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Is Lip Augmentation Permanent? Your Lip Enhancement Questions Answered

Posted on June 22, 2022 by - Lip Augmentation

Lip augmentation San Diego, CA

The lips are a sensuous part of the body that most people view as a sign of youth and vitality. Many women wish for fuller lips that appear “pouty,” but genetics, age and some lifestyle habits such as smoking may cause thin or thinning lips. Lip enhancement at Divino Plastic Surgery can provide more luscious lips and reduce lip lines. Depending on the lip augmentation option, results could last several months or become a permanent part of your appearance.

Increasing Lip Size with Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers for lip augmentation typically use hyaluronic acid to add volume to the upper and lower lip and smoothen wrinkles above the lips. Hyaluronic acid is a compound found naturally in the skin, eyes, joints and other tissues, but it decreases with age. Injecting hyaluronic acid fillers can enhance lip size safely and effectively. Whether you wish to restore a previous lip contour, correct asymmetrical lips or want a fuller pout, dermal fillers can offer temporary lip augmentation for 12 to 18 months.

How long a lip filler lasts depends on the injectable, the patient’s age and how their body breaks down hyaluronic acid. Adverse side effects are uncommon with dermal fillers, and hyaluronidase can break down the filler rapidly in cases of unsatisfactory results.

Lip Augmentation with Implants

Silicone lip implants are chosen for their precise size and shape and are surgically inserted into the lips for permanent lip augmentation. Surgical complications and post-operative issues are rare, and this option offers long-lasting lip enhancement.

Why Choose Dr. Carlos Chacon in San Diego

Whether you choose fillers or implants, your lip augmentation should be performed by a qualified and experienced cosmetic surgeon, such as our Dr. Carlos Chacon. Dr. Chacon has helped thousands of patients achieve their ideal results and has a keen eye for aesthetically pleasing outcomes. He completed his surgical training at the University of California, San Francisco Division of Plastic Surgery, where he served as Chief Resident at the world-renowned medical center. Dr. Chacon completed advanced fellowship training and is one of the most highly trained cosmetic surgeons in aesthetic surgery.

When you choose Dr. Chacon for lip augmentation, you can trust that you’re in excellent hands that can give you fuller, plumper lips you can’t help but show off with a smile.

Schedule your consultation at Divino Plastic Surgery in Bonita, California, to learn more about lip augmentation. Contact Dr. Chacon by calling (858) 633-7546 or filling out our online form.