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Lip Augmentation

Many people are dissatisfied with the size, shape, or symmetry of their lips. At Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, we want to help you feel confident in your appearance. Whether you’re looking for a non-surgical solution like fillers, or a more permanent option like fat transfer or a lip lift, we’ve helped thousands of patients achieve natural-looking results with lip augmentation.


What is Lip Augmentation?

Lip augmentation is a term for aesthetic procedures that enhance the appearance of the lips. If your lips are naturally thin or have lost volume with time, lip augmentation is an effective solution. Our premier MedSpa, the BioSpa, also offers a variety of non-surgical lip enhancement options. 

During your consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons at the Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery, you can discuss your cosmetic goals and concerns. 

Your surgeon will also examine your lips and recommend the best treatment to restore volume and youth. Once they have developed a unique treatment plan for you, they will go over your recovery timeline and the expected results from the procedure.

Learn More About Lip Augmentation

There are many ways to perform lip rejuvenation based on your preferences and your surgeon’s recommendations. Our board-certified plastic surgeons will use one or a combination of the following techniques to enhance your lips:

Fat/Tissue Transfer

A fat transfer involves taking fat from another area of the body, like the thighs or abdomen using liposuction techniques. Then your surgeon places the prepared fat cells in your lips using a thin syringe. They may also use tissue and skin as part of the transfer to reshape and enhance your lips.

AlloDerm Lip Augmentation 

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. The results are long-lasting, typically lasting several years.

Lip Fillers & Botox® Lip Flip

If you are not ready for surgery, dermal fillers or a Botox® Lip Flip may be a great option for you. Dermal fillers like Juvederm® are a popular method for enhancing the lips. Your BioSpa specialist will inject the lip filler to add instant volume and enhance the shape of your lips. A “Lip Flip” with Botox® is another popular injectable treatment option. Strategically placed Botox® injections can make your lips appear fuller without adding volume. It is also a solution to correct a “gummy smile.” 

Additionally, we can inject filler and Botox® into lines and wrinkles around your mouth for optimal rejuvenation. Although this is a great lip enhancement option, your results won’t last as long as lip surgery results. Follow-up treatments over time are needed to maintain your results long-term. 

Lip Implants

Lip implants are placed by making a tiny incision within the mouth. The board-certified surgeons at Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery can customize Gortex and Softform implants in shape and size, depending on your goals. Unlike fillers, lip implants are a permanent solution for lip enhancement.

Lip Shortening (Lip Lift)

A lip lift is a surgical procedure that can make your top lip look fuller, providing you with natural-looking, rejuvenated lips. This upper lip lift procedure involves removing excess skin and shortening the space between the base of your nose and your upper lip. Your surgeon at PCPS will lift the skin upwards and anchor it to the base of your nose, making your lip vermilion (the pink part of your lips) more visible.

Corner Lip Lift

A corner lift lip is an effective surgical procedure that involves removing skin to lift the corners of your mouth. Your surgeons will make incisions on both sides of your mouth, remove excess tissue, and elevate the corners. You can also pair a corner lip lift with an upper lip lift for optimal enhancement.

Lip Reduction

While many patients are searching for ways to restore fullness to their lips, there are some who wish to reduce the volume in their lips. During lip reduction surgery, your board-certified plastic surgeon will make a horizontal incision inside your mouth. They will then remove excess fat and tissues from your lower or upper lips or both to reduce volume.  

Your recovery after lip augmentation will depend on the technique used. For a fat transfer, you will need to heal at both the placement site and the donor site, but recovery is typically fast. Implants can involve a few days of swelling and bruising. 

A lip lift procedure will also cause some bruising and swelling and may require approximately a week of downtime. Dermal fillers and Botox® injections require no downtime, but some redness may be present for the first several hours, and minor swelling or bruising can occur at the injection site. A knowledgeable member of our team will provide you with recovery information and instructions at the time of your consultation.

Typically, you can notice immediate results from your lip rejuvenation treatment. Final results can be seen when any swelling or bruising dissipates. The longevity of your results will depend on the type of lip rejuvenation you received. With fillers, results can last for several months and up to a year but are not permanent. Fat transfer results can last much longer, and implants are permanent. The results of a lip lift are permanent as well and age naturally with your face over time.

Patients who want to achieve fuller, rounder lips to enhance and balance their facial appearance may be ideal candidates for lip augmentation or rejuvenation. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your lips or the surrounding area and want a temporary solution, fillers or Botox® may be a great option. If you want a more permanent solution, fat transfer, a lip lift, or implants may be the best treatments for you. 

Healthy 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
  • “Gummy smile” appearance
  • Overly long upper lip

To determine which lip augmentation treatment is best for you, we invite you to schedule an appointment with the board-certified surgeons at Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery. If you are only considering non-surgical approaches like dermal fillers or Botox® to enhance your lips, please visit our injection specialists at the BioSpa. 

Since there are several procedure options available for lip augmentation, the cost varies significantly. The overall cost is also influenced by factors such as your geographic location and your provider’s experience. The national average cost of lip fillers is $750, but surgical procedures are typically significantly more. A lip lift at Pacific Center ranges from $4,000 to $6,000, while augmentation with fat transfer costs $3,360 to $5,040. Depending on the technique your surgeon uses, there may be associated expenses for facility fees, anesthesia, and implants. 

For an accurate estimate, we encourage you to consult with a member of our team at the Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery. If you are interested, we can explain our financing options that allow you to break your treatment into affordable monthly payments. 

Take the Next Step

As soon as you step into our Newport Beach office, our welcoming staff will carefully listen to your concerns and guide you through your treatment journey. The board-certified plastic surgeons at Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery will be happy to discuss your cosmetic goals, review the pros and cons of the treatment you are considering, and create a personalized treatment plan that will deliver the best outcome for you. 

To learn more about lip augmentation and the innovative treatments offered at Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA, contact our office by calling (949) 617-1168 or by filling out the consultation request form below.

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