Beverly Hills Lip Voluming Services

The lips also tend to lose volume as we age, which is especially important to women. Thin lips can convey an older, less inviting appearance. Dermal fillers are a fantastic choice for restoring needed volume to lips. Of course, adding volume to the lips will not shorten an otherwise long upper lip or drooping lower lip. Surgical alternatives must be explored in these cases.

F. A. T. M. A. - Fat Transfer

FATMA (Fat Transfer & Mucosal Advancement) are actually 2 procedures rolled into one. This surgery produces permanently fuller lips with your own tissue, combining rearrangement of the tissue just inside your mouth with fat transfer.

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These procedures act by working synergistically to create fuller lips that either technique cannot produce on their own. As we age, many people will notice that their lips tend to thin out. However, the situation is actually more complex than simple attenuation of lip tissue.

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The lips loose support from the teeth (since the actual bony skull retracts in shape pulling in the teeth along with it), invert or roll inwards in the process while the actual width of the mouth gets wider. FATMA directly addresses these very pathophysiological issues by rolling out the lips while narrowing the oral aperture.

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Surgery Specifics

  • Duration: 1.5 hours (for upper and lower lip)
  • Anesthesia: IV sedation ("twilight sleep") or general
  • Sutures: All sutures are dissolvable therefore none need be removed. You will be asked to rinse your mouth 3 times a day with dilute hydrogen peroxide
  • Recovery time: Obvious swelling for 2 - 6 weeks, so plan your schedule accordingly
  • Scar healing: No visible scarring since all the incisions are done inside the mouth

Fat transfer is an excellent way to permanently and naturally add volume to the lips.

Those who already possess ideally shaped lips but desire a bit more plumpness may only need added lip volume. Our practice offers both temporary (injectable filler) and permanent (fat transfer) augmentation.

Filler - Lip Voluming

Dr. Haworth personally performs all of his own filler injections, however The Beverly Hills Skin Lab, Pawnta Abrahimi is an expert aesthetic practitioner in her own right, and is able to cater to the needs of most patients at an affordable price.

A youthful face is accentuated by convexities that reflect light while an aging one is marked by concavities that create dark shadows. I often liken rejuvenating a face to shadow chasing.

There are basically two types of fillers: permanent and temporary. Injectable fillers can be utilized to augment cheek and jawbones, smooth out wrinkles, fill out hollows, plump up lips, enhance noses, rejuvenate hands and smooth out irregularities, et cetera.

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The soft tissue of the face consisting of skin, subcutaneous fat, muscle, fascia, etc. can be likened to a multilevel sandwich of bread, lettuce, tomato, meat, cheese, etc. Fillers are semi liquid/gel substances that can be strategically injected into the various layers of the facial soft tissue in order to diminish aging folds, wrinkles and sagging as well as to augment cheekbones, jawbones, brows and nose, among other areas.

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As with any filler injection, swelling, bruising, puffiness and bleeding may occur. The side effects are completely normal and typically go away within a few days.

One should consider filler injection similar to a surgical procedure in that bruising can be a side effect which can't be minimized by eschewing aspirin, aspirin containing products and any other substances that may promote bleeding.

We have a comprehensive list of such substances which we can provide to our patients prior to the scheduled injection procedure.

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