Are you unhappy with the size of your lips? A lot of men and women are self-conscious of their thin, shriveled or asymmetrical lips. At the same time, some patients feel like their lips are abnormally large, pouty, or uneven. Dr. Gary Takowsky in Beverly Hills, CA offers lip augmentations and lip reductions to help you feel confident and beautiful.
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Lip Reduction Surgery

With the popularity of lip augmentations, a lot of patients are not aware of their option for lip reduction surgery. Cosmetic lip reductions reduce the size of your lips, so they are better proportioned to your face.

Dr. Takowsky will assess your individual situation and cosmetic goals to plan your lip reduction surgery. Lip reduction procedures are fairly simple. For the majority of patients, lip reductions are outpatient procedures performed under local anesthesia. If you’re receiving multiple procedures or feel uncomfortable being conscious for the procedure, we might use general anesthesia.

In most cases, we will treat the area by creating a horizontal incision in the inside of your lip. Then, we will extract the appropriate amount of fat from your lip and close the incision with stitches. Depending on your individual situation, the lip reduction procedure can be done on either or both lips to enhance the symmetry of your facial features.

Lip Reduction Candidates

The most common candidates for lip reduction treatments have naturally large or uneven lips. It is also not uncommon for patients with botched lip injections or lip implants to seek revision through lip reduction. The ideal lip reduction candidate is healthy with no autoimmune disorders. You also should not smoke for about a month before and after the surgery to avoid delayed healing and infection.

Lip Augmentations with Lip Implants

There are many different lip augmentation treatments for larger, more aesthetically pleasing lips. Dermal fillers can enhance your lips for short periods of time. However, when lip fillers wear away, they can leave your lips looking withered.

Dermal lip fillers also tend to look less symmetrical and refined. Lip implants are a longer lasting and more effective solution to thin, undesirable lips. At Dr. Gary Takowsky MD, we often use AlloDerm ® implants for lip implant procedures. w the procedure works and what to expect before, during, and after your procedure.

AlloDerm Lip Implant Procedure

AlloDerm ® lip implants are made from collagen out of donated human-tissue. Since they are made from organic material, you will not have to worry about an allergic reaction. You can learn more about AlloDerm inserts here. Lip implant procedures are simple surgeries, only taking about an hour to complete.

First, Dr. Takowsky will make a small incision in your lips. For the most part, he will make the incision at the corner of your mouth. He might use a different technique, depending on your individual case. Then, he will create a thin tunnel through your lip, where the AlloDerm implant will later be inserted.

Creating the burrow is one of the most important parts of the lip implant procedure. When it is done incorrectly, it can lead to unnatural looking lip implants.

Dr. Takowsky will asses your distinct case and plan accordingly for symmetrical, natural-looking results. After threading the AlloDerm ® implant through the tunnel, he will make any finishing touches before closing the incision. Recovery from AlloDerm lip implant procedures takes about one to two weeks and results last for two to five years.

AlloDerm Lip Implant Candidates

Ideal candidate for AlloDerm lip implants:

  • Are in good health, emotionally and physically
  • Have thin, asymmetrical, pale, wrinkly, or drooping lips
  • Have reasonable goals on what to expect before, during, and after the lip implant procedure
  • Are willing to abide by pre and post-operative instructions for proper healing

Choosing Dr. Gary Takowsky For Cosmetic Lip Treatments

When done correctly, lip augmentations or lip reductions can drastically improve your appearance, making you more confident and attractive.

Dr. Takowsky in Beverly Hills, CA is an experienced cosmetic surgeon, dedicated to providing the most beautiful and natural-looking plastic surgery. At Gary Takowsky, MD, we will take the time to learn your goals and tailor your cosmetic lip treatment to your desired image. Schedule an appointment today, call 323-676-0222.

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