Lip Augmentation in Long Beach
One of the trendiest cosmetic procedures in Southern California is lip enhancements. The treatment is effective in giving women full lip contours that add to their facial appearance and give them a sensual mouth.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Josh Waltzman and aesthetic nurse Carissa Brown RN, BSN offer in-office lip augmentations that will have you leaving with that natural fullness you are looking for.
To learn more about lip enhancement in Long Beach, contact us to schedule your lip augmentation consultation today.
Lip Filler Benefits
Typically, the goal of adding lip volume is to address a range of concerns, including avoiding excess scar tissue in the lips.
Lips come in all sizes and shapes and are often asymmetrical. Women come to us and ask for balance between their upper and lower lips. A touch of volumizing hyaluronic-acid filler can create a more harmonious appearance among your facial features, without creating an overfilled, exaggerated “trout pout.” With our help, it’s possible to enhance your lips to a natural, sensual appeal.
A younger lip contour is another advantage you can achieve with fillers, including lips that hold lipstick longer without smearing.
With hyaluronic-acid based fillers, the extra moisture they attract is an unexpected benefit for women who struggle with chapped, dry lips.
A Popular Choice for Lip Augmentation
Since dermal fillers are non-surgical, they are a quick and convenient option for most healthy women who seek lip enhancement. At our office, we employ leading dermal filler products from the RHA line of fillers for lip augmentations.
The treatment takes about 30 minutes and delivers instant results. There may be some swelling and bruising, but these effects will resolve over the next few days.
For patients seeking an optimal rejuvenation, we may recommend a combination of dermal fillers with neurotoxins. No matter your cosmetic concerns, our staff will help you explore your full range of options.
Get Your Perfect Pout
With so many options available to achieve your cosmetic goals, it’s critical to understand the treatment and the person who will performing the procedure. We invite you to schedule a consultation to answer any questions and address the concerns you may have about lip augmentation.
Lip Augmentation FAQs
Hyaluronic acid-based fillers, like RHA, are excellent lip filler injectables because they provide soft and natural results.
Though many plastic surgeons offer permanent, synthetic lip implants, these devices often result in unsatisfactory, unnatural-looking results. On the other hand, if you are not completely satisfied with your lip augmentation with fillers, we can immediately reverse your treatment results with an enzyme called hyaluronidase, which dissolves hyaluronic acid.
Fat injections to the lips are a permanent option for the right patient.
This is a difficult question to answer. Some patients will need filler every 6 months, and some patients may be able to get 12 or more months from their lip filler. Patient’s metabolize filler at different rates.
Dermal filler injections are the most useful lip enhancement therapy among women who want natural-looking, luscious lips.
Seek a qualified injector who employs the safest environment and has years of training and experience behind them. When well done, dermal filler injections can turn back the clock on flat lips and accentuate them into a sensual, attractive contour.
Since hyaluronic acid is biocompatible, allergic reactions to dermal fillers are rare.
Because of the popularity of injectable treatments like Botox® and dermal fillers, there is an influx of injectors in the public domain. However, many are poorly trained, limited only to a brief weekend conference training. Only trust a board-certified medical professional and experienced nurse injectors who are familiar with facial anatomy.
Lip augmentation via dermal fillers has potential side effects like all fillers. You may experience some swelling or bruising, but these will resolve in the short term. Also, allergic reactions are rare and primarily from any anesthetic applied.
- Apply ice or a cold compress to the lips after injections.
- Avoid strenuous exercise for 48 hours.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Avoid heat and humidity, like steam rooms, saunas, hot tubs, hot baths, and showers.
- Sleep and relax with your head elevated.
- Avoid lipstick or makeup for at least 24 hours.
Patients should wait until the anesthetic has worn off before eating after lip augmentation. We also recommend avoiding hard-to-chew foods for the first 24 hours.
The costs of lip enhancement in Long Beach depend on the technique used and the amount of filler you need. Our staff can give you an accurate estimate after consulting with you in person and learning more about your goals.