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Lip Augmentation (Surgical Lip Enhancement with Permalip™) – Beverly Hills, CA*

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About Lip Augmentation

If you have always had thin lips or you have noticed volume depleting in your lips over time, surgical or nonsurgical lip augmentation can help give you a more shapely, attractive mouth. Lip augmentation provides stunning results that last for years. For lip augmentation without surgery, there are many injectable dermal fillers that can temporarily plump the lips for a fuller appearance. If you're interested in surgical or nonsurgical augmentation, contact J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. in Beverly Hills, CA to schedule an appointment for a consultation. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy Katzen can go over all of your choices and develop your unique lip augmentation treatment plan.

Ideal Candidates

Lip augmentation can provide you with fuller lips and a more pleasing mouth shape. Depending on your goals, you can decide on the type of lip augmentation that will offer lasting results. It can be helpful to start with nonsurgical fillers to see how different amounts of volume look before moving forward with surgical lip enhancement. Ideal candidates for upper and/or lower lip augmentation at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills are those who:

  • Have always had thin lips or have lost lip volume with age
  • Have uneven or asymmetrical lips
  • Want to enhance the whole face
  • Are in overall good health

Surgical Techniques

For your surgical lip augmentation procedure, a small incision is made in the corner of the mouth where Permalip silicone implants will be placed. It may take 1 – 3 weeks for the implant(s) to settle into their final position, and it can take just as long for any swelling to subside. However, lip implants will provide the most long-lasting results out of all of your other lip enhancement options. Permalip, soft silicone lip implants can be placed in an office visit under local anesthesia. 

What to Expect

It's important to follow all aftercare instructions provided by Dr. Katzen to achieve optimal healing and your best results. Your lips will probably be sore or tender for a few days so ice packs and over-the-counter pain medications are recommended to reduce any inflammation and discomfort. The results of lip augmentation with Permalip will remain for many years to come, but the natural aging process will continue and may impact your outcomes over time. Talk to Dr. Katzen about touch-up treatments that can refresh your results.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get the lips of a specific celebrity?
Several patients come in asking for the full, sexy lips of a specific celebrity. Bringing in photos of what you like can help Dr. Katzen understand your goals, but it may be difficult to achieve the exact shape and appearance of another person. During your consultation, Dr. Katzen will listen to your goals before discussing your options (a fat transfer, implants, or dermal fillers) for lip augmentation. From there, he will craft your customized treatment plan.

Do lip implants look fake?
Permalip implants are made with a flexible silicone material that looks and feels natural. With his years of training and experience, Dr. Katzen performs lip augmentation so your results will look fresh and beautiful. During your consultation, he will discuss the size and shape of upper and/or lower implants to match your goals. After several months, your implants will settle into their final position, and any inflammation from your surgery will subside so you can enjoy your results.

Is lip augmentation reversible?
Patients are often very pleased with their lip enhancement results. However, if you are unhappy with your outcomes, you can have your implants removed. If you are unsure about implants, Dr. Katzen may suggest injectable fillers as they are less invasive and the results are only temporary. With injectable fillers, the gel solution will slowly absorb into the body over time, which means that your lips will gradually return to their original size.

Love Your Lips

We want you to love the shape and volume of your lips. With safe and effective silicone implants, you can enjoy plump, well-shaped lips that boost your total appearance. Call our Beverly Hills, CA office today to have a treatment consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Katzen. He will assess your needs and goals to create a personalized treatment plan that will achieve your desired lips.

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*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.