Lip Augmentation Los Angeles - Lip Enhancement
Lip augmentation is a procedure for those who desire fuller or more defined lips. The procedure is also successful in filling out wrinkles around the mouth, resulting in more plump and youthful looking lips.
Lip augmentation can be performed alone or in conjunction with most other cosmetic procedures and takes about one hour. In this procedure, fat is harvested from the patient’s own body through mini-liposuction, and then is reinjected into the lips. The use of the patient’s own fat has an advantage over other substances used for lip enhancement, in that it ensures that the substance will be well tolerated by the patient’s body, eliminating the possibility of an allergic reaction.
The procedure is done through two injections, one on each corner of the mouth. Therefore, there are no stitches and the scars are minimal and usually fade away.
Postoperative pain is usually minimal. There will be some swelling which will dissipate in about 2 weeks.
The lips will be fuller and more defined. Overtime, some of the injected fat will be reabsorbed by the body but the remaining fullness is permanent.
The risks for this procedure are minimal aside from those associated with any surgery.