There are numerous methods used for lip augmentation: non-surgical options such as dermal fillers and fat transfer, and invasive surgical procedures such as lip implants, dermal grafting, vermillion advancement, or lip lifting, which yield a more permanent result.
Dr. Sedgh’s expertise in facial reconstructive surgery enables him to perform the procedure with utmost accuracy, taking into consideration the impact that it will have on the patient’s overall appearance.
For temporary lip enhancement, dermal fillers are considered the best option. It involves the strategic placement of lip fillers to areas that need to be plumped or reshaped. This particular method requires an in-depth understanding of facial aging and changes in the bony and soft tissue anatomy, as this can play a major role in achieving natural-looking results.
To augment the lips, Dr. Sedgh will inject dermal filler in small increments to keep the results natural and controlled. Each injection site will be massaged to sculpt the area, then carefully evaluated to determine if more filler is required.
For permanent results, lip implants and fat transfers are both popular options. With fat transfer, a small portion of body fat is taken out of a donor site and injected into the target areas to create soft, smooth, and voluminous lips. With lip implants, the doctor will use either natural or synthetic implants, which will be inserted through small incisions inside the corners of the mouth. He will then thread the implant through the lip, cut it into the correct length, and close the incisions with stitches.
Invasive surgical options for permanent lip augmentation, such as mucosal advancement and lip lifting, can also be performed. However, these methods are only appropriate for a select group of patients and are seldom employed in the modern era of facial rejuvenation due to the success and ease of the less invasive options discussed above.