Lip Augmentation in Los Altos, CA
Fuller lips are a marker of beauty and attraction in our society. Thin lips can demote self-confidence and leave you feeling unattractive. Fullness can be promoted through lip augmentation. Located in Los Altos, Mittelman Plastic Surgery, led by board-certified facial plastic surgeon Harry Mittelman, MD, offers lip augmentation for men and women who live in and around San Jose, Palo Alto and the surrounding communities of California.
The skin of your lips loses collagen with age, as does the skin across the rest of your body. Lost collagen can make the mouth appear thin and not as full as it once looked; these negative results are often seen on a larger scale in smokers and those who have been exposed to a great deal of sun. Lip augmentation can plump the lips, giving your mouth a fuller, more luscious and youthful look.
What Is Lip Augmentation?
Lip augmentation can be performed on the upper lip, lower lip or both lips together. The volume, shape and build of the lip are altered through injections or implants, providing your lips with the characteristics you desire and leaving you with a plumper, more youthful look.
Mittelman Plastic Surgery uses dermal fillers which can be injected into the lip to enhance the appearance of the lips and mouth. Injectable fillers smooth lines and wrinkles surrounding the mouth while adding volume to the lips. Filler quantity will be determined by your desired look.
The dermal fillers we use allow our staff to perform lip injections quickly and effectively, providing instantly noticeable plumpness and desirable lips. No anesthesia is needed, and no incisions are made, though if you do experience discomfort during the procedure, a topical anesthetic is available. Lip injections can be performed in minutes, and you can return to normal activities immediately after the procedure, though you may notice bruising and swelling in the days following. You’ll see results instantly, and they will last for approximately six to nine months.
Details of Lip Injections
There are many injectable fillers available for use in adding volume and augmenting the lips. Restylane® , Restylane® Silk and Juvederm® are some of the products commonly chosen by our patients, as they provide the most desirable results when used for lip augmentation. Hyaluronic acid is a component of these fillers, which is naturally found in one’s skin. By injecting this substance into the lips, hydration is added which enhances lip volume and smoothness naturally.
At the time of your consultation, Dr. Mittelman will discuss which dermal filler injections would benefit you and produce the results you are looking for.
Benefits of Lip Augmentation
Lip augmentation produces beautiful lips and a gorgeous mouth, along with other benefits, such as:
- An augmented look
- Quick appointment for the procedure
- Minimal downtime
- Smoothed lines and wrinkles in the mouth area
- Plumper, fuller lips
Is Lip Augmentation Right for Me?
If you are concerned about the following aesthetic issues, lip augmentation may be for you:
- Protruding, unattractive lips
- Dehydration of the lips
- Lips which are turned down
- Lines on the lips
- Deflated lips or lack of volume
- Lost shape
- Lost definition of the lip border
How Much Does Lip Augmentation Cost in San Jose?
The price of lip augmentation will depend on the filler you choose and the number of injections required to give you the desired look. We accept a variety of payment options, such as cash, checks, and major credit cards.
What to Expect During Your Consultation
During your consultation, Dr. Mittelman will inform you of which procedures will best help you achieve the look you desire. Surgical and nonsurgical options are available to augment the lips and redefine the mouth. Your medical history will be evaluated to determine if you are at risk of complications from the procedure. Ethnicity, age, skin type, and expectations could alter the success of the treatment, and Dr. Mittelman will keep these factors in mind when determining the best course of treatment for you.
Harry Mittelman, MD, is recognized as a pioneer in facial plastic surgery. As a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, specializing in both surgical and non-surgical or non-invasive cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery procedures, Dr. Mittelman provides his patients with exceptional skills and results that last. For more information on lip augmentation or to schedule a private consultation at Dr. Mittelman’s office, please contact us today. We serve the entire Southbay and Bay Area including Los Altos, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City, Mountain View, San Mateo, San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale and the surrounding areas.