Lip Augmentation in San Francisco, CA
If you’ve always dreamed of fuller, plumper lips, lip augmentation performed by board-certified San Francisco Bay Area plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Aycock could be the answer you’re looking for. Lip augmentation can be performed temporarily through the use of dermal fillers or through the use of lip implants.
What Is Lip Augmentation?
Lip augmentation is the process of enhancing the lips through either lip implants or temporary fat transfer or fillers. All types are designed to give you thicker, fuller, and plumper lips. There are two main types of lip augmentation:
Temporary Lip Augmentation*
Temporary lip implants can be inserted into the lips using synthetic materials, your own fat, or donated tissue. They are soft and flexible and feel completely natural. They can also be easily removed should you decide to do so in the future. Another option to enhance the size and shape of your lips is to use dermal fillers such as Juvederm®, Restylane®. These fillers are injected into your lips, leaving them looking more plump and voluminous. If you choose this option, you will need to repeat the procedure periodically to keep your lips looking full. Many patients who are considering lip implants try out a new look using injectable dermal fillers first.
Dr. Aycock or his registered nurses will help you decide which dermal filler is right for you. Injections of dermal fillers into your lips are done in our office, and you can return to your normal activities immediately.
Lip implants are the best way to achieve fuller, thicker lips over the long term. They are made of a variety of materials, including silicon, your own tissue, donated human tissue and other artificial materials. The implants are soft and pliable and feel natural. They can also be easily removed if you decide to go back to your natural appearance. Most lip implant surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis using a local anesthetic, and your recovery period will be fairly short – around a week in most cases.
Before you consider lip implants, it’s a good idea to try a temporary dermal filler to see how you like your new look.
Benefits of Lip Augmentation*
Lip augmentation offers a number of benefits to our patients, including the following:
- The look and feel of plumper, more luxurious lips.
- A more proportionate face related to the size of the lips.
- Improved self-confidence and body image.
Preparing for Lip Augmentation
If you are a smoker, you may be asked to quit in the weeks leading up to your procedure. Your lips may be tender after the augmentation process, so it’s important to wear a blouse that is button-down so that you don’t have to pull it up over your head. You should not take aspirin or ibuprofen before the procedure as this can increase bleeding.
Lip Augmentation Recovery*
Recovery from temporary lip augmentation is usually very mild and you can continue resuming your normal activities immediately. Surgical options may have a longer recovery time, up to a week in some cases. You may wish to eat soft foods including gelatin, applesauce, pudding, and other types of food that require minimal chewing.
How Much Does Lip Augmentation Cost?
The cost of lip augmentation in San Francisco varies depending on the type of treatment. Dr. Aycock provides convenient financing options, including CareCredit®; to help cover the cost of your treatment, and you may be approved in as little as an hour. Visa®, MasterCard®, and Discover® are also accepted, and you’ll enjoy a COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION on your first visit to our office.
Is Lip Augmentation Right for Me?*
The most important points to keep in mind if you’re considering a lip augmentation is that no two treatments are alike and no two results are the same. Your results will depend on many factors including your overall health, the area being treated, and your body’s natural response to the treatment. Dr. Aycock takes patient comfort very seriously and will take the time to completely answer your questions and address your concerns.
Why Choose Dr. Aycock?
With over 25 years of plastic surgery experience, Dr. Aycock is a board-certified surgeon who has performed a number of both structural and cosmetic surgeries over the years. As one of the most awarded and trusted surgeons in the Bay Area, you can rest assured that Dr. Aycock will personally attend to your questions, comfort, and needs from the very first visit.
What to Expect During Your Consultation
Dr. Aycock will take the time to go over your complete medical history to ensure there are no conflicts or issues that could arise during or after your treatment procedure. He will discuss your goals and anticipated outcome of your surgery, as well as answer any questions you may have. Depending on the type of procedure you plan to have done, he may examine the area being treated. Every consultation is done with the utmost professional courtesy and thorough explanation of each step to ensure that you are informed and comfortable with the process. Once you feel fully assured and satisfied with the answers, you can move forward with scheduling your treatment.
Additional Skin Rejuvenation Options
If you’re looking for a way to increase the volume, plumpness, and fullness of your lips, choosing a non-surgical lip injection or surgical lip augmentation is a safe, smart procedure that can give you the results you desire. Contact our office today to schedule your complimentary consultation and bring out your inner beauty!
*The content of this website is intended to be general information. It is provided only as a service. It is not medical advice and not intended to be taken as medical advice. The content of this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a medical or health condition and is in no way meant to be a substitute for or delay the seeking of appropriate or professional medical care. Individual results may vary.