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Lip Augmentation


If you are looking to improve the appearance of one or more facial features, Los Angeles facial plastic surgeon Dr. Martin O’Toole will help you strategically combine procedures to achieve your vision of beauty. As you review your options for facial plastic surgery, remember that procedures such as lip augmentation offer an effective way to enhance your facial appearance and cultivate the look you desire.

Lip Augmentation Procedure

Los Angeles & Pasadena California

Benefits of Lip Augmentation

If you are unhappy with thinning lips or changes in the shape of your lips caused by aging, lip augmentation can help you restore a lush, sensuous appearance. Building volume in the lips also has the additional effect of diminishing fine lines around the lips.

Even slight changes in the look of your lips can improve your overall facial appearance. Many of our lip augmentation patients report a sense of invigoration and newfound confidence.

Lip Augmentation Options

Dr. O’Toole offers three injectable filler options to achieve your lip augmentation goals:

  • Dermal fillers
  • Fat transfer
  • Lip implants

In most cases, Dr. O’Toole recommends using injectable fillers at first since the results are temporary. Once you decide you like the new look of your lips and don’t want to keep returning for follow up filler treatments, Dr. O’Toole may consider a more permanent solution such as fat transfer or lip implants.

Facial Fillers

For a more subtle and temporary lip augmentation solution, Dr. O’Toole generally recommends the dermal filler Juvederm®. Juvederm is made from hyaluronic acid, a substance that naturally occurs in the body and helps lips and other facial features retain their structure and volume.

Dr. O’Toole also offers several other facial fillers that can add volume to lips. At your initial consultation, he will discuss the pros and cons of each option with you in great detail.

Lip Augmentation with Fat Transfer

The fat transfer method is popular for patients who want more volume in their lips, but don’t want to commit to permanent lip implants. Fat transfer involves using fat harvested from another area on your body to enhance the lips.

After your fat transfer procedure, your lips will look fuller and plumper, and wrinkling on and around the mouth is minimized. Some of the fat may eventually be absorbed into your body, requiring a touch-up procedure to maintain your results.

Lip Augmentation with Implants

This type of lip augmentation involves placing a permanent soft and flexible implant into your top and/or bottom lip. There are a wide variety of implant sizes and shapes to help you achieve your desired lip appearance. Dr. O’Toole will discuss these options with you in detail during your initial consultation.

Lip augmentation is sometimes performed in conjunction with other facial plastic surgery procedures such as chin augmentation and cheek augmentation for enhanced results.


Please contact Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery today to schedule your complimentary initial consultation. Dr. Martin O’Toole serves patients in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and Hollywood, California.

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