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Lip Augmentation In San Francisco, CA

Lip Augmentation in San Francisco, CA

About Lip Augmentation

One of the most common procedures performed today is lip augmentation in San Francisco, CA. Whether to improve narrow and/or thin lips, or to reduce the signs of the aging process, lip augmentation is a convenient and relatively painless option for those seeking to enhance the overall appearance of one’s face. 

Are You a Candidate for Lip Augmentation Surgery in San Francisco, CA?

Anyone seeking fuller lips is a candidate for lip augmentation in San Francisco, CA. At the time of your consultation, Dr. Javaheri will examine your lips and their relation to the rest of your face and present the best option for achieving your desired results.

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Dr. Javaheri will also ask you about your general medical history, specifically pertaining to any medical conditions that could cause problems during or after your surgery, such as drug allergies, active skin infections, or non-healed sores from injury. 

About the Lip Augmentation Surgery Procedure in San Francisco, CA

Injectables are the most common and probably the simplest to perform of all the lip augmentation options.

Collagen

Collagen is a naturally occurring protein that provides support to various parts of the human body including the skin, joints, bones and ligaments. Collagen is used primarily to fill lips, wrinkles, and lines and scars on the face, although it can be used to filllines on the neck, back, and chest as well.

Restylane

Restylane is a non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid consisting of complex sugar chains that when combined with the body’s own hyaluronic acid creates volume for fine lines, wrinkles, and lips. It requires no pre-testing and is injected in the same way as collagen.

Fat Transfer

The fat transfer procedure is known as autologous fat transplantation or micro-lipo-injection. It involves extracting fat cells from the patient’s abdomen, thighs, buttocks or elsewhere and re-injecting them beneath the surface of your lips.

After both the donor and recipient sites are cleansed and treated with a local anesthesia, the fat is withdrawn using a syringe with a large-bore needle or a cannula, which is attached to a suction device. The withdrawn fat is prepared and injected into the recipient site with a needle. Sometimes an adhesive bandage is applied over the injection site.

It is necessary to overfill the recipient site allow for fat absorption in the weeks following your treatment, and this may temporarily make your face appear abnormally puffy or swollen.

All of these procedures are usually administered at one of Dr. Javaheri’s office locations. However, if you are being hospitalized for a facelift, neck lift, brow lift, or any other procedure, your injections may be able to be administered in the hospital as well. Dr. Javaheri will determine at the time of your consultation if this will be appropriate for you.

With the exception of fat transfer, these procedures usually do not require the use of a local anesthetic,although you may feel some slight stinging or burning at the time of injection. 

What to Expect After the Lip Augmentation Surgery Procedure in San Francisco, CA

Immediately following the procedure, you may feel some minor discomfort, stinging, or throbbing in the injected area. Occasionally some bruising or swelling may occur, though this is usually minor.

Recovery is almost immediate and you will be able to resume all your normal activities including eating, drinking, and wearing makeup.

The duration of the different injectables vary significantly from type and patient. Though some patients have reported results lasting almost a year depending on the injection type, the majority of patients find that some of the injected fullness disappears within three to six months after their last procedure. Therefore, repeated injections may be necessary. Dr. Javaheri will advise you on how to maintain your results with repeat treatments. 

Possible Complications

Individuals vary greatly in their anatomy, their physical reactions, and their healing abilities, and the outcome is never completely predictable. As with any surgical procedure, the risk of infection is always a possibility.

The side effects of all the injectable fillers include minor lumps, swelling, redness, bruising, itching, and occasional tenderness. Most of these symptoms will disappear after one to two days, though on occasion they may persist longer.

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  • “Everyday I see more change and improvement. The clock is turned back and it’s like I get a 2nd chance. Rather like a mini-magical miracle so…thank you. Thank you for your excellent work. I send you a little dance of gratitude.” – D

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  • “I would like to say THANK YOU to Dr. Javaheri for my surgery. I received excellent service. He explained everything he was doing step by step which help ease my mind.”- P

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  • “I was sorry to cause you to make an unneeded trip to Alta Bates yesterday. Thank you for the excellent care you are providing to Deborah.”- AE

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  • “Thank you so much for your consideration and helpfulness in my face dilemma. I sincerely appreciate what you have done for me. THANK YOU!”- MR

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  • “I came to you with a very uncomfortable feeling about a part of my stomach area. I have always wanted to have this procedure take care of but did not. After making that one phone call to your office and visiting you and your staff, everyone made me feel completely satisfied that I had found the right person to make this change in my life. I can go on and on but basically you have personally made a great change for me. You were completely gentle and very honest with me. I am very happy I had this procedure done by you. Thank you! Even in the hospital you made it all better knowing I was scared and nervous. You’re great! Thank you again.” – DB

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  • “There are no words I can express to you how thankful I am for the wonderful job you did on my surgery. I feel 10 pounds lighter. I am and always will be eternally grateful.”

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  • “You did a wonderful job on my breast! I have never looked and felt better. My breasts were very big and I feel a hundred times better in my appearance now. Dr. Javaheri is very kind and does great work. I will never forget what he has done for me!” – LB

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  • “I wanted to say thank you so much for the best tummy tuck. My husband and I are so very pleased. We look at my tummy often and cannot believe it’s mine. Dr. Javaheri, you are a man with high excellence and much gentleness. Rosh, you are a woman of much grace and joy. Thank you both so very much for everything, especially my new tummy.”

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  • “Hi all, I wanted to send a thank you for all you guys did for me. I’m so thrilled. Everyone was so kind and knowledgeable and just plain fun. That really helped me get over being nervous and shy about the whole thing. Your experience really shines. I attached a picture of my new chest with a shirt I’m wearing that made me think of y’all!”

    “I have had 3 procedures so far with Dr. Javaheri, they are: tummy tuck with lower body lift, arms & breast reduction , and legs & gluteus maximus lift. My upcoming surgery is a face lift procedure. All these procedures are following weight loss surgery procedure called Gastric Bypass whereby I lost nearly 300 lbs. Dr. Javaheri performed all of my plastic & reconstructive surgeries to a great success. I am very pleased by the results. He even came to the office on a Sunday to deal with a small complication I had following one of my surgeries. It is so unusual to find a surgeon who cares so much about his patients; and an office staff that are so capable.”

    - PB

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