Lip Augmentation in Los Angeles, CA
Plastic Surgeon in Los Angeles Dr. Fodor offers lip augmentation options to residents of Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and surrounding areas of Southern California.
What is a Lip Augmentation?
While some individuals are born with thinner lips, aging can also cause lips to become thinner and “prune lines” can form. This may make allure of a youthful smile can disappear. In the past, this was irreversible. Today, new procedures have been developed to remedy this situation. Dr. Peter Fodor has been a member of a board of consultants tasked to design and give instructional courses for injectables to the face.
What are my Options for a Lip Augmentation?
Soft tissue implants, as well as collagen and other materials can be injected into the lips to create a fuller look. Restylane®, and Juvederm®, natural hyaluronic acid-based products offer other options for augmentation of the lips. Dermal-fat grafts have also been used for many years in reconstructive surgery to rebuild burned lips. Utilized for cosmetic surgical purposes by Dr. Fodor, Dermal-fat grafts can provide longer lasting, and sometimes permanent, results. In some instances, tissues that are ordinarily discarded during an operation such as a face lift can be used for the graft. In other cases, the graft is obtained from an inconspicuous donor site such as the breast fold (during breast augmentation), the buttock fold, or the nape of the neck’s non-hairy area.
Dr. Fodor’s preference is AlloDerm®, a newer product made from real human tissue. There is also a porcine material, Surgisis, available. These are irradiated to eliminate rejection. AlloDerm® and Surgisis are used in a variety of procedures, including lip augmentation. They are semi-permanent (some of it can absorb). However, the fact that they contain natural substances provides a natural look and feel. Fillers have replaced other materials for lip augmentation. With modern techniques, embraced by Dr Fodor, this can be introduced in the office setting painlessly and with very little downtown.
How Much Does a Lip Augmentation Cost?
The cost for a lip augmentation will vary depending on the severity of your case and techniques used for surgery. At your consultation Dr. Fodor will be happy discuss your options and cost based on your needs.
Call today to schedule your lip augmentation consultation in California to begin your path to a more confident you!