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.
Lip Augmentation Reviews
"Silicone Removal from Lips - I had silicone put in my lips by a “sketchy” place. The price was cheap and that should have been my red flag. Needless to say, it caused problems. Lucky for me, I found Dr. Katzen who has great knowledge of silicone removal. He does these silicone removals quite often, in different parts of the body. I’ve learned my lesson of paying a little bit more to get things done right the first time."- H. / RealSelf / Apr 18, 2019
"Permalip - Top Lip Only - 5mm - Beverly Hills, CA - My lips have always been an insecurity of mine. Mainly my top lip as it is noticeably smaller than my bottom lip. I tried Juvederm out back in 12/29/15, and loved my results but they only lasted 4-5 months, and I had paid $485. So getting Permalip just seemed like a better solution for me, money and convenience wise. Plus it can last a life time. Making the PROS of Permalip out number the CONS. That's when I decided to start my research and look into getting a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. I did a lot of research on Yelp, Real Self, Facebook reviews, and qualifications before choosing Dr Katzen in Beverly Hills, and after having my consultation with him on 1/04/17, I was confident enough to book an appt with him for the procedure on 1/20/17. We both agreed that only getting Permalip on my top lip was the proper choice. It'd make my lips proportioned or my top lip only slightly bigger than my bottom, and that was okay with me. Dr Katzen was very warm, and knowledgeable and made sure to answer any questions that I had. He even had a phone call with me a week prior to my procedure date to get any last questions/concerns out of the way, and to confirm what size I wanted to go with. I also was able to voice my concerns about my fear of having "sausage lips" or them looking too fake. He quieted my insecurities with knowledgeable answers and made me feel comfortable with following through with the procedure. Well, 1/20/17 (today) approached quickly and of course I was very nervous once arriving at the doctor's office. He prescribed me Valium and I was able to get my prescription filled down stairs in the same building. Got my prescription within 10 mins, and went back upstairs. Had my chance to ask anymore questions before signing the documents and then took my Valium. I was taken into the back room, where topical numbing cream was applied to my lips. Waited about 20 mins, and then numbing injections were made into the corners of my top lip. Followed by my incisions being made into the corners of my mouth. Once the tunneling incision began, I couldn't feel a thing until he got closer to the center of my lips, where he then added a couple more numbing injections just to make sure I wouldn't feel anything. Honestly that was the most painful part out of all of this. The numbing injections hurt! Lol. But after that, I couldn't feel a thing. The tunneling through my upper lip continued and before you know it, my implant was in. Dr Katzen did a stitch on each side of the corner of my mouth, and ensured me that the implant was the perfect size for my lip. (We went with a 5mm in medium length for those wondering!)Over all my experience during the procedure wasn't too bad! My nerves and adrenaline definitely had me shaking, but it was practically painless except for those numbing shots. But other than that I only felt some mild tugging and pressure. And Dr Katzen made sure to comfort me as much as he could. He could tell I was nervous, and made some small talk with me, to distract me and keep me at ease. Asked where my favorite place was to vacation, if I snowboard, stuff like that. So I really appreciate how warm and friendly he was, and he had excellent bed side manner! He also prescribed me some antibiotics to prevent infection, and I was able to get those down stairs. And immediately scheduled a follow up appt for 1/23/17, and he told me I could call him at any time if I had any worries or concerns. So I thought that was very cool and generous of him. I am now almost 2 hours post procedure, laying in bed. (Elevated of course) and my lip is swollen and starting to throb! Thank god I have some Percocet to help with the pain, and I'm icing 20 mins on and 20 mins off. I also am taking Arnicare tablets and Bromelain which should help with bruising/swelling as well, so wish me luck! Will keep updating as the days go on."- B. / RealSelf / Apr 18, 2017
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
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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