In this procedure, Lip Augmentation Los Angeles. an implant or natural tissue is placed in the lips to add lip fullness. Various types of implants or tissues can be used to enhance the lips.
1. Natural fat: Fatty tissue from the patient can be obtained by a small liposuction procedure under local anesthesia. This fat can be injected into the lips.
2. Soft tissue implant: A human soft tissue implant, known as Alloderm, can be placed in the lips to gain fullness. The lips achieve a full and soft result, although the Alloderm slowly diminishes in time. Most patients gain several years of lip enhancement with Alloderm.
3. Permanent implant: A soft, permanent lip implant known as “Ultrasoft” can be placed to enhance lip fullness. This implant is stable, safe, and removable is desired. These implants give a nice lip enhancement and are available in several different sizes.
What to Expect
Cosmetic lip surgery is performed in Dr. Bresnick’s fully accredited surgical center, Encino Surgicenter. You may choose either local anesthesia or light sedation for your procedure. . There is little discomfort after cosmetic lip surgery, and no nursing care is required. The day after surgery, Dr. Bresnick will see you in the office to how great you are doing!. There is some swelling in the lip area, but the use of ice greatly minimizes the swelling. Most patients return to work in several days with fuller and more attractive lips!
Many patients who desire improvement of the lips wish to have other procedures done at the same time to take advantage of one healing time and to improve other areas. Dr. Bresnick commonly performs cosmetic lip surgery with other procedures of the face, breasts, and body. Common procedures done at the same time of lip surgery are:
Laser resurfacing or dermabrasion: These procedures improve fine wrinkles around the eyelids, crows feet areas, mouth, and chin.
Facelift: This procedure restores youthful neck contour, an attractive jawline area, and more youthful cheeks.
Forehead lift (browlift): The forehead lift gives a more youthful forehead by lifting the brows and tightening the forehead area.
Cosmetic Breast Surgery: Breast augmentation and breast lift.
Tummy Tuck: Tightening of the tummy skin, fat removal, and tightening of the abdominal muscles.
Liposuction and Liposculpture: Removal of fatty tissue and sculpting of the body including the abdominal area, back, thighs, hips, knees, upper arms, and neck.