Lip augmentation enhances your lips by giving them a fuller, plumper appearance. It can minimize wrinkles around your mouth. Seattle patients may choose from several methods of lip augmentation, including lip implants and injectable fillers such as Restylane® or JUVÉDERM®, which last our Seattle patients several months. If you want youthful, plump lips with fewer fine lines around your mouth, you may want to consider the benefits of fillers.
Dr. Stella Desyatnikova performs lip augmentation for her patients seeking enhanced lip appearance and improved facial balance. Having earned board certification in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Dr. Stella uses her extensive knowledge, appreciation for facial balance and beauty and experience in performing this popular procedure. She also is skilled at providing injectable fillers for her patients who want temporary enhancement.
To learn more about lip augmentation or other procedures offered at the Stella Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, request a consultation or call our office at 206-682-3223. We look forward to answering your questions or concerns, and helping you look and feel your best!
Stella Desyatnikova, M.D.
Meet Dr. Stella, a board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon and Otolaryngologist who is committed to enhancing natural beauty and creating an appealing, harmonious look.
Who is a good candidate for lip augmentation?
People who want to improve the appearance of their lips may benefit from lip augmentation. Older patients who want to reverse the appearance of thinning lips and fine lines around the mouth due to aging also can benefit from lip augmentation.
What is involved in the procedure?
In Dr. Stella's Seattle office, filler injections such as Restylane and JUVÉDERM are among the most frequently requested procedures. Dr. Stella uses her skills to achieve subtle improvements in her patients' lip shape during the augmentation. The procedure also frequently helps to minimize bleeding lipstick lines. Filler injections generally take less than an hour in the office, with a local anesthetic used to make the procedure more comfortable. Results usually last 4 to 6 months.
If you prefer a longer lasting approach, Dr. Stella also offers lip implants. During the lip implant procedure, Dr. Stella makes small incisions on the corners of the lips and then inserts a soft silicone rubber implant. Swelling, tenderness and bruising of the lips may occur temporarily.
For her patients who want to add volume to their face and achieve a fully rejuvenated appearance, Dr. Stella can combine lip augmentation with other treatments, including:
During your consultation with Dr. Stella, she can help you decide which procedures will provide the results you desire.