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Lip Injections in Santa Barbara, CA

As women age, their lips may become thinner and pursed looking. Sara Yegiyants, MD, FACS, a triple board-certified plastic surgeon, performs lip injections on women living in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, and Ventura, CA, as well as the surrounding communities, who want softer, fuller lips.

What are Lip Injections?

Lip injections resize and reshape the appearance of lips. As women age, lips may appear thinner and develop vertical lines around them. Using dermal fillers, the plumpness is returned to the lips, which also subtly adds volume around them to diminish the lines. With lip augmentation, lips are resized and reshaped to enhance the mouth and other facial features. The goal is to return balance with the other facial features and restore a full smile.

Why Choose Lip Injections?

As the lips begin to look thinner, they look pursed creating a harsh appearance. Lip injections add natural looking volume and restore a softer fullness while adding definition to the edges of the lips.

Who is a Good Candidate for Lip Injections?

The best candidates for lip injections want a bright, more prominent smile. The full shape of the lips is restored as well as the balance with the other facial features.

How are Lip Injections Performed?

Lip injections are administered using dermal fillers. Dr. Yegiyants gets the best results with fillers such as Juvéderm® Volbella®, Belotero® and Restylane® Silk. The filler is injected into the targeted areas of the lips then gently massaged to evenly spread it so the primary ingredient, hyaluronic acid, can attract moisture to the lips. The entire process takes about 30 minutes to perform with no recovery. If necessary, Dr. Yegiyants applies a topical numbing cream to prevent any discomfort, although some fillers may contain lidocaine in the filler.

When Will I See the Results for Lip Injections?

The results from lip injections are immediately noticeable with the full effects improving over the next few weeks. Dr. Yegiyants is very careful about how she injects filler to achieve subtle, natural looking results. Once the full results are achieved, they typically last between six months and a year.

How Much Do Lip Injections Cost in Santa Barbara?

The cost of lip injections varies with each patient based on the type of filler used, how many injections are needed to achieve the desired look and whether other treatments are performed at the same time. Dr. Yegiyants goes over the costs during each initial consultation along with payment and financing options. We accept cash, checks and major credit cards, and offer financing through Alphaeon® and CareCredit®.

If you live in or around Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, or Ventura, CA, and are looking for a board-certified plastic surgeon to address your cosmetic surgery needs, contact Sara Yegiyants, MD, FACS, in Santa Barbara, CA, today, to set up your consultation.