Redefine Your Lips with Lip Augmentation

Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure designed to improve the appearance of the lips with hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm, or Vollure. The goal of the procedure is to leave you with supple, beautiful lips, without the obvious ‘injected’ look.

These lip fillers are similar in the effects they produce but differ in the methods used to bind and arrange the hyaluronic acid into an injectable gel that is safe to use. The variation of hyaluronic acid determines the injectable’s ability to retain water and firmness. These factors contribute to the length of time your results will last.

The Lip Augmentation Procedure

Unlike invasive surgery, lip augmentation using injectable fillers allows our patients to achieve stunning results without incisions and downtime. These injectable fillers are composed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring chemical in the human body that is responsible for helping your skin maintain its moisture and plumpness.

At Balikian Facial Plastic Surgery, we have done so many lip injections, we can create an injection plan specifically made to make your lips look pretty and natural. We tend to the side of conservative yet effective. After your evaluation, a topical numbing cream will be put on to help numb the lips. There is also numbing medicine in the filler itself, which further eases the discomfort.

After the injection, lipstick can go on right away. Swelling usually lasts one day, but often is less than that. Fillers can also be used to treat the wrinkles around the lips and mouth to further rejuvenate the look of the lips.

There is no denying that having full, plump lips can drastically improve your aesthetic appeal. Unfortunately, not everyone is blessed with these desired traits. Sometimes the lips may appear too thin, and nonexistent, but thanks to lip augmentation at Balikian Facial Plastic Surgery, you can finally have the lips you have always wanted.

Benefits of Lip Augmentation

Lip augmentation is a minimally invasive procedure that does not require any downtime. Patients can quickly return to their normal daily activities with a few restrictions to ensure the filler stays in place immediately after the injection. Dr. Balikian uses the softest injectable fillers to prevent lumps, bumps, and overly thick lips. Our fillers will provide a natural enhancement by subtly improving the shape, structure, and volume.

Candidates for Lip Augmentation

To determine if you would make a good candidate for lip augmentation, you will first have to schedule a consultation with Dr. Balikian or his Aesthetic injectors in his Temecula Valley facility. During this time, they will discuss the details of the procedure in more depth and perform an assessment of your lips to help develop the ideal treatment plan for you. He will also ask about your medical history to ensure that you are in good physical and mental health.

Preparing For Your Lip Augmentation Treatment

We advise patients to avoid using blood-thinning medications such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen, or Omega-3 Fish Oils for one week before any injection to help decrease the risk of bruising. In addition, avoiding alcohol a few nights before injection and taking the herbal medication arnica may help decrease the risk of bruising. See our page on how we reduce pain and bruising during your procedure by clicking on the link.

Richard V. Balikian, MD, FACS

Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
Artistry. Excellence. Compassion

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Dr. Balikian is an experienced, double board-certified, facial plastic surgeon. He is double board-certified both in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Balikian belongs to a very select group of elite cosmetic surgeons with at least six years of specialized surgical training exclusively in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck.

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Dr. Balikian is highly trained in Lip Augmentation injections and teaches other doctors and nurses throughout Southern California on proper injection techniques. This treatment is offered by both Dr. Balikian and his Aesthetic Injectors.

Balikian Facial Plastic Surgery is proud to provide innovative cosmetic services in the Murrieta and San Diego areas. Contact our office to learn more about lip augmentation today!

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