About Lip Augmentation
Whether you have naturally slim lips or if you've lost fullness in your lips as you aged, lip augmentation can help to create a fuller, more attractive pout. Surgical lip enhancement can be done with silicone implants, a fat transfer, or a lip lift to obtain the look you want, but lip augmentation with implants provides the most lasting results. If you're interested in learning more about lip augmentation, contact San Diego Cosmetic Clinic in San Diego, CA to schedule a consultation. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steve Laverson will explain your options and help you create a customized treatment plan that achieves all of your goals.
"Best people, best surgeon! And he’s a REAL, board certified, residency-trained plastic surgeon. Go to someone you can trust, like Dr Laverson! Sensitive to patient needs, kind, extremely knowledgeable & professional who wants the best, most natural results for all his patients."- S.B. / Google / Sep 14, 2019
"I must start by saying that I very rarely write reviews. But I recently recalled my experience with Dr. Laverson, and felt compelled to leave a long-overdue review that he truly earned. My situation was also quite different from most of his typical work, so I hope this also attests to his wide-ranging surgical skill. A couple of years ago I was involved in a bad motorcycle accident and wound up at Palomar Hospital. According to my family, doctors, and nurses, my face was pretty much smashed to bits and looked extremely gruesome. Some parts of my face were even missing. Anyway, Dr. Laverson was the on-call plastic surgeon that night. Once the E.R. doctors had gotten me stable, he had the impossible task of trying to fix my Freddy Krueger face by looking at an old picture of me on my fiance’s cell phone. Or at least it should’ve been impossible based on how bad my condition was...Fast forward a day or two, after my swelling from the surgery had gone down in order to see the results, my family and some coworkers came in to see. NONE of them could tell a difference from before the accident, including the coworkers who hadn’t seen my smashed face. Somehow, some way, Dr. Laverson was able to use plates, grafts, and whatever other tools and tricks in his brilliant surgical mind to make me look IDENTICAL to how I looked before splattering multiple pieces of my face on the side of a road. Shortly after my family, friends, and coworkers visited, Dr. Laverson himself visited as well to observe the post-swelling results, see how I was feeling, and to follow up on all the medical stuff he knew to look out for. He even asked my family and I if there was anything out of place, or changes we’d like to make, since he was happy to do another surgery to get everything exactly right. Because everything was already perfect I didn’t do another surgery, but his offer, his following up with me, and his sincere concern for my well being was absolutely amazing.There is only one last detail I want to mention, but it speaks volumes for Dr. Laverson’s outstanding character and genuine desire to help people feel beautiful and be happy with their looks. Since this was in the emergency room at the hospital, not only was it different than his usual surgeries by its type and difficulty, but the emergency was also paid for by my medical insurance. In the medical profession, this often means a significant pay-cut for the doctor from what they would normally charge. I don’t know if my surgery wound up being one of those times for Dr. Laverson, but I do know that he did a spectacular job given my horrendous condition, all while cancelling his Friday evening plans, and likely earning less than usual as well. I hope this review helps prove to potential customers that Dr. Laverson is a caring and outstandingly skilled surgeon, and to put anyone’s mind at ease that may be nervous or unsure about plastic surgery. And lastly, Dr. Laverson, I want to personally thank you for everything outlined above. I know there is no way I can ever really reciprocate what you did for me, but I hope this review can at least help show people and spread the word that you are an absolutely amazing person and professional."- D.S. / Google / Jun 11, 2019
"Dr. Laverson is incredibly thorough and passionate about his work. He answered all of my questions prior to my breast augmentation and tummy tuck. Following my procedure, Dr. Laverson went above and beyond during my follow up appointment to ensure I get the best results. Office staff is very welcoming, and they even called to check up on me after my procedure. I feel like a new woman, and I’m more confident than I have ever been. I recommend Feel Beautiful to anyone considering having an aesthetic procedure."- J.C. / Google / Mar 17, 2019
