Lip Augmentation San Diego
The lips are an important and prominent feature of every face. They are essential for verbal communication and non-verbal cues through facial expressions. In addition, the size, shape, and volume of an individual’s lips can influence how one is perceived by others. Some people decide to undergo lip augmentation for fuller lips because they feel that this will enhance their overall attractiveness and beauty. Others may feel that their lips have lost volume resulting in thinner lips with the formation of lip lines and wrinkles as they have become older. In this situation, patients are looking to rejuvenate and restore the shape, fullness, and smooth contours of their lips.
How is Lip Augmentation Performed?
Lip augmentation to create fuller, more attractive lips can be accomplished using dermal fillers, such as Juvederm Ultra or Juvederm Ultra Plus. Fillers add more volume to the lips through injections done in our office. Numbing medication is applied to the lips and blunt cannulas are used to inject the fillers. Use of blunt cannulas help to minimize discomfort, swelling and bruising after the procedure. After the injections there is no down time and lip stick can be applied right after the procedure. The fillers may last up to 6 months, sometimes longer.
Autologous fat transfer is a surgery for patients who desire a permanent solution for their lip augmentation. With this surgical procedure, fat is harvested from one part of the body and transferred to the lips. When this is done, the lips are generally overfilled and will appear excessively swollen for 3 weeks before recovering and settling into a more youthful, fuller shape. Expect at least a couple of days to a week of downtime. But, in the long run there may be no need for any additional lip injections to maintain your augmented lips.
Lip Injections in San Diego
To find out if you’re a good candidate for Lip Enhancement or Lip Augmentation, call us at (760) 655-1414 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Gregory Park. We look forward to helping you in achieving your goals.