Overview of Surgical and Non-Surgical Lip Procedures in the Los Angeles Area
Risk and Benefits
As compared to other cosmetic procedures, the risks and complications involved with lip surgeries are relatively low. It’s always ideal to be familiar with the possible outcome before having any type of surgical procedure. Some of the risks involved include infection, implant rejection, implant migration, numbness of the lips, and scarring. These risks are greatly reduced by choosing a reputable surgeon.
The main advantage of permanent lip surgery is that you’ll be able to enjoy long lasting results, unlike with temporary fillers that are eventually absorbed by the body.
How It Works
Before having a lip augmentation procedure, it’s very important to follow the pre-operative instructions given by the doctor, such as the following:
– Weeks before the surgery, don’t take any medications, herbs, or vitamins.
– Don’t drink or eat anything after 12:00 am before the day of the procedure.
– Wear comfortable clothes before going to your appointment.
– You won’t be able to drive home after the procedure. Bring a family member or friend who can drive you home.
Lip augmentation using dermal fillers is less invasive than the other methods, which may involve transferring fat into the lips through liposuction of another area of the body. Those who undergo dermal fillers can still drive themselves to and from their appointments if they don’t take any pain medication during or after the procedure.
Who are good Candidates for a Lip Lift Procedure?
Anyone who is over 18 may be a good candidate for lip augmentation. Those with naturally thin lips or suffering from age-related issues that decrease lip volume, can also consider having lip implants.
Before undergoing the procedure, make sure that you’re in good health, and try to have reasonable expectations about the outcome. In Beverly Hills, Dr. Nguyen is one of the practitioners who shows before and after pictures of previous patients to give his new patients an idea of what they can expect after getting lip implants, fat transfer, and lip fillers.
Click below to view actual patient before and after photos.
Actual Los Angeles Area Lip Patients of Dr. Nguyen’s
Your results may vary and cannot be guaranteed
For fat implants, 10 days after the surgery sutures outside the mouth will be removed and the sutures inside will eventually dissolve. Within this period, the lips may feel a little numb until the healing process is complete.
What are Dr. Nguyen’s Patients Saying?
We feel that the approach to facial plastic surgery by both patient and doctor should be a conservative one, and the result should appear natural and balanced.
There are several core philosophical principles that drive our practice. We feel that the approach to facial plastic surgery by both patient and doctor should be a conservative one. We feel that results should appear natural and balanced so that a patient looks like the best version of his or herself, not a bizarre approximation of someone else. We believe that the best outcomes are achieved when a patient and surgeon share a common objective and when there is consensus regarding aesthetic taste. We encourage a holistic approach to anti-aging because true youthfulness requires a combination of attitude, physical well being, as well as appearance.
While facial plastic surgery is often pursued to restore a youthful appearance, its results are most effective when a patient is vigilant about preserving mind, body, and spirit alike. Last, and perhaps most importantly, we believe that each of our patient’s needs is unique and that their course of treatment should reflect that of uniqueness. We strive to give the utmost in personalized care and service. From your first phone call to our office through your final follow-up visit, you will be given the time and attention needed to help you realize your individual aesthetic goals.
About Dr. Nguyen
Davis B. Nguyen, M.D. grew up in southern California, where he graduated from the University of California (UCLA), summa cum laude. He then earned a Whipple Scholarship to attend medical school at the University of Rochester in New York. While in medical school, Dr. Nguyen completed a one year research fellowship in general surgery at Harvard Medical School. This was followed by an internship in general surgery and a five year residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Yale University.
Dr. Nguyen then completed a fellowship at the USC affiliated Lasky Clinic with Dr. Frank M. Kamer in Beverly Hills, under the auspices of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.