Lip Augmentation Procedure
Lip Augmentation Indications
Lips are an important and noticeable feature on the face. Small lips due to hereditary factors or aging process leave some unsatisfied and very self-conscious about his/her appearance. As one ages, sagging of the corners of the lips and loss of the Cupid’s bow (V-shape of the upper lip) take place.
Increasing number of women desire lip enhancement or lip augmentation in order to obtain fuller and shapelier lips. Luscious and fuller lips have become extremely popular by women of all ages as more celebrities are shown in the media with enhanced lips.
Who Is a Good Lip Augmentation Candidate?
The ideal lip augmentation candidate is a woman who is healthy, non-smoker, in good nutritional state with some shape to her lips and desires enlargement and enhancement. Must be at least 18 years of age.
Is lip augmentation right for you? Schedule a complimentary consultation today at (310) 360-0504!
What Happens at My Consultation?
During the consultation a medical history is taken including information about social history and medications. Your specific desires and concerns are discussed with Dr. Fardad Forouzanpour including the lips shape, contour and possible risks and complications. Dr. Fardad of the Beverly Hills Cosmetic Surgical Group will access your individual situation & discuss what results you can expect. We offer the most innovative techniques and the quickest recovery times in the safest environment possible.
What Are the Available Types of Fillers?
Temporary Augmentation | Injectables
These days there are a variety of fillers that can be injected in the lips for the optimal enhancement. The filler that is most commonly used, are products that are called “Hyaluronic Acids” which is a natural carbohydrate compound found through out our body.
Injection of fillers can provide an increase in lips size or can be used to correct irregular or unbalanced looking lips. Lips do typically appear fuller on one side than the other, or have vertical lines from smoking or chronic use of straws.
Besides hyaluronic acids, fat grafting can also be used to enhance the lips naturally and augment the Cupid’s bow or minimize the vertical lines. Fat is usually harvested from a location in which excess unwanted fat is present such as the belly or flanks.
During fat transfer, only the body’s natural tissue is used, so rejection or allergic reaction rarely occurs. After the procedure, patients are left with soft, natural-feeling results.
Permanent Lip Augmentation
Lip implants provide permanent enhancement and augmentation providing a good option for individuals with thin lips or may not desire repeating injections over time. There are different types of lip implants available. These include:
Gore-Tex® – A popular implant material, Gore-Tex® is placed in the borders of the lip to give fullness and smooth lines. Sensation and function is not disturbed.
SoftForm – A micro porous tubular designed implant which has a hollow core allowing tissue to grow within the implant, increasing stability and aesthetic result.
Alloderm® – The most soft and supple of all the lip implants, Alloderm is donor tissue purified and treated to remove viable cells.
Lip implants are inserted into the lips by making small incisions at the corners of the mouth. A thin tunnel is made in each lip to accommodate the implant. Then, the implant is thread through the lip and the incision sites are closed using absorbable sutures.
Lip Augmentation Recovery
Most of our clients are able to resume majority of their daily activities including work within a day when filler is used. When fat is transferred is transferred few more days of recovery are needed depending on the amount of fat and number of areas fat was removed from.
After Lip Injections
Typically there is no pain with injections. The minor discomfort that may be present is managed by applying an ice pack. However there is a small chance for minor bruising at the injection site or along portion of the lip. This should resolve in 2-3 days.
After Implant Surgery
Implant surgery may produce slightly more discomfort, swelling and bruising. The swelling and bruising typically resolve within few days.
Risk & Complications with Implant Surgery
Complications connected with the surgical procedure are rare: however there are inherent risks connected with every surgical procedure. These include:
“Dr. Fardad Fourzanpour is an exceptionally talented surgeon. I was very well taken care of before and after my surgery. I highly recommend him with much confidence to everyone. Thank you for a job so uniquely well done.”
Beverly Hills Cosmetic Surgical Group Patient
Lip Augmentation Before and After Pictures
(Please note that results may vary from patient to patient)