Lip Augmentation in Pasadena, CA

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Whether you have always had thin lips or you have lost volume in your lips as you get older, surgical or nonsurgical lip augmentation may help give you a full, well-shaped mouth. Surgical lip enhancement may be accomplished with a fat transfer, silicone implants, or a lip lift to obtain the look you want. Surgical lip augmentation can give you natural-looking results that last for years. For nonsurgical lip augmentation, there are many injectable fillers that can temporarily plump the mouth for a fuller look. If you're interested in learning more about surgical and nonsurgical lip augmentation, contact The Pacific Coast Center for Oral, Facial & Cosmetic Surgery in Pasadena, CA to schedule an initial consultation. Dr. Husam Elias will go over your choices and develop your personal treatment plan for lip augmentation.

The approach taken during the procedure will vary, depending on the chosen course of treatment:

  • Lip Implants
    A thin incision is created in the corner of the mouth so the lip implant(s) can be inserted. It can take a few weeks for the implant(s) to settle into its final position and any swelling to subside; however, lip implants will give you improvements that last for a long time.
  • Fat Transfer
    First, liposuction will extract fat from an area with unwanted fat. The extracted fat will be cleaned and injected into your lips until the desired fullness is reached. Since a portion of fat is usually reabsorbed in time, the lips may be filled a little more to account for this eventual loss. Lip enhancement with a fat transfer may be done multiple times to enhance or sustain your appearance, but generally, your results will last for many years.
  • Lip Lift/Vermilion Advancement
    During this surgical lip enhancement, a thin incision is made along the upper and/or lower border of the lip. A small area of skin outside the lips will be removed so the lips can be adjusted to cover the excised skin and stitched in place. This lip advancement surgery creates long-lasting results that improve the size and shape of the mouth.
  • Dermal Fillers
    Nonsurgical lip enhancement may be achieved with injectable dermal fillers, such as Restylane® or JUVÉDERM®. Injections can be done in one of our treatment rooms as an outpatient procedure. Based on the brand of dermal filler selected, a local anesthetic may be included in the formula or numbing cream can be applied on the lips before the treatment. Once your lips have been cleaned, multiple quick injections will be administered in the needed areas of the lips and then the filler will be massaged to create better results. You will be able to leave immediately after your procedure to resume your daily routine.

It's important to follow all recovery instructions to have optimal healing and results. After either a surgical or nonsurgical lip enhancement, your mouth will most likely be tender or sore for a few days. With a fat transfer, you should expect the liposuctioned area to be sore as well. Ice packs and nonprescription pain medications are recommended to alleviate any swelling and discomfort. The results of a dermal filler may be visible for around 3 – 12 months based on the injectable chosen for your treatment. Surgical lip augmentation will provide lasting results; however, natural aging will continue and may impact your results in time. Talk to Dr. Elias about maintenance treatments to freshen up your lips.

My experience with this office was absolutely stellar. Firstly, the staff welcomes you warmly when you arrive. Diana (doctor’s assistant) met me in the exam room.  Diana has a way of instantly making you feel comfortable and any nervousness you may be feeling is dissipated.... Because you can’t stop laughing. Then enters Dr. Elias.... He is extremely approachable, honest, and knowledgeable. It doesn’t hurt that he has multiple degrees. I am ecstatic that I found this business:

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Dr. Elias pulled my wisdom teeth out like they called his mamma fat or something! Surgery was quick and basically painless. Didn’t need any of the pain meds and was back at work two days later looking like a snack. Diane was the nurse that took care of me for most of the process and she was so wonderful, kind, funny and sweet. If my wisdom teeth every grow back, I will definitely be coming back to Dr. Elias immediately. Thank you!

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went here for wisdom teeth removal and Dr Stephens was great. we had a detailed consultation and decided which route was best, then Greg the anesthesiologist called me the night before to address any concerns I was having. The most positive surgery experience I could have had

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The Pacific Coast Center for Oral, Facial & Cosmetic Surgery wants you to love your lips. With nonsurgical and surgical lip enhancement treatments, you can enjoy plump, well-shaped lips that enhance your total appearance. Call our Pasadena, CA location to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Elias. He will evaluate your needs and goals to create a unique augmentation treatment plan that will achieve your desired lips.

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