A lip enhancement, also known as lip surgery or lip implants, is a common cosmetic surgery procedure performed by Dr. Shahin Fazilat. As a patient, you can choose for this surgery to be temporary or permanent.
Temporary lip enhancement techniques require using injectable fillers such as Restylane or Juvéderm every 6-9 months to maintain their appearance, while permanent lip enhancement techniques typically involve the use of fat or implants.
Lip enhancement or lip surgery is most effective if you want to correct:
- The natural appearance of your lips
- The volume of your lips––full, but not too full
- The length of your upper lip
- The youthful angle of your lips
- The wrinkles, such as smoker’s lines
Our approach to lip enhancement
During your initial lip enhancement or lip surgery consultation with Dr. Fazilat, he will discuss the options and alternatives in great detail, providing you with all the information you need to make an informed decision about this procedure. Your consultation will also include a complete facial analysis and a discussion about FDA-approved lip implants, which have a natural appearance, are comprised of soft silicone, are permanent, and don’t restrict lip movement.
Once you have booked your lip enhancement or lip surgery, Dr. Fazilat’s office will coordinate the location and time of your procedure. You will receive a pre-operative appointment, which is typically two weeks before your surgery. During this appointment, you will be given instructions for your surgery, as well as any medical request forms for necessary blood work or related medical tests. Dr. Fazilat will also take any pre-operative photos and review your planned procedure(s), so you can ask any final questions. Our office will contact you by phone or by email to review your instructions and your health history.
The SF | Bay Area Plastic Surgery difference
Typically, lip enhancement surgery is performed as an out-patient procedure under general or local anesthesia with a certified anesthesiologist; surgical times are typically 30 minutes for each lip.
After completely numbing your lips, Dr. Fazilat will make a small incision that will not be visible on the inside of each corner of your mouth. At the conclusion of your surgery, Dr. Fazilat will use a dissolvable suture to close the incisions.
Some of Dr. Fazilat’s patients also have their lip enhancement or lip implant surgery combined with other procedures, such as a rhinoplasty / nose job, face lift / neck lift, chin liposuction, a brow lift / forehead lift, or BOTOX®/Dysport treatments to make you look even more beautiful.
Recovering from lip enhancement at SF | Bay Area Plastic Surgery
After lip enhancement or lip surgery, patients are encouraged to walk that evening to prevent possible blood clots. You can return to your home the same day as your surgery; however, there may be some swelling and bruising for the first 48 hours, which will dissipate after 5 days. There is a relatively rapid recovery period of 2-3 days. Dr. Fazilat advises you not to eat crunchy food such as carrots, or food with sharp edges for about 1 week.
After lip enhancement or lip surgery, patients typically return to work within 5 days, though strenuous activity should be avoided for 1 week. Patients should also have an adult stay with them for 24 hours following the surgery to monitor their recovery.
Request your consultation
We invite you to schedule your cosmetic consultation with SF | Bay Area Plastic Surgery today; we’d love to be a part of your journey to a more youthful you. To learn more about lip enhancement or lip surgery, please call us today at 650.964.2200 or complete the form on our website to request a consultation in Morgan Hill or Mountain View, California.