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What is lip augmentation?

Having full and attractive lips is a prominent feature frequently seen in fashion magazines. However, not everyone is naturally blessed with such lips, and external factors like smoking and aging can further diminish their appearance. The corners of the mouth may start to sag, the V-shaped area of the upper lip, known as Cupid’s Bow, may lose its youthful plumpness, and vertical wrinkles, commonly called Smoker’s Lines, may develop, causing lipstick to bleed. Fortunately, modern medical advancements offer solutions. At Marina Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles lip augmentation provides rejuvenation for aging lips and enhancement for naturally thin lips, making it the top choice for lip augmentation in the city.

Benefits of Lip Augmentation

With a Lip augmentation Los Angeles patients that visit us can experience several benefits:

Enhanced Volume

Augmentation can increase the volume and fullness of the lips, creating a more defined and plump appearance.

Improved Symmetry

For those with uneven or asymmetrical lips, lip augmentation procedures can help balance the shape and size of the lips for a more symmetrical look.

Wrinkle Reduction

Many lip augmentation techniques also help to reduce fine lines above the mouth.

Lifted Contours

Lip augmentation can draw the corners of downturned lips upward for a more youthful look.

Versatile Approaches

Some procedures, like hyaluronic acid fillers, offer temporary results, while others provide lasting augmentation or rejuvenation

Personalized Results

Every procedure is customized to provide the desired lip shape, size, and contour.

Lip Augmentation Candidates

Individuals typically seek lip augmentation in order to enhance their lips' volume, shape, or symmetry, as well as to restore a more smooth, youthful appearance. We will learn about your medical history and aesthetic goals to recommend options that help you achieve the results you want safely and effectively. With injectable, surgical, and laser options available, we can match you with a treatment that enhances your natural appearance and fits your preferences regarding recovery time and the longevity of results.

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Lip augmentation and lip rejuvenation are highly sought-after cosmetic procedures among our patients in Los Angeles. Our clinic offers a diverse range of options, including advanced laser treatments and natural injectable fillers, all of which provide a soft and natural feel. The selection of the most suitable procedure will be made by your surgeon based on individual factors such as the shape of your lips and desired outcomes. Each surgeon may have their own preferences, ensuring personalized treatment tailored to meet your specific needs.


Your injectable options include fat transfer and Restylane®.

To improve the natural shape of the upper lip's border and Cupid's Bow, these two methods are commonly employed. They also serve to fill in the vertical lines along the upper lip that can lead to lipstick bleeding beyond the lip line. Fat transfer, also known as autologous fat transplantation or micro-liposuction, involves utilizing fat from inconspicuous areas of the body to enhance the lips. This lip augmentation procedure is safe, natural, and non-allergenic, aiming to address and restore any damaged or reduced dermal deficiencies in the lips.


The surgical method is another option that Dr. Stevens and Marina Plastic Surgery have helped many Los Angeles lip augmentation patients with. If non-surgical solutions have not given you the lasting look you want for your lips, getting a surgical lip augmentation can make the results lasting. There are different approaches to get the exact right appearance you desire. There are many nuances our surgeons will discuss to ensure the size, softness and appearance of your lips are carefully considered. The procedure itself can be done relatively swiftly with minimal downtime. If you have further questions or are looking for one of the best lip augmentation solutions in Los Angeles, schedule a consultation today.


The “Remington Lip” is an exciting lip augmentation procedure that combines specific laser treatments to rejuvenate the wrinkled or aged lip. During the healing process of this procedure, the collagen and elastic tissue beneath the skin will tighten and remodel, restoring the “V” to the Cupid’s Bow and providing a more healthy, youthful shape to your lips.

