Full lips are a hallmark of youth, beauty, and overall appeal. Lip size is largely an inherited trait with some born with full lips and others inheriting smaller, thinner lips. Unfortunately, everyone loses volume and definition of the lips as they age. Therefore, the lip augmentation procedures goal is to restore lost volume within the lips along with reducing wrinkles and providing plumper lip appearance.
How We Do Lip Augmentation
Dr. Michael K.Obeng will strategically mark your lips prior to the augmentation. He will proceed by injecting the marked sites on the lip. The procedure can take anywhere between fifteen minutes to an hour, depending on the numbers of areas being injected. After the injection, Dr. Michael K.Obeng will clean the lips with an antibacterial agent.
What Lip Augmentation Can Treat
Lip augmentation is most commonly performed using a local or topical anesthetic depending on patient preference. A small needle is inserted directly into the lips for and the filler material is placed in appropriate locations. Some benefits of this procedure are:
- Restored lost volume due to age
- Thicker, fuller lips
- Remove wrinkles around the lip area
What Lip Augmentation Costs
The cost varies depending on the patient’s goals. Please contact us or schedule a consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael K.Obeng. MiKO Plastic Surgery, Beverly Hills will accommodate the most accurate cost estimates for your procedural needs. If you’re not in the Beverly Hills or Los Angeles area, visit our travel section to arrange a trip to MiKO Plastic Surgery.
Lip augmentation patients can expect mild swelling or bruising associated with numbness. Recovery is generally 24-48 hours, most patients can resume their daily activities immediately after their lip augmentation.