Lip Augmentation

Non-Surgical Lip Enhancement in Costa Mesa

Lip augmentation is a non-surgical procedure that improves the appearance of your lips by reshaping them and giving them a larger kissable area.

Reasons to Choose Lip Augmentation

Patients who feel their lips are too thin or underdeveloped often turn to lip augmentation as a means to improve how their lips look and how they feel about them. While an implant is sometimes used to increase the size of the lips, many plastic surgeons use injectable fillers to improve the appearance of lips. Oftentimes, injectable fillers are ideal for lip augmentation because they are durable and can be used to shape lips in a variety of natural ways.

In addition to treating lips that patients feel are too small, plastic surgeons also perform lip augmentation for:

  • Thin lips
  • Flat lips
  • Drooping lips
  • Wrinkles and lines
  • Loose skin

When you visit UCI Plastic Surgery for your consultation about lip augmentation in Costa Mesa, your plastic surgeon will ask you about your cosmetic goals and examine your lips. Based on his assessment, he will be able to craft a treatment plan that targets your specific needs.

FAQ About Lip Augmentation

Many residents of Orange County and Costa Mesa ask about lip augmentation. The plastic surgery team at UCI Plastic Surgery has provided answers to some of the most common questions they receive about lip augmentation in Southern California.

How does it work?

Before beginning your treatment, the skin on and around your lips will be cleansed, and you will be given an anesthetic to make you more comfortable. When improving the look of your lips, there are two sites where your plastic surgeon may place injections. One is where the skin beneath your nose meets the lip and the other is where the wet and dry parts of your lips meet.

Your plastic surgeon will increase the size of your lips by injecting a conservative amount of the injectable filler. His goal will be to improve the size and shape of your lips while maintaining their natural contours. He will mold the cupid’s bow on your top lip, maintaining its appearance. Your plastic surgeon will also likely massage your lips gently with his hands to even out the placement of the product and avoid lumps.

What happens after treatment?

When you leave UCI Plastic Surgery, the effects of the anesthetic may linger for a couple of hours. It is also possible that you will experience some swelling of the lips, but this will dissipate soon. After two to three days, you will be able to see the full effect of your lip augmentation treatment. On average, the effects can last three to six months. As your body breaks down the filler, you may wish to return for touch-up treatments.

Why should I choose UCI Plastic Surgery for lip augmentation?

The plastic surgery team at UCI Plastic Surgery understands the structures of the face and how to perform lip augmentation that improves the appearance of your lips while still maintaining their natural shape.

What are the most common side effects involved with lip augmentation?

Side effects from lip augmentation are usually not long-lasting, but can include swelling or bruising on or near the lips. The application of an ice pack can control these possible side effects.

To learn more about lip augmentation in Southern California, we encourage you to call us today to schedule your consultation.