Lip augmentation with the use of lip implants is a minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure that achieves plumper lips and a sexy pout with medical-grade silicone implants.
Full lips are a trend that isn’t going away any time soon, if ever. Plump, luscious lips are sought by many women and men, including celebrities like Kylie Jenner who has openly talked about getting lip fillers. Dr. Sean Younai is happy to offer a permanent lip-enhancing procedure with lip implants! Lip augmentation with lip implants is offered at both of our Los Angeles locations in Beverly Hills, CA, and West Hollywood, CA.
Our staff is happily awaiting to take your call and schedule your consultation for lip implants in Southern California. You can reach our Beverly Hills and West Hollywood locations by calling (310) 275-1971. You can also fill out our online form and someone will get back to you shortly!
- 1 About
- 2 Before and After Photos
- 3 Benefits
- 4 Candidates
- 5 Personal Consultation
- 6 Preparation
- 7 Procedure
- 8 Recovery
- 9 Results
- 10 Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
- 11 Cost
- 12 FAQ
- 13 References
Lip implants are soft, medical-grade silicone implants that are placed within the top or bottom lip during a quick in-office procedure. The goal of a lip implant procedure is natural-looking plump lips, taking shape, size, proportion, and symmetry all into account. Dr. Younai considers all of these aspects equally important when performing this procedure because large lips on their own do not provide satisfactory results; we want to make sure to avoid “duck lips.” Each procedure is tailored specifically to the individual to ensure the best-looking lips that compliment their overall appearance. There are multiple implant sizes to choose from, making this procedure an excellent choice for just about anybody.
Lip Implants versus Lip Fillers
The most common approach to achieving fuller lips lately has been injectable dermal fillers. While fillers are an excellent temporary option for lip plumping, lip augmentation with lip implants performed by Dr. Younai is a permanent solution to achieving and maintaining a youthful pout. As of 2020, more than 34,000 people have had a lip augmentation procedure other than fillers, rising in popularity by 84% since 2000. 
Before and After Photos
There are many benefits to lip augmentation with implants. For starters, results are permanent! No maintenance is required and the implant is placed well below the surface so implant borders will not be visible. Also, there are multiple different implant sizes so Dr. Younai is able to choose the best-fitting implant that suits your overall facial structure and provides you with a vibrant and youthful appearance. Best of all, anyone you kiss will not be able to tell that you have lip implants!
The procedure is a quick, straightforward process and since it will be performed by one of Beverly Hills’ top plastic surgeons, you can expect exceptionally natural-looking (and natural-feeling) results that compliment your face.
Lip implants are the ideal choice for women and men who experience one or more of the following:
- Lost or lack of lip volume
- Fine lines or wrinkles bordering the lips
- Decreased lip border height
- Simply want fuller lips with long-lasting results
Ideally, patients should have a naturally symmetrical lip border. It is also necessary for the lips to have enough tissue to stretch over the implant in order to adequately disguise the implant. Lip augmentation patients should be non-smokers or able to quit and not have an active cold sore infection.
Dr. Younai will be able to determine if you have sufficient tissue during a lip augmentation consultation. Individuals seeking a lip augmentation like the permanence of this procedure.
Dr. Younai or a member of his knowledgeable staff will listen to aesthetic goals during your private consultation. During this meeting, in addition to discussing your goals, you will be asked about your health history to ensure that you are a good candidate for this procedure. If you are interested in other cosmetic procedures we will be happy to discuss them with you at this time. You will be able to view different implant sizes during this visit. If you decide to move forward with the procedure, pre-op instructions will be provided to you. It is important to follow these instructions to make sure you have a smooth procedure and receive the best results.
To best prepare for your lip augmentation procedure, please avoid herbal supplements, alcohol, and anti-inflammatory medications two weeks prior to your procedure date. Additional pre-op instructions will be provided to you at the time of your consultation if it is decided that this is the right cosmetic procedure for you.
Lip implant procedures are performed in-office and typically take less than an hour to perform. The procedure begins with the sterilization of the lips and surrounding area. The lips are then numbed and tiny incisions are created on the corners of the mouth. If desired, sedation is available. Next, an opening within the lips, similar to a tunnel, is made using a special curved tool. This tool is inserted in one incision point, pushed through the tunnel, and exits out of the other incision. The appropriately-sized implant is then threaded back through the tunnel until it is perfectly even and symmetrical. If you are receiving top and bottom implants, this process will happen twice.
The recovery process after a lip augmentation is quite easy. Mild discomfort can be remedied with oral medications for a couple of days. Ice packs can also help ease any soreness and reduce any bruising or swelling. You should expect to eat soft foods for the first several days following the procedure. You will have a follow-up visit about a week later where your healing will be assessed and sutures may be removed. It is important to refrain from making large or aggressive mouth motions for a couple of weeks following the procedure; however, after that span is over, mild mouth exercises like smiling or puckering are encouraged.
Results of lip augmentation can be noticed immediately but can fully be seen once all bruising and swelling subside. You can enjoy your sexy new pout and beautiful youthful appearance for as long as you have your implants!
Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
If permanent results are important to you, you’ll be pleased to know that Dr. Younai offers cheek implants and chin implants too! Similar to lip augmentation with implants, a pocket is made in the cheeks or chin through discreet incisions. For the cheeks, incisions will either be made in natural creases of the lower eyelid or along the border of the upper lip. Chin implant incisions are made inside the mouth or underneath the chin. Dr. Younai will secure these implants in place with titanium screws to make sure your symmetrical results are maintained.
If you would like more cheek or chin definition without implants, facial fat grafting is another cosmetic procedure that can also produce similar stunning results. Facial fat grafting uses your own fat! The fat is retrieved through liposuction and the healthy fat cells are injected into your desired locations. The results of facial fat grafting are long-lasting since your body maintains the majority of the adipose tissue that is injected. Some of the tissue is naturally absorbed by your body, but the results that remain after you are fully recovered do not require touch-up treatments.
Make sure to check out Dr. Younai’s latest blog posts to learn more about the latest and greatest procedures being performed!
The cost of lip augmentation in Los Angeles is subjective to each individual case. Price will vary based on the implant size, whether you receive one or two implants, as well as if you decide to undergo additional procedures at the same time. Ultimately though, lip implants are a more cost-effective solution rather than the continuous maintenance of injectable fillers. Please contact one of our Los Angeles offices and we’ll be happy to schedule your consultation where Dr. Younai will provide you with an accurate quote.
Do lip implants need maintenance?
No. Lip implants are a permanent solution to achieving large, luscious lips and no maintenance is necessary.
Do lip implants hurt?
Patients say that they don’t feel any discomfort during the process since the lips are numbed.
Can I undergo multiple procedures at the same time as my lip augmentation?
Yes! Lip implantation is a procedure that is commonly performed with other cosmetic procedures during the same visit. Corresponding procedures can include:
Facial fat grafting
Why would I get a lip augmentation procedure performed by Dr. Younai?
With offices located in the heart of West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, the mecca of the plastic surgery world, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Younai is regularly sought for his attention to detail and delivery of exceptionally gorgeous results. Dr. Younai treats lip augmentation no differently. The harmony of your face as a whole is considered in addition to the size and symmetry of your lips.
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons. 2020 National Plastic Surgery Statistics.; 2020. Accessed August 31, 2022. https://www.plasticsurgery.org/documents/News/Statistics/2020/plastic-surgery-statistics-report-2020.pdf
- Brody-Camp S, Raggio BS. Lip Implants. PubMed. Published June 5, 2022. Accessed August 31, 2022. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK546691/