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Full lips are often a sign of beauty, youth and good health. If your lips are small and thin due to aging or genetics, and you desire a fuller, more defined pout, you might be a candidate for lip surgery or augmentation. While makeup and injections can plump lips temporarily, lip surgery offers a more permanent solution. With this technique, Dr. Wendel can enhance your lips in a way that looks natural and beautiful. We also offer lip reduction and lip lift surgery.

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RealSelf Lip Augmentation

You may have inherited thin lips at birth, or they may be thinning as you age. No matter the cause, they can be enhanced for a better contour that balances your face and improves your self-confidence. Kiss small, thin lips goodbye with the help of Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery. Dr. Wendel and his team of advanced practitioners perform lip procedures to help you reveal a plump, full pucker that is beautiful and natural-looking.



In some cases, patients may need lip reduction surgery to correct a previous procedure, while others may have been born with an oversized or imbalanced pout. If you have large lips and are unhappy about the way they look, Dr. Wendel can bring balance back to your face with lip reduction surgery.


RealSelf Lip Lift

Dr. Wendel can remove excess skin and lift your mouth if it droops down. With a Bullhorn Subnasal Lip Lift, Dr. Wendel makes an incision under the nose, which surgically shortens the skin in order to lift the upper lip and reshape cupid’s bow.


Depending on the procedure you chose, Dr. Wendel or one of his practitioners will use anesthesia to numb your mouth and lip area before the procedure, performed in a state of the art Nashville office. If you chose an injectable or fat injections, Dr. Wendel or his practitioner will begin a series of injections inserting the material or fat into the upper and/or lower area of your lips. Dr. Wendel will then repeat the process into the other lip and close each side with one stitch. Following the surgery, Dr. Wendel will go over your lip surgery recovery instructions, in order to minimize any discomfort.


Lori Lankford, NP and Paige Hastings, NP inject artistry into non-surgical lip treatments, producing gorgeous, soft lips and reducing wrinkles and fine lines around your mouth. Using Botox Cosmeticfillers and/or laser skin resurfacing, they can:
  • Enhance cupid’s bow
  • Improve the structure of your mouth with philtral columns
  • Lift the corners of your mouth and reduce frown lines
  • Plump up and create cushioned body in the lips

Our medical aesthetic specialists are excited to be some of the first in Tennessee to sculpt soft, smooth, natural-looking lips with the FDA-approved dermal filler Juvéderm Volbella XC. Whether you’re ready to try Volbella®, the newly launched Restylane Kysse, the popular Botox Lip Flip, or are interested in other options, we will work with you every step of the way to determine the best treatment for amplifying your natural beauty.

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