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Lip Augmentation

Although luscious lips that so many Bay Area cosmetic surgery patients often long for may be achieved with a number of minimally invasive fillers, lip augmentation surgery is becoming extremely popular as millions of individuals search for permanent lip rejuvenation results. Lip enhancement surgery is performed by Dr. Beck, top SF plastic surgeon who offers a number of implant choices to his San Jose and San Mateo lip augmentation patients.

Who is a candidate for lip augmentation surgery?

Anyone who wishes to alter, resize, reshape and/or lift their lips may be a good candidate for lip enhancement surgery. Most individuals decide to undergo the lip implant procedure to improve the appearance of small, deflated lips, treat asymmetry, correct a sagging upper and/or lower lip, restore color and reduce lip wrinkles often caused by aging and/or smoking. In addition, lip augmentation surgery may also be utilized to restore the normal appearance of lips following traumatic injury and/or birth defect.

How is lip augmentation performed?

Lip implants are shaped like a small tube and filled with synthetic material. The most common types of lip implants include: GORE-TEX, SoftForm and AlloDerm. Dr. Beck, a renowned San Francisco lip augmentation surgeon, works hand-in-hand with each Bay Area cosmetic surgery patient to determine which type of lip implants will best serve their aesthetic desires and give them the luscious lips they have always dreamed of.

Lip augmentation surgery lasts about an hour and is a relatively simple procedure that is often performed under local anesthesia. Incisions are generally made at the corners of the mouth and allow Dr. Beck to delicately create a thin tunnel in order to accommodate the implants. The shape and size of the tunnel is essential to producing well-balanced, natural-looking lips. Next, the lip implants are inserted, positioned in place and thread through the lips. Finally, the implants are trimmed and the incisions closed.

Recuperation

The recovery period following lip augmentation generally last anywhere from seven to 14 days, during which time patients often experience mild discomfort, bruising, swelling and some bleeding. Pain medication and antibiotics often help San Mateo / San Jose lip augmentation patients feel more comfortable and minimize the risk of infection. Any sutures are removed within ten days following surgery and final results become visible approximately two to three months later.

Other Options

San Francisco lip augmentation patients often undergo this facial rejuvenation procedure in conjunction with other cosmetic treatments, including nose reshaping, facelift, eyelid surgery, laser skin resurfacing and/or ear surgery. Fuller lips and a more youthful facial appearance may also be achieved through Botox injections available at Dr. Beck’s San Francisco plastic surgery office. Dr. Beck is also a talented San Francisco Madonna Lift provider; this treatment is a good option for patients seeking minimally invasive facial rejuvenation.

A word about financing…

Lip augmentation surgery can be made very affordable through our partners at CareCredit. Visit them at www.carecredit.com. Jasmine would be happy to answer any of your questions or assist you with the necessary paperwork.

Insurance Notes:

Lip augmentation surgery is usually considered an aesthetic procedure and as such is not covered by insurance. Jasmine would be happy to assist you with any pre-certification if your insurance covers the procedure.