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Lip Augmentation

Lip Augmentation in Beverly Hills

Plump, youthful lip definition often signals beauty and vitality. While some people are blessed with naturally full, luscious lips, you, too, can achieve your desired look with our lip augmentation in Beverly Hills. Whether you aspire to have plumper lips or wish to improve the shape of your mouth, lip augmentation at Sykes Facial Plastic Surgery offers various options to surgically enhance your lip size and definition to better complement your facial contours. 

What is Lip Augmentation?

While dermal fillers can offer a non-surgical lip enhancement, lip augmentation using autologous fat grafting or lip implants can transform the size and shape of the lips for longer-lasting results. For those who wish to use their body’s natural tissue to enhance their lips, fat transfer harvests fat from another area of the body – typically the abdomen – and artistically reinjects it into the lips for the desired shape and size. Customized lip implants use a biological or soft synthetic material that feels similar to natural lip tissue.

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Lip Augmentation Benefits

Lip augmentation in Beverly Hills can improve the appearance of lips affected by any of the following aesthetic concerns:

  • Thin, imbalanced, or asymmetrical lips
  • Elongated upper lip
  • Age-related volume loss
  • Lack of definition

Am I a Candidate For Lip Augmentation?

Candidates for surgical lip augmentation have thinning lips or wish to enhance their shape, size, or definition. To be considered for surgery, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • In good physical health
  • No silicone allergy (if a synthetic implant will be used)
  • Non-smoker

Meet Jonathan Sykes, MD

Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

A renowned leader and award-winning educator in the field of facial plastic surgery, Dr. Sykes served as the Director of Facial Plastic Surgery at the University of California, Davis Medical Center for over 30 years. He is considered one of the top facial plastic surgeons in the world. Having performed live demonstrations of his cutting-edge techniques in over 15 countries, Dr. Sykes received the prestigious William Wright Teaching Award from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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What is the Procedure Like?

Dr. Sykes will determine the appropriate anesthesia or sedation to maximize your comfort during your lip augmentation procedure. During your consultation, you and the doctor will discuss your aesthetic goals and decide on the best course of action to achieve the desired results.


Synthetic lip implants, typically made from silicone, come in multiple shapes and sizes and can be customized to accommodate your desired lip aesthetic. Dr. Sykes will make a small incision in the corner of your mouth to slide the implants into the upper and lower lips. 


Fat transfer lip augmentation allows you to achieve a natural-looking enhancement using your body’s own fat cells. Dr. Sykes will harvest fat from your abdomen or flanks using a syringe and a thin cannula, purify the cells through a centrifuge, and then artistically reinject the fat cells into your lips.


For those undergoing a facelift, the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS) tissue can be placed through an incision into the upper and lower lips and repositioned to the desired lip contours. This lip augmentation technique utilizes your own tissue and offers permanent results.


If you prefer a non-surgical solution, Dr. Sykes can artistically inject hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers to augment your lips. Dermal filler injections offer a temporary lip augmentation lasting 6-12 months. To maintain your results, you will need to schedule maintenance appointments.

The Recovery Process

After your procedure, you may experience bruising, swelling, and numbness in the treatment areas. Any discomfort can be alleviated with cold compresses and pain medication prescribed by Dr. Sykes. Most patients can return to work and daily activities after one week. You will need to elevate your head while you sleep. Dr. Sykes will give you detailed aftercare instructions to ensure optimal recovery. Because the lips are filled with blood vessels, they tend to recover quickly as long as you rest and follow your recovery plan.

When Can I See the Results?

Your lips may experience significant swelling after surgery. This tends to subside within a week or two. Once the swelling goes down completely, you will experience your newly plump, youthful, and hydrated lips. The results from surgical lip augmentation are much longer lasting, and implants are considered permanent.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

A lip augmentation procedure can finally give you the lips you desire, enhancing your facial harmony and boosting your confidence. If you’d like to learn about the best option to achieve your cosmetic goals, use our online form to schedule your consultation with Dr. Jonathan Sykes for your lip augmentation in Beverly Hills.