Scarlett Johansen, Taylor Swift, Angelina Jolie. Now-a-days, the phenomenal success and appeal of celebrities with fuller lips is attracting the attention of women everywhere, even internationally. In fact, research carried out by Manchester University in England states that a man is attracted to a woman’s pout more than any other facial feature. Lip enhancement is an upward trend from an age old idea that focuses on accentuating a woman’s youthfulness, femininity and sensuality. Not only are patients looking for a softer, plumper pout, but they’re also opting for lip enhancement to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the lips.

Sexy lips can be achieved through various plastic surgery cosmetic procedures. Lip enhancement deserves the cautious care approach of a qualified artistic surgeon in order to achieve the most natural of results. At Sunset Cosmetic Surgery, we provide our Los Angeles lip enhancement patients the ability to achieve their desired look through surgical procedure (such as lip lifts or reductions) or through the injection of dermal and collagen fillers, or even fat. We even specialize in V-Y Plasty, a very effective technique that provides permanently lasting lip enhancements.

Injectable Fillers for Lip Enhancement

Minimally invasive, injectable fillers – such as Restylane, Perlane and Juvederm – are the most common form of lip enhancement. This type of procedure can provide a very natural result with very minimal downtime, though procedures need to be repeated regularly as the filler is absorbed by the body after a period of time. But, when performed well, each individual filler product has its own set of distinct benefits. The most popular fillers include hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found within the body that helps to increase shape, structure and volume to one’s lips.

Total Aesthetic Harmony with Lip Lifts

Unknown by many, the second most common procedure used for lip augmentation is a lip lift. This is a procedure where excess skin and muscle are removed from the upper lip, just under the nose, to correct lip asymmetry, a possibly aging lip or to roll out a shorter, poutier mouth with turned up corners and less skin. With an artistic eye, the experienced plastic surgeons of Sunset Cosmetic Surgery can perform the procedure in approximately 30 minutes and close the incision with very fine sutures. And, because the incision is made at the crease below the nose, scars are generally well-hidden so there aren’t obvious traces that the procedure has been done. When performed correctly, with normal healing, the procedure heals in about 1-2 weeks.  A lip lift can be a more effective means for creating complete facial rejuvenation. Rather than just increasing the size of one’s lips, a lip lift can help you achieve total aesthetic harmony in the mouth area as well as the rest of the face.

Lip Reduction, an Alternative Option for Lip Enhancement

Although many patients seek lip augmentation, Sunset Cosmetic Surgery also offers lip reduction as a surgical option for lip enhancement. Considered as much an art as a science, this procedure is performed to help individuals with oversized ethnic lips, surgically overinflated lips or to correct lip asymmetry. It can be performed under local or IV anesthetic in the office and takes about 30 minutes per lip. The recovery is approximately 1 to 2 weeks depending upon the degree of swelling. Each lip reduction performed by our expert team takes into account the appealing nature of shape, balance and proportion in the lip area with regards to each patient’s unique face.

Lip Augmentation Using V-Y Plasty

V-Y techniques have long been used as tools or procedures involving many conditions and many areas of the body, including enhancement of the lips. V-Y Plasty involves the surgeon making an incision inside the mouth to loosen the fibers and membranes, which are then secured with internal sutures. This procedure does not expose scarring as everything takes place inside the mouth, but increases the volume and pink surface area of the lips with very nice results. A procedure that is considered permanent, it highly recommended to choose a physician – such as the double-board certified plastic surgeons of Sunset Cosmetic Surgery – that is experienced and familiar with the V-Y Plasty method for lip enhancements.

Choose Sunset Cosmetic Surgery to Achieve Natural-Looking Results

In today’s fast paced field of plastic surgery, one of the most popular procedures is lip enhancement. For years, Dr. Svehlak and Dr. Yamini have been serving patients from all over the world and helping them achieve appealing facial proportions. The art of lip augmentation is knowing exactly where to place it, how much to inject and what is going to look best for each individual. With thousands of cosmetic procedures performed, the expertise and artistic hand the doctors bring allows each procedure to be performed with extreme care and attention to detail, using the least invasive methods possible to safely and consistently achieve natural-looking results.

Call and schedule your consultation today at 310-858-9100 or visit for more information about having lip enhancement surgery in Los Angeles. You can also view a variety of lip lifts and reductions before and after photos in an online image gallery.

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