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After undergoing lip augmentation with injectable products, it's normal for your lips to remain swollen for a few hours. However, you can resume your normal activities on the same day. It's possible that you may require touch-up treatments. In cases where implants are used for lip augmentation, any discomfort experienced is minimal. The implant site may require small stitches, which will be removed within a few days. Some swelling may persist for up to a week, but elevating your head and applying cold compresses during the first 24 hours can help minimize this. Postoperative discomfort can be managed with medication. Chewing food and brushing your teeth may be slightly uncomfortable for a few days. If any bruising occurs, it can be easily concealed with makeup. Generally, patients may experience a slightly longer recovery period following laser lip rejuvenation.

The majority of healing takes place within the first one or two weeks, during which it's important to keep the treated areas moisturized. Medication can help alleviate any postoperative discomfort. The initial redness will gradually fade to a light pink shade. Many of our Los Angeles Lip Augmentation patients combine their lip augmentation procedure with other facial sculpting procedures, such as a brow lift, eyelid surgery, and rhinoplasty. We will take the time to answer your questions and help you determine which combination of procedures will help you achieve your goals during your personalized consultation. To learn more about lip enhancement and other facial sculpting procedures, request a private consultation online and schedule your visit during one of the select times our surgeons have set aside exclusively for Web visitors.

Lip Augmentation Results

Some lip augmentation methods offer long-lasting results, while others provide temporary enhancement that can be touched up as desired.

Restylane lip filler

provides results that last around six months, making it a good choice for individuals who are not ready for the commitment of surgery.

Fat grafting

for lip augmentation, on the other hand, can provide long-lasting to permanent results, although some people might see a decrease in volume over time, requiring potential touch-ups to maintain their desired lip appearance.

Laser treatments

for lip augmentation stimulate collagen production, reducing fine lines and improving overall lip texture. Results may include smoother, plumper lips with reduced wrinkles and enhanced color. Improvements can be long-lasting, but the lips will still be susceptible to the natural effects of aging.

Lip implants

can provide results that are long-lasting to permanent, with the implant providing an enduring increase in volume as long as it’s in place.

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LIP AUGMENTATION Frequently Asked Questions

Your comfort is ensured with the use of topical or local anesthesia to keep the lip area numb throughout your procedure. Depending on the lip augmentation method used, you may experience mild to moderate swelling, bruising, or discomfort during early healing. Post-procedure discomfort is typically short-lived and can be well managed with medication and other aftercare methods.

When performed by an experienced professional, lip augmentation tends to be a safe procedure with a low risk of serious side effects. As with any cosmetic procedure, there is a small risk of unintended side effects like infection, bleeding, or unsatisfactory results. Working with a highly qualified surgeon and following all aftercare instructions keeps such risks minimal.

Depending on the method used, lip augmentation can provide results that last from several months to several years. Lip implants are considered permanent, although some people may require adjustments or revision surgery at some point in the future.

It's generally recommended to avoid getting lip fillers while pregnant or breastfeeding. The safety of cosmetic procedures, including lip fillers, during pregnancy and breastfeeding hasn't been extensively studied, and there's limited information available regarding their potential effects on the fetus or the baby.

The lip filler Restylane is formulated with hyaluronic acid that is naturally broken down by the body over time. If you're unhappy with the results, they're not permanent and will gradually diminish. Overfilling or improper injection techniques can lead to unnatural results or an appearance that's disproportionate to your facial features. This is why it's crucial to seek a qualified and experienced injector.

After getting your lips filled with dermal fillers, it's generally recommended to wait at least a few hours before eating or drinking. This allows the filler to settle properly and reduces the risk of disturbing the injected area. We will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions tailored to the details of your specific procedure.

Restylane lip filler results will typically require touch-ups every six months or so. The results of lip implants can be long-lasting to permanent. Fat grafting lip augmentation can also provide long-lasting results, although some people may need touch-ups at a later stage in order to compensate for some fat being reabsorbed by the body. Laser treatments provide improvements in the lip tissue that will naturally diminish over time.

We offer a wide range of lip augmentation methods, with surgical methods like lip implants involving higher costs than less invasive techniques like injectable lip fillers. Your total cost will depend on both the method used and the details of your specific procedure. At your consultation, we will design a personalized treatment and provide you with a detailed cost breakdown.


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