Lips are one of the most strategic and defining features in your face that will make a key difference to your facial appearance. However, if you have naturally thin or poorly defined lips or aging has caused your lips to lose their perkiness and volume, you may consider invasive as well as non-invasive lip enhancement options to improve your facial look.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim provides innovative and advanced lip enhancement treatments to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and surrounding communities.
Lip Implants Surgery
The most effective and sustainable way to augment your lips is to have a lip implant cosmetic surgery. Your surgeon will show you different types of synthetic lip implants that can last for years or probably a lifetime without disintegrating. You can achieve fuller, more defined, and shapely lips with a lip implant surgery.
Your surgeon will create tiny incisions around the corners of your lips to insert the implants. They will carve a thin tunnel through the incision to accommodate the implant, adjust it into position, and thread it through the lip. Finally, the implant will be trimmed to the required shape and then the incision will be sutured.
Lip Fat Transfer Injections
Fat transfer is a popular plastic surgery technique in lip augmentation today. The success of the procedure stems from the fact that autologous fat (your own body fat) will be used to fill the lip area. Therefore, the fat will integrate more naturally in the recipient site and the risk of rejection or allergy is almost non-existent.
The fat tissue from your donor areas will be removed through tumescent liposuction. The fat will be purified and then injected into the lips at precise locations and depths. Lip fat transfer surgery can usually be performed using only local anesthesia and sedation.
Dermal Filler Injectable Lip Enhancement
Soft tissue filler injections are currently the most popular non-surgical procedure for facial rejuvenation and lip augmentation. If you have uneven, asymmetrical, or thinning lips, you can achieve desirable results with hyaluronic acid based facial filler injections, such as Juvederm or Restylane.
These dermal fillers have been approved by the FDA and can produce smooth, consistent, and natural looking results. Your surgeon will use a very fine needle to precisely inject a small amount of filler gel in lips to create a dramatic shape and appearance of the lips.
Laser Based Lip Enhancement
Mild laser treatments can be used to deliver controlled bursts of heat energy directly into the lips mucosa. Once the heat penetrates into the deeper tissue layers, it will cause the generation of new collagen fibers to volumize the lips and create a natural looking fuller lip appearance.
A skilled laser treatment provider will make sure that the surrounding skin and tissue remains unharmed and you can achieve plumper and more attractive shape of the lips in a non-invasive way. To extend the benefits of non-surgical treatments such as dermal fillers or lasers, you can receive touch-up treatments once a year.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and nearby areas for lip enhancement procedures.
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