Women with full lips are generally considered more attractive, more sensual, and more youthful in appearance. However, some women never achieve full lips, which can make them feel less attractive or give them a stern or prematurely aged appearance. Others enjoyed full lips in their youth, but have lost them and now may feel self-conscious about their facial appearance. If your lips are not as luscious as you would love them to be, lip augmentation can help.
If you want fuller lips, San Diego plastic surgeons Dr. John Smoot, Dr. Wendell Smoot, Dr. Reza Sadrian, and Dr. Carol Hollan at Cosmetic Plastic Surgery of La Jolla can help. Call or email us today to discuss how lip augmentation can help you look younger and more attractive.
Full lips are one of the three main features that distinguish masculine and feminine faces (along with eye shape and chin shape). Thin lips decrease the feminine appearance of your face, whether you have never had them or have lost them with age. And because a loss of facial volume is so common with aging, any signs of a thinning face are associated with aging. This includes hollow cheeks, wrinkly skin, and thin lips.
Fortunately for women, there are many non-surgical options for lip augmentation.
Collagen was the first filler to gain popularity for lip augmentation and many people still believe it is the best for this application. It is a natural material, completely absorbable by your body, and gives great results. The results are longer-lasting than for uses in other parts of the face.
Hyaluronic acid fillers have grown to become the second most popular cosmetic treatment, after BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, because they give great, long-lasting results. We offer two hyaluronic acid fillers, Restylane® and Juvéderm®, but feel that JuvÃ©derm is best for lip augmentation.
San Diego plastic surgeons Dr. John Smoot, Dr. Wendell Smoot III, Dr. Reza Sadrian, and Dr. Carol Hollan also offer fat transfer for lip augmentation. In this procedure, fat is taken from elsewhere in your body and injected into your lips. This option has two major advantages: the filler used is your own body fat, and it has the potential to give permanent results, although this cannot be guaranteed.
At Cosmetic Plastic Surgery of La Jolla we do not perform or recommend lip augmentation with implants.
You may experience swelling for a day or two after the procedure, but should not panic. This is a normal side effect and not the results of the treatment. Once the initial swelling subsides, the results of your lip augmentation will be subtle, natural, and harmonious with your facial appearance. You can typically expect results to last six months or more, depending on the filler used.
If you live in San Diego and would like to learn more about how lip augmentation can help your appearance, we invite you to schedule a consultation. We offer convenient evening and weekend consultations and lip augmentation appointments. Please contact Cosmetic Plastic Surgery of La Jolla today to learn more.
Wendell Smoot, M.D.
John Smoot, M.D.
Reza Sadrian, M.D.
Carol Hollan, M.D.
9850 Genesee Ave. #300, #380
La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone No: (858) 587-9850
Fax: (858) 622-2066
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