Lip Augmentation Options
Posted April 20, 2018 in Face
Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that can help people achieve fuller lips. There are many ways to perform lip augmentation, and a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon like Dr. Firouz can recommend the best option that suits each patient.
Ideal Candidates for Cosmetic Lip Enhancement with a Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
Lip augmentation is often recommended for people with thin or asymmetrical lips. People who have lips that are surrounded by wrinkles or show other signs of aging may also be ideal candidates. Anyone who wishes to undergo a lip augmentation procedure should be in good overall physical health.
Types of Lip Augmentation Procedures
There are several different procedures that can fix minor cosmetic flaws or give the lips a complete makeover. Some of the most popular lip augmentation procedures include:
- Lip Fillers – Juvéderm, Restylane and Captique are just a few of the FDA-approved hyaluronic acid lip fillers that leading plastic surgeons often use. These fillers can produce immediate results that usually last for as long as six months per treatment and are ideal for people who want non-surgical lip augmentation. Fat that is transferred from another part of the patient’s body (during liposuction perhaps) is also sometimes used for lip filler material. No recovery downtime is necessary.
- Lip Implants – After local or general anesthesia is administered to the patient, incisions are made inside the corners of the mouth. Silicone implants are then inserted into the lips through these incisions to achieve a plumper look. After a one-week to 10-day recovery period following surgery, patients can enjoy having a fuller set of lips for life.
- Lip Lift – Lips that are thin or show signs of aging can often be corrected with a lip lift. This procedure works by elevating and recontouring the lips with small incisions that are made inside the lips or under the nose. The distance is shortened between the upper lift and base of the nose to expose more of the pink portion of the lower lip. A corner lip lift can also be performed if the lips look like they are permanently frowning. Most patients experience permanent results after a one-week to 10-day recovery period following surgery.
Individuals, both men and women, who are interested in undergoing lip augmentation surgery or a non-surgical procedure can consult with Dr. Jimmy Firouz, a double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon with offices in Beverly Hills.