips  more... close row
$ 23000
Aug 2006
Stoughton, MA
bilateral breast reduction
Breast reduction was fantastic  more... close row