Lips are a prominent feature that accentuates a woman’s facial aesthetics. But with age, sun and wind exposure, and other factors, the lips can begin to lose definition and become thinner. To restore the youthful and attractive appearance of lips in this condition, you can consider cosmetic surgery as well as non-surgical medical spa treatment options.
At the time of your pre-op consultation, your surgeon will explain the best treatment options in your case and help you make the right choice. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim provides lip augmentation enhancement procedures to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and surrounding communities.
Lip Implant Surgery
Lip implant plastic surgery is the most effective and sustainable solution for lip augmentation. It involves the surgical insertion of synthetic implants into the lips to augment their appearance and shape. Lip implants will be customized to match with the unique shape of your lips to create a fuller and natural looking lip appearance. The surgery will require about one hour to be completed.
Following local anesthesia and mild sedation, your surgeon will create small incisions in the discreet areas of your lips (usually the mouth corners). They will carve a slender tunnel through the incision that can accommodate the implant. Once the implant is placed and adjusted into position, the surgeon will suture it through the lip. The implant will then be carefully trimmed to the required size and the incisions will be closed.
Lip Augmentation with Fat Transfer or Dermal Fillers
A fat transfer surgery or a dermal filler injection procedure may be performed if you want to avoid lip implants. The fat transfer surgery procedure will be performed in two steps. At first, your surgeon will extract excess fat from a donor site in your body (such as the abdomen or lips).
This fat will be purified through a centrifugal process, and injected precisely into the affected areas of your lips. As the fat used is autologous (your own body fat), you will have minimal risk of an allergic reaction or fat rejection.
Lip enhancement can also be performed in a completely non-surgical way using facial fillers. Your cosmetic surgeon may recommend Juvederm, Restylane or another type of dermal filler that is suitable for the sensitive lip area. The advantage with hyaluronic acid based fillers is that they are biocompatible and do not require an allergy test.
If you want to redefine or enhance the shape of uneven or poorly balanced lips, soft tissue lip fillers can help. You can expect improved symmetry and increased fullness in the lips following the smooth and consistent filler gel injectable treatment.
Laser-Based Lip Enhancement
In some cases, your treatment provider may recommend a laser based lip enhancement procedure. The laser expert will deliver controlled laser energy pulses into the lips mucosa in a targeted manner. As the thermal energy penetrates into the deeper tissue, it will help in the production of fresh collagen fibers to create plumper and fuller lip appearance.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and nearby areas for lip augmentation enhancement treatments.
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