Santa Monica Lip Enhancement & Augmentation
Lip enhancement in Los Angeles is frequently performed by Dr. Mark Youssef. Lip enhancement or lip augmentation is popular in Beverly Hills because it creates fuller, plumper lips while reducing fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth.
Dr. Youssef carefully considers what will be the best option for each of his patients. People visit YOUnique Cosmetic Surgery to achieve results they will love. Request a consultation online or call our office at (424) 316-5109 for more information about Dr. Youssef and the procedures he offers.
Your Lip Enhancement Procedure
There are a couple of different procedures and techniques that are utilized to achieve the desired results. Depending on the procedure, the results can be temporary, semi-permanent, or permanent. The most common procedure that is performed at YOUnique to achieve fuller, plump lips is through injection of dermal fillers such as Restylane®. This is a simple, minimally invasive office procedure that takes about 30 minutes.
Another way to achieve fuller lips is through fat transfer. Fat is extracted from other parts of the body, most commonly the flanks, through liposuction. The fat is then separated, harvested and re-injected into the desired areas for fullness. This is a more permanent alternative to dermal fillers.
Permanent lip augmentation can be achieved through placement of a soft silicone lip implant. This procedure can be performed under local anesthesia or IV sedation.
As with any cosmetic procedure, there are risks of complications. Also, depending on which method is chosen, there may be some associated downtime. Most commonly, patients should expect swelling, tenderness, redness at injection site, firmness, bleeding, and bruising.