Lip Augmentation

Enhanced, full, pouty lips have increasingly become the popular characteristic of beauty. Great prominence has been put on full lips in fashion and glamour magazines all over the world, influencing millions of women to seek this look. Lip enhancement in Beverly Hills has gained particular popularity, since the late 1980′s, with the invention and availability of Collagen. Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Warren Lent, has looked for an assortment of ways to achieve this look with materials and methods that are safe, effective, and long lasting.

Lip enhancement, known as Lip augmentation, is performed by Dr. Lent with a minimally invasive technique that augments thin lips and improves the form of the lips. While changes in shape and contour can develop through the aging process, thing lips can affect anyone at any age. Lip augmentation can reconstruct volume and fill in fine lines around the mouth. A lush, full and younger look is achievable quickly with this process.

Hylaforms are injected substances made from a substance that is naturally found in skin and other body tissues. Some products that contain hylaforms are Restylane and Juvaderm. Since this is a natural occurring substance the body is very likely to accept this substance. Dr. Lent’s experience has shown that there are very few allergic reactions to the Hylaforms. This process takes a brief amount of time, about 15 minutes, allowing patients to return to work and their daily routine, quickly. This procedure generally last between 3 to 6 months.

Collagen is the most commonly used product used for lip augmentation and has been around the longest. Collagen is a natural occurring material, found as fibers in the skin and other body tissues, and is an essential component of tissue strength and substance. 3% of the general population is allergic to Collagen, therefore a skin test is recommended by Beverly Hills surgeon, Dr. Warren Lent. Typically patients undergo two skin tests over a six-week period of time. Collagen will typically last for 2 to 4 months following the procedure.

Fat injection is a brilliant method for lip augmentation, as it is the only natural method for potential permanent results. Fat is extracted from one area of the body, like the abdominal or thigh area, and then placed into the lips. Fat cells are living tissue, which allows the body to attach new capillaries keeping the cells alive. The fat cells are taken from the patient’s own body and do not cause an allergic reaction. This fat transfer method can require up to three treatments to achieve the best results.

There are permanent, non-absorbable materials that can be used to augment lips, however these materials can induce bodily allergic reactions and be rejected from the body. Additionally, effects from this procedure, which can include as lumps, shift in positioning or other complications, can make the material difficult to remove, sometimes leaving severe scarring. Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Warren Lent, does not recommend the use of these products.

The Lip augmentation procedure can compliment other facial Plastic Surgical procedures you may consider. In conjunction with a Facelift, a Forehead/Brow Lift, Laser Eyelid Surgery, Laser Skin Resurfacing, Rhinoplasty, or Facial Implants, Beverly Hills Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. Warren Lent, will help you bring your best face forward. To better understand your options, you can schedule a full consultation with Dr. Warren Lent.

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