Lip Augmentation - Dr. Arash Moradzadeh
Serving Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and surrounding areas
Lip augmentation creates fuller, plumper and more attractive lips and reduces fine wrinkles around the mouth. It is designed to reverse the effects of aging on thinning lips while restoring lip definition and contour. Each lip can be treated separately or both lips can be augmented at the same time. Lips may be injected with a filler such as Juvederm® or Restylane®— or with fat transferred from another site in the patient’s body. Both filler and fat are absorbed, so repeat treatments are eventually necessary to maintain results. In select patients surgical correction may be necessary. Surgery can be used to create a more pouty lip with central upper lip definition. A direct lift can be used if the upper lip has lengthened.
If you’re considering lip augmentation, many different types of treatments are available. Talk with Dr. Moradzadeh about the risks and limitations of each product, along with the details of the procedure. He can provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision regarding cosmetic enhancements.
Understanding the Procedure
A facial filler is injected into the lips. If a fat transfer procedure is used, it is inserted through tiny incisions inside the corner of the mouth.
What to Expect Afterwards
Allergic reactions can range from prolonged redness, swelling or itching, to firmness at the injection site. Normal swelling and bruising can last from three days to a week.
Is Lip Augmentation Right for You?
Patients who are allergic to lidocaine (a local anesthetic) may not be suitable candidates for lip augmentation. Treatment is generally postponed for patients with active inflammatory skin conditions or with infections. Dr. Moradzadeh can advise you whether it’s the right option for you.
Lip augmentation is often done in conjunction with other procedures to enhance results. These may include the use of the same or similar fillers in other areas of the face (a liquid face lift) or Botox injections. Fractional laser treatments or chemical peels can help refine perioral fine lines and laxity. Sometimes, lip augmentation is done as the last step in a complete facial “makeover” while the patient is still under anesthesia after getting an operation such as a facelift. Dr. Moradzadeh can discuss what combination of treatments is right for you, based on the objective you’re trying to achieve.
The experience I had with Dr. Moradzadeh as my surgeon was phenomenal. His unmatched craft coupled with his amazing bedside manner made for a very pleasant experience. Dr. Moradzadeh has gone above and beyond to achieve the absolute best and natural results possible.
One year ago, Dr. Moradzadeh performed a septoplasty/rhinoplasty on me. I was an athlete all through school and broke my nose multiple times while playing softball. After college, I wanted to pursue my modeling career but missed a lot of opportunities because of the external deformity of my nose. I saw a few local Facial Plastic Surgeons but after meeting with them, I never felt comfortable enough to commit. -Marry
For many years, I suffered from severe breathing problems through my nose. I had been delaying any medical procedures to fix the problem because I was uncomfortable with the process, especially the packing typically inserted into the nasal passages and the difficult recovery period. I went to see Dr. Moradzadeh for any alternative solutions. He described a quick, special surgical process that he can perform which alleviates the problem, improves nasal breathing and has no negative side effects. I willingly agreed since my discomfort was only getting worse. After the brief surgery, I immediately noticed the improvement. I haven’t been able to breathe this freely in years...-R.D.
He is amazing! Already recommended to family and My father is going in on Monday. An excellent doctor and so glad I was referred to him. :) His office staff is also on point and very friendly. What an awesome experience.-Diana
Very professional and skilled at administering botox. I highly recommend!
It was interesting to feel my forehead muscles trying to relax, but I took it easy the day I had my face done and although he said that the results show 7 to 10 days after... I noticed my expression lines chilling out 48 hours later. It is nice to have had a good experience and I am pleased thus far with the service.
I was pleasantly surprised at how the office is welcoming and they were even able to get me in sooner, as I was early. Parking is a little tricky, so I took valet across the street and it was about $10 (tip included). The doctor was friendly and gentle, getting the areas that I wanted to target....-Anonymous
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