Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that alters the appearance of the lips to achieve the desired shape and volume. It is an ideal solution for those with naturally thin lips, but it can also help those with visible signs of aging in the lip area.
This procedure restores volume to the lips and enhances its shape using various techniques, including injectable fillers, implants, or surgical lip lifts. It usually involves the injection of dermal filler or fat, but implants or surgical advancement and lifting can also be used for more permanent results. Botox may also be used to modify angulations of the corner of the mouth.
Patients undergo lip enhancement not only to improve the fullness and smoothness of the lips, but to make them more symmetrical and to bring balance to the entire face. Some also undergo the procedure to rejuvenate the lips and address the negative effects of aging.
Lip augmentation is commonly performed to enlarge or reshape the lips, but it can also correct the following:
Lip augmentation is a simple procedure that requires subtlety to achieve beautiful, natural-looking results. Dr. Jacob Sedgh believes in the importance of achieving symmetry and maintaining a natural look, which is why he employs finesse and artistry to avoid unnatural or overfilled results that can negatively affect the overall harmony and natural beauty of the face.
Dr. Sedgh is a double-board certified facial plastic surgeon whose exceptional surgical skills are backed by nearly two decades of medical study and practice. Under his care, you can expect the following benefits:
Dr. Sedgh’s medical expertise and empathy are the pillars of his successful practice. During your initial consultation, he will listen patiently as you describe your surgery goals and desired outcome. He will then discuss the entire procedure with you and enumerate the available options for achieving the results you want.
This meeting is also a great opportunity to communicate your expectations and other concerns, so make sure to ask the right questions. Your consultation will consist of:
If you are unable to personally visit Dr. Sedgh’s clinic for a consultation, he can conduct the meeting through Skype for your convenience. For those who need to travel to undergo the procedure, the doctor’s concierge team can also assist you with travel arrangements.
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.
Lip augmentation typically has very minimal downtime. Patients who undergo filler injections may experience some swelling and bruising in the immediate area, but these side effects will usually subside after a few days. They may also experience mild to moderate discomfort, with some minor swelling and bruising.
The length of lip enhancement recovery varies among individuals, but most patients should be able to return to their normal activities within a week.
Dr. Sedgh will provide you with detailed instructions for post-procedure care, which must be strictly followed to ensure proper healing. He will also take the time to personally follow your post-surgery progress through regularly scheduled follow-up appointments, as this will ultimately ensure a healthier, more comfortable recovery.
“It was excellent. He is a doctor who actually listens to your concerns and responds to them. He is extremely professional and is very caring about his patient’s care. When he performs surgery it is literally seamless. It is difficult to tell that what was done because he minimizes scarring.”
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