Image of lips. Description: Soft, flexible tube-like implants are a permanent solution to plump or bulk up your lips. You can select the diameter you desire, and if you change your mind, you can remove them at any time.

How it's done: The doctor makes a small incision at the corner of the mouth and inserts a small, flexible tube into a tunnel created between the muscle of the lip and the vermillion-coloured border. The implant is composed of a synthetic, non-toxic compound that works well with your own natural collagen, so the lip heals itself.

Complications: The process is simple but can be more painful and time-consuming than the temporary injectables. The implant can get firm over time, but the permanent filler remains soft.

Recovery: Up to one week.

Cost: $1,500 to $4,500.

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