Face Procedures

Lip Augmentation In Newport Beach, Orange County, CA

At Orange County Plastic Surgery, lip augmentation includes lip lift surgery, injectable fillers, fat transfers and “lip flips” with Botox® or Dysport® injections. Your surgeon at Orange County Plastic Surgery will review the options and recommend the procedure to achieve the fuller lips you desire. If your thin lips are due to genetics or aging, we are here to help you.

What is Lip augmentation?

Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that enhances the shape, volume, and symmetry of the lips. Drs. Ekstrom, Compoginis and Bunkis specialize in advanced lip enhancement techniques that give you fuller lips that look natural.

A lip lift is a type of lip surgery that makes the labial tubercles look fuller by raising the two points of the upper lips. You can achieve the look and shape you desire by combining multiple treatments. Surgical and nonsurgical options are both available, so you should have no trouble finding a path that suits you.

Who Is A Candidate For Lip Augmentation?

Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that enhances the shape, volume, and symmetry of the lips. The Board Certified plastic surgeons at Orange County Plastic Surgery specialize in advanced lip enhancement techniques that give you full lips that look natural.

Lip augmentation may be appropriate for people who:

  • Have genetically thin lips
  • Lost volume in the lips as a result of aging
  • Need a minor amount of lip reshaping, such as to correct asymmetry
  • Want a more permanent solution than injectable fillers
  • Injectable fillers are not suitable due to allergies

Choose The Lip Augmentation Technique That’s Right For You

At Orange County Plastic Surgery, your surgeons will review several types of permanent lip enhancement and temporary solutions. They will provide expert guidance during your consultation so you understand the different types of lip enhancement, including the benefits and disadvantages. If you are uncertain about the procedure, they may recommend more short-term lip augmentation techniques.

By choosing one of our lip augmentation injection techniques, you can try different shapes and volume for your lips. The results of injectable fillers for lips, last six to 12 months. A lip lift and using fat filler for lips via microfat grafting provide permanent results.

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Lip Lift at Orange County Plastic Surgery

Fat Filler Via Liposuction

Fat is removed via liposuction from a part of your body, such as the abdomen, back, or thigh, the surgeon purifies that fat and injects it into the lips. Fat absorption is variable but could give you a permanent improvement.

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Microfat Transfer to the Lips

Injectable Fillers

Injectable fillers, such as Juvéderm® and Restylane®, provide a temporary lip volume enhancement. This is a non-surgical option. The fullness fades after six to 12 months.

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Lip Flip with Beauty Injection

Lip Augmentation FAQ

What Should You Expect During Lip Augmentation?

Surgery isn’t always needed for lip augmentation. The easiest technique is the lip enhancement injection option. Drs. Compoginis, Ekstrom and Bunkis use popular dermal fillers, such as Juvéderm® and Restylane®, for lip rejuvenation and enhancement. The ingredients in these dermal fillers enhance the shape of your lips and add volume.

Surgical lip procedures include dermal fat graft lip augmentation and lip implants. Both of these procedures are performed on an outpatient basis. Fat injections may be performed with local anesthesia but are frequently performed as part of another procedure with the patient under anesthesia.

Microfat grafting lip augmentation is a two-step process. First, fat is harvested from a donor area via liposuction. Next, the fat is purified and injected into your lips. The surgeon performs multiple injections to shape and sculpt your lips.

Lip Augmentation Recovery And Results

After lip fillers, you may experience some minor symptoms that are localized around the injection sites, such as swelling, tenderness, bruising, and pinpoint bleeding. Lip injections recovery time is typically only 48 to 72 hours, and no downtime is required. You can gently apply a cold compress to your lips. Avoid applying any pressure to your lips for the first seven days. Doing so may shift the lip filler and produce undesirable results. You will see the results of your lip injections within three to five days, including fuller lips and reduced lip lines.

If you choose fat injections, your lip augmentation recovery may take a week or so. Expect your donor site and lips to be tender for several days after the surgery. Scarring is minimal with a lip augmentation surgery because the incision is placed inside the lips or along the natural crease. Once healed, the incision is barely noticeable at all. Lip augmentation after care instructions will be given to you before you are released to go home.

Fat grafts may be slowly absorbed by your body, and you may notice that the size of your lips is slowly reducing. Repeat treatments will be needed to maintain results.

Post Operational Instructions

After undergoing plastic surgery, following the postoperative instructions provided by your surgeon is crucial for optimal healing and recovery. These instructions may include caring for the surgical site, managing pain, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It is important to keep the surgical area clean, take prescribed medications as directed, rest and avoid strenuous activities, and adhere to a balanced diet while staying hydrated.

Attending follow-up appointments will allow your surgeon to monitor your progress and provide further guidance, ensuring a successful outcome from your plastic surgery procedure.

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