Lip Procedures in Los Angeles

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Overview of Surgical and Non-Surgical Lip Procedures in the Los Angeles Area

It is every woman’s dream to have kissable, sensual lips. Lip enhancement with lip implants and dermal fillers has become a popular procedure. It improves the overall appearance of the entire face, making a woman appear sexier and more beautiful. Those who were born with thin lips greatly benefit from lip enhancement, and the recovery time is usually short. This is one of the simplest solutions to make your face more appealing.

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.


After the procedure, recovery usually calls for a little downtime. Often, patients who have undergone this procedure can continue with their regular routine right after the surgery. There’s always the possibility of feeling slight discomfort which can be controlled by the help of over-the-counter pain relievers.

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.

Medical Considerations

Since there’s a slight chance of experiencing allergic reactions from the materials used for this procedure, patients should indicate any pre-existing allergies to the physician. Those who undergo the surgical procedure for lip augmentation should mention if they have any respiratory ailments that could be triggered under anesthesia.
There are also several kinds of lip implants and dermal fillers that should be used in lip augmentation. It’s important to note that these choices are not without risk. To guarantee optimum results you should work with a surgeon whom you can fully trust. That means he/she should only utilize FDA approved products and be extra careful when selecting a method suitable for your needs.
As for temporary fillers used to improve thin lips, the duration of time the lip volume will last is based on the amount of time the body breaks down the filler elements. The surgeon would be able to provide a general estimate of how long the product is going to last.


Is lip surgery painful?
Most lip procedures are performed under local anesthesia or with sedatives, so you should not experience any significant pain during the procedure. Post-operative discomfort is typically managed with pain medication prescribed by your surgeon.
How long do the results of lip surgery last?
The length of effects depend on the type of procedure and the materials used. Lip fillers may last several months to a year, while lip implants may last longer. Aging, lifestyle factors, and follow-up treatments can also affect the duration of results.
Can I combine lip surgery with other procedures like facelifts or rhinoplasty?
Yes, it’s common to combine lip surgery with other cosmetic procedures to achieve a more comprehensive transformation. Discuss your goals with your surgeon to determine the best approach.
How much does lip surgery cost?
The cost of surgical lip procedures varies. It depends on the type of surgery, the surgeon’s expertise, and the geographic location of the practice. It’s essential to obtain a detailed cost estimate during your consultation.
Is traveling or engaging in strenuous activities safe after lip surgery?
We generally recommend avoiding strenuous activities and travel during the initial stages of recovery. Your surgeon will provide specific guidelines for safe and successful healing.
Can I choose how much volume I want to add to my lips during augmentation?
Yes, you can discuss your desired lip size with your surgeon during the consultation. They will help you select an appropriate volume that complements your facial features for a more natural look.
How long does it take to see the final results of a lip augmentation procedure?
While you’ll notice an immediate difference in your lips, the final results may take a few weeks. During this time, any noticeable swelling will subside and bruises will fade.
How can I maintain the results of my lip surgery over time?
Maintaining results often involves following a healthy lifestyle, protecting your lips from excessive sun exposure, and considering periodic touch-up treatments if you’ve opted for temporary lip fillers.
Will I be able to speak and eat normally after lip surgery?
Most patients can speak and eat normally after the initial healing period. Expect to adjust to any temporary discomfort or swelling for a few days.
Are there any dietary restrictions after lip surgery?
Your surgeon may recommend a soft diet immediately after the procedure to avoid straining your lips. As your lips heal, you can gradually resume a regular diet.


Achieve the luscious lips of your dreams with a consultation on lip procedures in Los Angeles today. Dr. Nguyen will personalize your journey to confident, beautiful results. Your transformation starts now!

What are Dr. Nguyen’s Patients Saying?

Pejman Golpanian
Pejman Golpanian
As an Anesthesiologist who works closely with Dr. Nguyen, I can tell you that he is an excellent surgeon and collogue. He cares greatly for his patients both inside the operating room and out. He works meticulously and never rushes any procedure. Patient well-being and desired outcome are his top priorities. I can only give my highest recommendation as he is definitely one of the best.
Gabriela Babila
Gabriela Babila
Dr. Nguyen is truly an artist! I see him for injectables (as well as my husband) and get botox and fillers. It looks so natural that when I tell my close friends they're shocked and don't even believe I had anything done. He's very kind, patient and has such a beautiful fancy office and friendly staff. It truly is such a pleasure going to see him and always leave his chair feeling more youthful and confident. Highly recommend him for any surgical or non-surgical procedures!!
Arguably the best facial surgeon in Beverly Hills...amongst an abundance of premier plastic surgeons!
s klein
s klein
Dr Nguyen is the absolute best. Been going to him for over 5 years. I just look natural and great At 71! He has treated me both surgically and non surgically with maintenance. People ask me all the time what I use on my’s Dr. Nguyen! His office is beautiful too with great staff! I especially love the RF treatment he does
Iamlucky 369
Iamlucky 369
Dr. Ngyuen in my eyes is an artist and perfectionist!
Bridget Humphrey
Bridget Humphrey
Very meticulous, thorough, and thoughtful doctor. Wants to make you look like yourself...but the best version of yourself. I've been going to him for countless years. He's the best.
Cori Segal
Cori Segal
Dr. Nguyen and his staff are the best. I would recommend him to anyone that needs a plastic surgeon or just fillers. He has kept my fountain of youth stay still in my 30's and I am knocking at 50 door. Thank you Dr. Nguyen and staff.
Cyndy Jasiman
Cyndy Jasiman
I was considering some top Beverly Hills plastic surgeons--and while they were all skilled, I wasn't confident until I met Dr. Nguyen. When I saw how artistic, meticulous and caring he is--he was my only choice. He is the perfect combination of brilliant surgeon, compassionate doctor and artist. Every single detail in his practice is like being in a 5 star hotel. Most importantly, every person who works with him is gracious, warm, and 5 steps ahead of anything you need. Dr. Natalie, Gaby, Van and Jessica are so lovely, gentle, positive and reassuring --they may be actual angels. As for the results, I look 10-20 years younger (depending on the day) and very natural. I am super open about telling my friends and clients what I've done, when they remark on how much better I look. Whenever I find someone or something amazing--it should be shared!! When people find out what I did, and how natural it looks---ALL of them want Dr. Nguyen's number. This is a complete rave review, and if you become one of Dr. Nguyen's lucky clients--you will be writing one too. I recommend Dr. Nguyen and everyone who works for him with unlimited gratitude and enthusiasm.
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Our Philosophy

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.

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Years Experience