Doctor’s Thoughts on Lip Augmentation

Whether you’re looking for a nonsurgical solution like fillers, or a more permanent option like implants, we can help you find a treatment plan that’s right for you and your unique concerns. We’ve helped hundreds of patients achieve natural-looking results from their lip augmentation for improved shape and volume. At Pacific Center Plastic Surgery, we strive to understand your unique concerns and goals to find the right treatment plan for you, and as board-certified surgeons, we aim to deliver the best care, from consultation to post-op. To get started on your procedure or to learn more about your options, contact our office and schedule your consultation. 

What is Lip Rejuvenation?

Lip rejuvenation is the process of enhancing the lips with the use of fillers, fat transfer, silicone implants, or other methods. Lip rejuvenation is chosen to enhance the size, shape, or symmetry of the lips and can be temporary or permanent depending on the technique used.

Who can Benefit from Lip Rejuvenation?

Patients can benefit from lip rejuvenation to address the following concerns:

  •         Naturally thin/small lips
  •         Thinning lips with age
  •         Asymmetrical lips
  •         Wrinkles around the lips

With the lip augmentation or rejuvenation, you can achieve fuller, rounder lips to enhance and balance your appearance. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your lips and want a temporary solution, fillers offer a great solution and can be used to gradually add subtle volume to the lips. For a more permanent solution, fat transfer, donor tissue, or implants can also be used on those that are a candidate.

How is Lip Rejuvenation Performed?

There are many ways to perform lip rejuvenation based on your preferences and Dr. Nichter or Dr. Horowitz’s recommendations. One of the following techniques might be used to enhance the lips:

Fat/Tissue Transfer

A fat transfer involves taking the patient’s own fat using liposuction techniques on another area of the body like the thighs or abdomen. The prepared fat cells are then placed in the lips using a thin syringe. Tissue and skin may also be used as part of the transfer to reshape and enhance the lips.

AlloDerm

AlloDerm is composed of donated dermis material that is placed under the patient’s skin. When placed in the lips, the AlloDerm is absorbed and replaced with the body’s own collagen for a fuller appearance.

Filler

Dermal filler like Juvederm is a popular method for enhancing the lips. The hyaluronic acid formula can be placed in the lips to add instant volume. The filler can also be placed into lines and wrinkles around the mouth for optimal rejuvenation.

Implants

Implants are placed using a tiny incision within the mouth. Implants like Gortex and Softform can be customized in shape and size depending on the patient’s goals. Lip implants offer a permanent lip enhancement as opposed to fillers.

Recovery After a Lip Rejuvenation

Your recovery after lip augmentation or rejuvenation will depend on the technique used. For a fat transfer, your recovery will involve healing at the placement site and the donor site. Implants will involve a few days of swelling and bruising. For fillers, there is no required downtime, but some redness may be present for the first several hours. Your recovery information and instructions will be provided to you at the time of your consultation.

Lip Rejuvenation Results

You can notice immediate results from their lip rejuvenation treatment, however, some swelling and bruising may distort your results. The longevity of your results will also depend on the type of lip rejuvenation you received. For fillers, results can last for several months but are not permanent. Fat transfer results will last much longer, and the use of implants are typically permanent unless taken out.

Your Consultation at Pacific Center Plastic Surgery

To learn more about your lip augmentation at Pacific Center Plastic Surgery, contact our office and schedule your consultation. Dr. Nichter and Dr. Horowitz can go over your lip rejuvenation options in more detail to determine the best treatment for you.