Lip augmentation is a cosmetic treatment available at Keller Plastic Surgery, a state-of-the-art medical facility led by board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory S. Keller, serving residents of Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and surrounding areas in California.

How can Lip Augmentation enhance the appearance of my lips?

Often the lips and mouth exhibit the first signs of aging in the face.  Thin, brittle lips surrounded by vertical “smoker’s lines” detract from your facial appearance and make you look prematurely aged.  Lip augmentation adds fullness while restoring symmetry and definition to the lips and diminishing vertical creases that surround the lip line. A lip augmentation procedure may be an ideal way to rejuvenate your facial appearance quickly and easily.

How does Lip Augmentation enhance the appearance of the lips and mouth?

Lip augmentation, also known as lip enhancement or lip implants, may be achieved either with dermal filler injections or by surgically inserting implants in either the upper or lower lip, or both. Minor surgical procedures, with incisions under the nose, can also increase the lip.

Is Lip Augmentation safe for everyone?

Lip augmentation is safe for most adults who are in good overall health, although individuals with certain health conditions affecting the lip area, such as oral herpes, may be advised to seek alternative options.

Does Lip Augmentation require a complicated procedure?

Lip augmentation is done as a simple outpatient procedure that is only minimally invasive and usually takes a little under an hour. Depending on which procedure you undergo, the process will either require small incisions through which implants are inserted, or injections of dermal fillers. In either case, the procedure is safe and uncomplicated and has been performed successfully on thousands of patients with beautiful natural-looking results.

Will I need to take downtime after a Lip Augmentation procedure?

Most patients are able to resume normal activities immediately following the procedure, as there is no required recovery period following lip augmentation. You may experience minor discomfort in the first few hours following the procedure, such as swelling or bruising, and this may last one to two days but will subside naturally within a few days. For the first 24 hours, you must avoid touching or irritating your lips, and we recommend that you avoid kissing until all discomfort has subsided.

How long do the results of Lip Augmentation last?

Surgical lip augmentation is considered a permanent procedure, and lip augmentation by means of injectable fillers provides results that may last months.

Restore lost volume and fullness to your lips with a lip augmentation procedure performed at Keller Plastic Surgery, led by Dr. Gregory S. Keller, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon serving residents in and around the Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and Beverly Hills areas. Contact our office today to schedule your complimentary consultation!