Lip Enhancement in Thailand

The Ultimate Guide to Lip Enhancement in Thailand

Last fact-checked: 29 December 2020

Lip enhancement in Thailand can give you a plumper pout and help you defy one of those telltale signs of ageing: thinning lips.

Whether due to the loss of collagen in the skin as you age (which has a detrimental effect on the lips) or simply down to genetics, you can select various ways to enhance your look with the array of different lip enhancement procedures now available. Some are temporary and others are permanent, adding volume and even changing the size and shape of your lips.

Whether you are on holiday in Thailand or travelling there especially for cosmetic work, Medical Departures offers a range of verified clinics for you to choose from across this stunning Southeast Asian country.

Why Should I Have a Lip Enhancement in Thailand?

Thailand is the preferred destination for medical tourists arriving from around the globe, but particularly countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Europe and other parts of Asia, where direct flights into Bangkok run daily.

The country's success speaks for itself in terms of the nearly two million patients who visit the Land of Smiles each year for medical treatment. This success tends to breed success, and the mutually beneficial relationship between international patients and medical facilities continues to grow.

Lower prices may have been the primary factor in encouraging medical tourists to Thailand, and while this is still a major plus point, patients are consistently drawn here due to the high standards of clinics care, excellent international patient services and the array of exotic, affordable venues for rest and recuperation.

The attention to detail here is remarkable–from hospital rooms that could be mistaken for boutique hotels to additional facilities to aid recovery, such as spa treatments. The Thais have thought of everything to make your stay efficient, safe and luxuriously comfortable. Browse through our full list of Thai clinics and hospitals here to see for yourself!

How Do I Find a Reputable Lip Enhancement Specialist in Thailand?

Medical Departures strives to always provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision about both your clinic and doctor in Thailand.

Medical staff qualifications, professional memberships and clinic facilities are perhaps the most vital criteria. We verify this information, as well as make personal visits to clinics, and publish high-definition photos, alongside testimonials from patients who have used the services. We only list clinics we’re happy with, and you are free to choose from our website, knowing the most important factors governing your choices have already been checked.

What Kinds of Lip Enhancement Procedures Are Available in Thailand?

You will find Thailand offers the same procedures and brands you are accustomed to at home.

Lip enhancement treatments include surgical (which may be referred to as lip augmentation) and non-invasive procedures, as well as temporary and permanent solutions:

Injectables: the quickest and easiest method of enhancing lips, usually by adding volume. Restylane® and Juvederm® are facial fillers that can also be used on the lips. They are temporary, lasting around three months, quick to perform (the injections take only minutes) and you can return to your everyday activities immediately.

Learn more about dermal fillers in Thailand here.

Autologous Fat Transfer: This is usually carried out if you are having liposuction on another part of the body and the removed fat can be cleansed and processed and put into your lips.


  • Dermal grafts – Fat-grafts are taken from deep skin layers and placed in the lips through incisions made on the inside of the mouth.
  • Lip implants – Natural or synthetic implants are inserted into the lips through incisions at the corners of the mouth.
  • Lip lifts – An incision is made under the nose so the skin underneath it can be pulled up and tightened. This has the effect of pulling the top lip as well, increasing its size. Similar incisions can be made at the corners of the mouth to improve a downward turning mouth by removing excess skin.
  • Vermillion advancement – To increase lip size, a thin strip of skin is removed from around the lip line. The lips are then stretched to meet the remaining skin and stitched. The scars are hidden at the lip margin and will gradually fade so they are virtually unnoticeable.

What Is the Recovery Time for Lip Enhancement Procedures?

Most lip surgeries take a few days to recover from, and it may be another few weeks before all the swelling and bruising has completely subsided.

Most injections are done in a matter of moments, and apart from a little stinging, redness and slight swelling initially, after a few hours, you should experience no more discomfort.

How Much Can I Save on Lip Enhancement Procedures in Thailand?

Prices at our partner clinics can be between 50% and 70% less than prices in Western countries, but it does depend on the treatments you have selected.

See some of the latest prices on offers, as well as photos, reviews and surgeon profiles at these top clinics in Thailand offering lip enhancement treatments to international patients:

How Do I Book?

Find out more about our Thailand clinics and surgeons and see the types of treatments they offer.

To book, simply see below for ways to get in touch, or contact our Customer Care Team if you'd like more information or have any concerns.  If you are ready to book your appointment, you can do so right here any time of the day or night, at no charge to you.


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