What is Lip Enhancement?

Lip enhancement is a minimally invasive, short treatment with lip fillers that provides instant results. Lip augmentation is an injectable procedure that provides attractive volume, supple smoothness, and definition to the lips. Depending on your aesthetic goals, Dr. Esmailian can provide a subtle lip enhancement or a more dramatically plump pout.

What Fillers Are Used?

Lip augmentation can be achieved with a variety of fillers. During your consultation, Dr. Esmailian will examine your lips and skin and discuss your cosmetic concerns and goals. From there, he will recommend the right lip filler for you. Dr. Esmailian uses one of the lip fillers from the injectable lines Restylane and Juvederm for your lip enhancement.

Juvederm Volbella XC

Juvederm Volbella XC is made with a gel that spreads evenly and smoothly, making it an ideal choice to smooth the lines in the delicate area around the mouth. It achieves a soft, subtle lip contour and attractive symmetry. Results can last for up to 18 months.

Juvederm Ultra XC

Juvederm Ultra is a thicker gel that adds definition and volume and can achieve a more dramatic but natural-looking plumpness. Results last 6 months or longer.

Juvederm Vollure

Juvederm Vollure provides plumpness and structure for the lips, while remaining soft to the touch. This lip filler lasts for up to 18 months.

Restylane Refyne and Defyne

Restylane Refyne and Defyne. These lip fillers add volume and definition to the lips, and smooth the surrounding skin to achieve a more youthful appearance. Results typically last for 6-12 months.

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What are the Benefits of Lip Augmentation?

Lip augmentation with fillers achieves many benefits for our Orange County patients who want to rejuvenate or enhance their lips.

  • A more youthful, appealing smile
  • Smoothed lines and wrinkles around the mouth
  • Non-surgical lip enhancement
  • Quick “lunchtime treatment” (20 minutes)
  • No downtime or recovery period
  • Immediate results
  • Results last up to 18 months
  • Enhances your natural beauty
  • Improves self confidence

Who is a Candidate For Lip Fillers?

Patients who want to improve the shape, size, definition and symmetry of their lips and/or refresh and rejuvenate the surrounding area are likely candidates for lip augmentation. Patients must meet the following requirements for lip fillers:

  • Are 21 years old or older
  • Are not pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Have no active rashes in the area or skin concerns, such as cold sores
  • Are not allergic to the ingredients of the filler
  • Prefer minimally-invasive treatment to enhance their lips

How are Lip Injections Performed?

Your lip filler treatment is very short, usually lasting about 20 minutes, which is why fillers have the nickname “lunchtime treatment.” We will start by cleansing your lips and the surrounding skin.

Next, Dr. Esmailian will carefully and precisely inject the filler into your lips and/or surrounding skin with an ultra-fine needle. Once the injections are complete, you can go back to work or your usual activities right away.

What to Expect After Treatment

While you can get right back to your typical routine after your lip filler treatment, you may have some swelling or tenderness, which will fade within a couple of days. You can ice the area if needed to help minimize swelling or discomfort.

Don’t massage or manipulating your lips for 2-3 hours after lip augmentation injections. Wait for 1-2 days before you exercise vigorously again or expose yourself to high heat, such as steam rooms or saunas.

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Why Choose Dr. Esmailian?

Dr. Esmailian is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who focuses on providing patients with the most natural-looking results. As an experienced surgeon with significant expertise, he maintains the symmetry and balance of your face while plumping the lips attractively. Dr. Esmailian’s background ensures he know which lip filler to use, how much exactly to inject, and precisely where the site of the injections should be. These factors change from patient to patient, and require a practiced eye and steady hand to ensure your results are beautiful, natural-looking, and appealing, but never indicating that you had a treatment done. 

His high-end, welcoming, and private location in Orange County provides a relaxing, comfortable environment for patients who would like lip augmentation or other procedures to enhance their features.

Lip Filler FAQ

How do I know which injectable is right for me?

How long will results last?

Is it safe?

Is there anything I should avoid doing after treatment?

How do I know which injectable is right for me?

The right lip filler for you will depend on the condition of your lips, your cosmetic concerns, and your ultimate goals for your appearance. Dr. Esmailian will advise which is the best filler for you after your initial consultation.

How long will results last?

The results of your lip enhancement in Orange County will last between 6-18 months, depending on the type of filler used and the rate at which your body metabolizes the substance.

Is it safe?

Lip fillers are a safe, FDA-approved, injectable treatment that have been used for decades. Lip fillers have a very low risk of complications.

Is there anything I should avoid doing after treatment?

Avoid massaging or manipulating the lips, rigorous exercise, high heat or steam treatments, or other injectable treatments for 1-2 days.

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