One of the first, and most important, steps in the lip enhancement process is finding an experienced and board-certified doctor that you trust to handle your procedure. This is not an easy task and many people turn to the Internet for more information. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your lips, Cosmetic Town can help you find the best doctor to give you the level of lip augmentation you desire. The following is our 2018 list of the “Best Los Angeles Doctors for Lip Enhancement” as determined by the Cosmetic Town intelligent system:
- Donn Hickman, MD
- Steven Svehlak, MD
- Leilie Javan, MD
- Semira Bayati, MD
- Mary Powers, MD
- Hamid Towhidian, MD
- Michael Bain, MD
- David Stoker, MD
- Edward Park, MD
- Peter Fodor, MD
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The lips can be augmented, enhanced and improved through a number of techniques. Some of the most popular treatments include:
- Lip Fillers – Injectable lip fillers provide the lips with a fuller and plumper look in as little as 30 minutes. Collagen-based lip fillers include bovine-derived lip fillers that are extracted from the tissue of cows. It should be noted that there is a chance of the patient having an allergic reaction to bovine collagen so an allergy test is necessary before the treatment. Human-derived collagen fillers are created from excess skin that is harvested from cadavers or during surgery. Since the collagen is derived from humans, no allergy test is necessary before the treatment. Hyaluronic acid-based fillers come from a clear, biodegradable substance that occurs naturally in the body. The hyaluronic acid binds with water molecules after it is injected into the lips. This allows the filler to moisturize and plump the lips
- Lip Implants – As opposed to lip fillers, this treatment provides permanent lip augmentation to patients as well as a greater amount of definition to the lips. At the start of the procedure, the surgeon makes a number of small incisions in the area of the lips located at the corners of the mouth. The surgeon will then make a thin tunnel in order to place the lip implant in a manner that creates results that are natural looking. The implant is inserted and the surgeon threads it through the lip. At the end of the lip implant procedure, the implant is trimmed to the desired length and the incisions are closed. There are multiple options for surgeons to use when it comes to lip implants. GORE-TEX® lip implants have micropores through which the natural lip tissue grows so the implants will become part of the lip structure. SoftForm lip implants have a tubular shape in order to provide tissue growth that allows for anchoring and less of a chance of migration. AlloDerm® is a lip implant that is created from donated human skin so it has very little chance of causing an allergic reaction.
- Fat Transfer – Lip augmentation through the use of fat transfer uses tissue that comes from the own body of the patient. Fat is removed from one area of the body and then it is purified and injected into the lips. There is little chance of the body rejecting the fat since it uses the natural tissue of the patient. The fat that is removed and transferred is usually taken from the abdomen or the thighs via liposuction. The fat is injected into the lips with a syringe and the injections generally leave behind tiny prick marks in the area that is treated.
- Upper lip lift – This option addresses the longevity of the upper lip that is located between the base of the columella and the pink area of the upper lip. An incision is created at the base of the nose, and then any excess skin is removed so the surgeon can lift, and shorten, the upper lip.
The procedures listed above provide long lasting, natural looking, lip enhancement results that gives patients the appearance they desire.
Patients from all over the country travel to Los Angeles, as well as neighboring cities like Hollywood and Beverly Hills, thanks to its reputation as one of the leaders in lip enhancement procedures in the United States.