"I recently visited Dr Laverson for my Botox injections. His office is absolutely stunning! He was very thorough in explaining his methods and the procedure. We discussed what look I wanted and decided what areas to focus on. He did a perfect job! I definitely “feel beautiful” ! I can’t wait to see future results and try other procedures. Thank you!!"- T.N. / Facebook / Feb 25, 2019
"Dr Laverson is an amazing surgeon. I had such a wonderful experience and I am so grateful I found him. The staff is professional and the customer service is the best EVER. I highly recommend Feel Beautiful to anyone looking for the best plastic surgeon in San Diego and an amazing staff. Thank you guys!"- M.J. / Google / Feb 17, 2019
Lip Augmentation Ideal Candidates
Surgical lip enhancement can give you more voluminous lips and a shapelier mouth. Ideal candidates for lower and/or upper lip enhancement with silicone implants are patients who meet any of the following criteria:
- Have naturally thin lips or have age-related volume loss in the lips
- Have asymmetrical or uneven lips
- Want to balance the overall appearance of your face
- Are in overall good health
Lip Augmentation SURGICAL Techniques
Lip augmentation with implants is performed as an outpatient procedure in our office and typically with local anesthesia. The treatment itself can take up to an hour from start to finish. For your lip implant surgery, a thin incision will be created at the corner of the lips so the silicone inserts can be placed underneath the skin. It may take about a week for swelling to subside as the implants settle into their positions on your mouth. Although you have many options for lip augmentation, such as fillers and facial fat grafting, implants will produce the most long-lasting improvements. Unlike with fillers, you will not require annual touch-ups to maintain your results.
What to Expect with Lip Augmentation
Prior to your procedure, Dr. Laverson will give you post-op instructions to promote healthy and speedy healing. After receiving lip implants, your mouth will likely feel tender and sore for several days. Cold compresses and nonprescription pain relievers can be used to alleviate any swelling or discomfort that you may experience during your recovery. It's important to attend any follow-up appointments after your surgery so we can monitor your healing and progress.
Lip Augmentation Frequently Asked Questions
Can I get the lips of a specific celebrity?
Many patients already have an idea of the results they want even before their consultation. Having pictures of lips you'd like can help Dr. Laverson to better understand your goals, but it's important to have realistic and flexible expectations. During your first appointment, Dr. Laverson will carefully assess the condition of your lips, as well as your goals, before discussing your options. From there, he will be able to develop a personalized treatment plan to give you the outcome you want.
Should I get implants, a fat transfer, or fillers?
Whether you should receive implants, a fat transfer, or fillers can depend on several factors. If you'd prefer long-lasting results, then lip implants or a facial fat grafting may be better options, whereas fillers could be better for patients still unsure of the exact enhancement they'd like. During your consultation, Dr. Laverson will make informed suggestions and help you understand which technique would better suit your goals and needs.
Do lip implants look fake?
Implants are made from a silicone material that's designed to look and feel natural. With his years of experience and training, Dr. Laverson inserts lip implants so your outcomes appear natural and seamless. During your initial consultation, the size of your implant(s) will be decided based on your goals and preferences.
Is lip augmentation reversible?
Generally, patients tend to be very happy with their lip augmentation results. However, if you're unhappy with your new look for any reason, you may opt to have your lip implants taken out. If you're uncertain about lip implants, Dr. Laverson might recommend fillers because they're minimally invasive and the results will fade over time. For dermal fillers, the formula will eventually absorb into your body so your lips will naturally return to their normal appearance.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1 week
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 hour
- Procedure Recovery Location
Love Your Lips
San Diego Cosmetic Clinic wants to help patients feel confident with the beauty of their mouth and lips. With lip implants, you can achieve full, plump lips that enhance your overall appearance and balance your subtle features. Contact our San Diego, CA office to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Laverson. He will evaluate the shape and contour of your lips before developing a customized augmentation treatment plan to improve your pout.