Lip Augmentation in Los Angeles
It is no coincidence that many of today's celebrities and supermodels are blessed with full, sexy lips. Indeed many performers with naturally thin lips may obtain lip injections in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills or elsewhere in order to achieve that perfect pout. Throughout history, full lips have been considered a sign of youth and beauty. However, as we age, lips tend to get thinner due to diminishing levels of collagen in the skin. Lips may also wrinkle, making many people look and feel older than they really are. Fortunately, lip augmentation is available to give you fuller, younger looking lips that help improve a patient’s appearance and her self-confidence along with it. Lip augmentation can also make the entire face look more youthful by reducing the appearance of wrinkles around the mouth. Lip injections have been increasingly popular for years due to speedier recovery times and results.
The team here at Beverly Hills Physicians is committed to providing our patients with friendly and compassionate care that helps them to get the most out of whatever work they choose to have with us. That includes helping to select just the procedures that work the best for them. Not every procedure is for every individual and sometimes there are alternative approaches that might better suit some patients. We believe that clearly and honestly communicating with patients so that they fully understand their options is always the best approach.
Lip Injections in Beverly Hills
Candidates for lip augmentation include: people with thin lips; wrinkled lips due to aging or smoking; asymmetrical lips or those in need of lip reconstruction.
Lip Augmentation can be performed through injections of natural or synthetic materials. Since every patient is different, there are a number of matters to be considered when selecting a product. Everything from the shape of a patient’s face, the texture and tone of her skin, and her specific personal preferences are crucial. Of course, so is the patient’s overall health. Complications are fortunately very rare, but we nevertheless take great care to make sure that the choice of substances and techniques will avoid any possible allergies or interactions.
Below are a few popular choices:
Restylane is an extremely popular and widely used wrinkle filler because made from a safe, non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid (HA). This is a soft tissue filler that enhances lips giving them a naturally full, plumper, youthful look. Since HA is a naturally occurring, plant-based substance, there is much less chance of an allergic reaction compared to older products like collagen. Testing is not needed before using HA, which is one reason it has become the basis of many products now on the market. Restylane is injected to fill out creases and lines and gives your lips a more voluptuous and inviting appearance. It lasts approximately 4-6 months, though some patients may enjoy longer lasting results in certain instances.
Juvederm has become extremely popular because of its high concentration of hyaluronic acid filler, which some doctors and patients prefer. As with other HA products, results can typically last up to six months or longer. Today’s Juvederm is available in a number of formulas designed for different situations. They all contain a significant amount of lidocaine, a topical anesthetic that has been widely used since the middle of the 20th century, to make the procedure more comfortable for patients. This also means that the practitioner does not have to inject an anesthetic prior to injecting the Juvederm, which many patients may prefer.
This variety of Juvederm offers a unique molecular structure referred to as Vycross technology, which changes how it can be used and applied. Aside from providing better looking results in many cases, the most obvious and dramatic benefit is that it is significantly longer lasting. A treatment can last as long as year and a half or more.
Juvederm Volbella™: Improving the appearance of the lips is a delicate matter. As the thinnest and most easily spread member of the Juvederm family, Volbella is very often ideal for filling in tiny lip lines and other subtle imperfections. Many doctors feel it gives them additional freedom in terms of crafting the most flattering lips possible.
Fat Transfer to Lips
For permanent, natural enlargement of the lips, fat can be harvested from one area of the body and reinjected into the lips. This is a technique that has been used for augmenting other areas of the body (breasts and buttocks) and which plastic surgeons often prefer because of its natural look, as well as the fact that using the patient’s own fat has certain advantages in terms of safety. Fat injections have the obvious advantage over other fillers of being permanent, but minor issues later on can sometimes be a factor, as with any treatment.
Our team at BeverlyHillsPhysicians.com will help you make the lip augmentation choice that is right for you depending upon your overall health and your aesthetic goals. Contact one of our centers, located in Beverly Hills, Encino, Thousand Oaks, Valencia, Pasadena, Long Beach and Oxnard, for more information about lip augmentation in Los Angeles.
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The only way to find out which of our lip augmentation procedures is best for you is to meet with a skilled cosmetic practitioner at our offices. Our team of outstanding doctors and medical professionals is here to listen carefully and create a plan that will help you to look and feel your absolute best.