BEFORE & AFTER
First, your practitioner will look closely at your lips to determine the correct amount of filler to use and the ideal locations for your injections. An antibacterial compound will be applied to ensure the lips are clean and ready for augmentation. In some cases, a topical anesthetic can be used to render your treatment painless and stress-free. We then inject your lips, adding supple volume and smoothing out lip lines for a beautiful, feminine pout.
The length of your procedure will depend on the precise number of injections you receive but typically does not exceed 20 minutes. After a half-hour, any topical numbing agent will begin to dissipate. Many clients come into the office over their lunch break for treatment, knowing they can get right back to work or school without missing a beat.
Dr. Tirgari Explains Lip Fillers
What Is The Cost
Of Lip Fillers?
Lip augmentation begins at $600 but the cost may vary depending on your needs and wants as well as your unique anatomy.
Lip Fillers Work?
Lip fillers are most often formulated with hyaluronic acid, a biocompatible compound that is an innate component of youthful, radiant skin. As we age, our natural supply of hyaluronic acid begins to diminish, causing deflation in the lips as well as fine lines and creases. Once injected, HA gathers moisture, plumping the lip contours and creating a smooth, firm texture. Our highly trained injectors never overfill; instead, they tailor your treatment to your wishes for subtle, nuanced enhancement in the smile.
What Are The Potential
Complications With Lip Injections?
Minor swelling and bruising after lip injections are considered normal side effects and usually don’t last more than a few days. Serious reactions are rarer, but may include swelling that lasts longer. If you experience swelling that concerns you, or you develop a fever after your treatment, you should contact us right away.
Hyaluronic acid-based fillers typically result in minimal swelling and bruising when compared to other types of injectables. Furthermore, because the HA in lip fillers mimics the hyaluronic acid found organically in the human body, there is little incidence of allergic reactions.
- We stay ahead of the curve. Our staff are trained and certified for each procedure we perform.
- We offer a wide range of advanced cosmetic treatments in a serene, private, luxurious environment.
- We utilize the best aesthetic technology available in the U.S. today and are known for achieving superior results.
- Dr. Tirgari treats all his patients as he would his own family members. He is professional and honest and will recommend the best course of treatment for you.
What Is Fat Transfer
When it comes to natural-looking lip enhancement, fat transfer (also called fat injections, autologous lip augmentation, or fat grafting) is an excellent alternative to lip fillers and lip implants. During the process, fat is harvested from areas of the body where it is unwanted, such as the hips, belly, or thighs.
It is then purified and sterilized before being injected into the lips to create a fuller, more youthful, and alluring smile. A fat transfer lip augmentation can have multiple benefits, including softer, smoother lips and increased self-confidence. The treatment is done in-office under local anesthesia and takes around 1 hour. Results typically last up to 5 years.
What Is Recovery Like
After Lip Augmentation?
Lip augmentation does not require any recovery time. Patients can enjoy their beautiful, full lips right away. Some patients may experience mild swelling and bruising, which subsides very quickly, usually within the first 24 hours.
Why should I consider lip augmentation?
Our patients usually consider this treatment for several reasons. Many are not happy with their naturally thin lips and strongly believe that they would look and feel better about themselves with fuller lips. Some once had fuller lips, which have started to thin due to age.
How common is age-related lip thinning?
Age-related lip thinning is very common. In fact, the only body part that continues to grow as we age is our nose. The rest of our facial features begin to shrink, facial volume is lost, and collagen production dwindles. We understand our patients’ reasons and we do everything we can to help them look and feel better about themselves.
What are the benefits of lip augmentation with Juvéderm?
Our patients often select the more natural lip augmentation with Juvéderm over a surgical augmentation. Lip augmentation with Juvéderm offers several benefits when compared to surgical lip implants, including:
- No anesthesia
- No stitches
- No foreign materials in the body (lip implants)
- Lower risk of pre and post-operative complications
- A more natural look
- Easy touch-up treatments with adjustable results
- More cost-effective than surgery
What is Juvéderm made of?
Juvéderm is a line of injectable dermal fillers made from a modified form of hyaluronic acid (HA), a substance that occurs naturally in the body. HA delivers nutrients to the skin, adds volume and softness, and attracts moisture. At Avalon Laser, we use Juvéderm for our San Diego lip fillers containing lidocaine, a local anesthetic, for greater comfort during treatment.
What kind of aftercare and follow-up treatment can i expect?
Dr. Tirgari will monitor your comfort levels during and after your San Diego lip injections. You can call one of our staff members anytime should you have any questions. Follow-up treatment will be scheduled at your discretion.
How long do results last after lip augmentation with Juvéderm?
Although it may vary from patient to patient, lip augmentation results with Juvéderm Volbella XC or Juvéderm Ultra XC can last up to one full year. Volbella is an ideal injectable filler for not only adding subtle volume to the lips but also smoothing the appearance of vertical lip lines.
Will my treatment plan be individually-tailored for me?
Age-related lip thinning is very common. In fact, the only Dr. Tirgari prefers to use Juvéderm for lip augmentation because it is very low-risk yet delivers gorgeous results. When you meet Dr. Tirgari, he will take a look at your lips and talk to you about your aesthetic goals. Based on this, he will tailor a treatment plan just for you.
How do I schedule a lip augmentation consultation with Dr. Tirgari?
Please contact us today to schedule your complimentary lip augmentation consultation in San Diego or Carlsbad. We look forward to helping you look and feel your best without anyone knowing a procedure was done. Call us at 619-494-3944 or complete the form on this page to schedule your appointment. Dr. Tirgari and his team serve patients in Del Mar and nearby areas in California.