Thin and wrinkled lips with inadequate volume can make one lose self-confidence. Stress and aging can make your lips appear wrinkled. They can lose their plumpness and volume. You can enhance your sex appeal and feel better about yourself by having a pair of full and plump lips. Patients report improved self-confidence after lip augmentation procedures.
Lip augmentation surgery can be performed on both men and women above the age of 18. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim provides lip augmentation surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.
Considering Lip Enhancement Procedure
Aesthetic treatments can help you if you are unhappy with the appearance of lined, thin, and asymmetrical lips. You can attain greater confidence in your smile. These are a few specific changes that an experienced plastic surgeon can deliver through lip enhancement procedure:
- Restoring volume to aging or thin lips
- Improving symmetry between lower and upper lips
- Smoothing vertical lip lines
- Refining the shape of flat or thin lips
What is Lip Implant Surgery?
Lip augmentation plastic surgery provides permanent results with the help of synthetic implants. These implants are of two types:
- expanded polytetrafluoroethylene
Lip implants are easy to compress and soft to touch. This makes them less noticeable when they are inserted in the lip tissue.
Surgical Procedure for Lip Implants
Lip implant cosmetic surgery is a relatively minor and less invasive procedure. The surgeon will first make use of a local anesthetic to numb the area after sterilizing it. The procedure can be performed under general anesthesia, but that is not usually required.
After anesthesia and sterilization, the doctor will follow these steps for inserting the implants:
- The surgeon will make an incision on the mouth corner
- A tunnel or pocket will be created by inserting a clamp inside the incision
- The clamp will be opened to insert the implant after creating the tunnel
- The clamp will be removed and the incision will be closed using sutures
The entire procedure takes only 30 minutes if there are no complications. You would be able to drive home after the surgery.
Fat Transfer Lip Augmentation
Fat transfer lip augmentation is a popular option for patients looking to enhance the size and shape of their lips temporarily. This is done without using synthetic implants. The fat used is collected from the patient. It’s generally taken from the buttocks, thighs, or abdomen and then purified before injecting into the lips.
The goal of this procedure is to enhance the lip volume naturally by using the patient’s own fat to minimize the risk of complications and rejection. However, this is a two-step procedure since fat needs to be harvested first.
You can attain immediate results through lip augmentation with autologous fat transfer. However, the final results may take 3 to 6 months to become completely apparent. You should also know that a percentage of the transferred fat will get reabsorbed by the body over time.
Results can last for up to two years or even more once the treatment area settles. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for lip augmentation surgery.
Contact the Office of Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim
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