Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that plumps and adds volume to lips. While some people are born with naturally thin lips, others experience thinning over time, which is part of the natural aging process for both men and women. Lip augmentation can fill in the tissue and restore fullness to your lips, as well as help diminish the vertical lines on the lips and around the edges of your lips.
Dr. Khorasani is a renown national educator in the art of lip augmentation. He emphasizes to his students that less is more when treating the lips. He uses a special technique where he only makes two insertions from the corner of the mouth to treat the entire upper and lower lip. He uses a fine, blunt cannula to place the filler in the desired location. Therefore, there will be no needle marks on the actual lips and there is significantly less pain, swelling and bruising involved.
In general, there are two ways to augment your lips.
Dermal fillers: Dermal fillers have become a popular way to correct thin lips by injecting filler to add renewed volume. Most often, the filler is hyaluronic acid, or a similar substance, which is naturally found in your body. The in-office procedure takes mere minutes, and the results are immediate. The effects last about eight months, so you will need continual treatment to maintain your fuller lips. In our office, the most popular filler is Juvederm Volbella. This filler is a very fine, soft gel and produces the most natural look and feel.
Fat injections: For a more long-lasting solution for thinning lips, Dr. Khorasani offers fat transfer from another part of your body. Occasionally, a small fraction of the transplanted fat cells may not survive and therefore, you may need a touch-up procedure after 6 months.
The side effects of lip augmentation are generally mild and include:
Dr. Khorasani is well-trained and highly experienced. He does everything within his power to mitigate or eliminate the occurrence of side effects altogether. The use of a blunt cannula and prescription of a short course of oral prednisone tend to eliminate most side effects.
To find out which treatment is the best option for your goals, make an appointment with Dr. Khorasani.
*Individual results may vary