Lip Injections in Los Altos, CA
Having luscious, full lips is very important to many women. Women who have thin lips tend to feel less attractive and more self-conscious about their appearance. These feelings can have numerous negative impacts that affect romantic relationships, friendships, and even work-related activities. Thin lips can be caused by a number of conditions, including genetics and the aging process. Fortunately, fuller lips can be achieved via lip injections. Located in Los Altos, Mittelman Plastic Surgery, led by board-certified facial plastic surgeon Harry Mittelman, MD, offers lip injections for women who live in and around San Jose, Palo Alto and the surrounding communities of California.
What is Lip Augmentation?
Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that can increase the volume, balance and body of your lips to make you appear more youthful and attractive.
Lip augmentation involves filler injections but does not require sedation. Patients typically do not require any pre-treatment or freezing. A numbing agent or nerve block is available for patients who have an aversion to needles.
If you would like a pre-treatment, you should inform us prior to scheduling your lip augmentation procedure. This allows us to provide additional time for pre-treatment, which typically takes about 15-20 minutes.
It has been found that fuller, wider lips with well-defined borders are considered to be more attractive than thinner lips. Dr. Mittelman of Mittelman Plastic Surgery uses very fine needles to inject a hyaluronic acid filler into the lips, leading to the appearance of fuller lips that appear completely natural.
Dr. Mittelman is also very skilled and experienced in performing lip augmentation to add fullness, symmetry and proportion to lips that could be more aesthetically pleasing.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a substance your body produces in large amounts when you are young. As you age, however, your body produces less hyaluronic acid. This special substance has the unique ability to attract and hold many times its own weight in water molecules, leading to plumper skin and lips.
How is Lip Augmentation Performed?
Lip augmentation is a very simple procedure. We first inject a small amount of the filler into your lips. The type of filler used is dependent upon the current condition of your lips and your individual goals. The procedure should only take about five to 10 minutes.
Lip Filler Options
There are numerous treatment options available for lip augmentation. The various lip fillers differ in how long results last and the feel of the individual filler. For example, some hyaluronic acid fillers have properties that volumize, contour, hydrate and correct asymmetry to thin lips.
Dr. Mittelman stays current with the most advanced hyaluronic acid fillers available so that your results will be more natural and cause minimal discomfort and bruising. At your consultation with Dr. Mittelman, you will be advised which filler is right for your individual needs. Belotero®, Juvederm®, and fat injections are some of the choices available.
Lip fillers can vary somewhat in terms of durability, thickness and cost, but each is similar in that they contain hyaluronic acid and are considered to be safe and effective. After being injected, the fillers will plump, lift and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for many months.
Hyaluronic Acid Filler Benefits
- Offers instant lip improvement
- Safe and effective
- The treatment is fast and requires no downtime
- Results are soft and natural
- Effects are temporary and easily corrected if results are unsatisfactory
Are Lip Injections Right For Me?
If you have any of the following concerns, lips injections at Mittelman Plastic Surgery may be right for you:
- Your lips are overly thin, almost seeming to disappear when you smile
- Your lips have grown thinner and less full as you have gotten older
- You feel that plumper lips will help the overall appearance of your face
- You are self-conscious about the appearance of your lips
Thousands of satisfied people annually have successful lip enhancement procedures. If your lips are already too large, you may not make a good candidate for lip fillers and should consider lip reduction surgery instead.
Lip Injections Benefits
Lip augmentation with lip fillers offers a safe and effective method for the enhancement of lip definition, contour, volume and overall shape. In addition to developing the lips you desire, lip fillers also minimize the effects of aging by enhancing lips smoothness and reducing lines and wrinkles formed by smoking or the pursing of the lips.
- Vertical lines around the lips and smile lines can be minimized
- A natural lip contour can be created by restoring or enhancing lip volume
- Lifting the lip edges can make lips appear more youthful
- Marionette lines under the mouth can lend support to the lip and improve the profile of the lower face
How Long Should I Expect My Lip Enhancement To Last?
The hyaluronic acid deposited by the injections will gradually be absorbed by your body. The effects typically last from six to nine months. The precise time your results will last depends on factors such as how much filler was used and the type. Since the results are temporary, a follow-up treatment is usually necessary about twice per year to maintain results.
How Much Will Lip Augmentation Cost In San Jose?
Since lip augmentation is considered to be an elective procedure, it is not normally covered by insurance. Dr. Mittelman does offer financing to assist patients in being able to afford the procedure. We also accept cash, personal checks, and major credit cards.
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 injections 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.