Lip Augmentation - Permenant Implants or Fillers

Does your face have the balance and symmetry you desire? Do you not look as attractive as you once were? Sometimes the issue it is not with the cheekbones or forehead, but with the lips.


Ask yourself are your lips asymmetrical, the upper lip noticeably smaller than your lower lip, or the other way around? Are there fine lines around your lips that cause you to appear less youthful than you are or feel? Or have your lips lost the fullness they once had? If you answered "Yes" to any or all of these questions, Dr. Terino can help.


The solution to your problem is lip contouring. Fuller, plumper lips can be achieved by a variety of lip contouring techniques several of which Dr. Terino pioneered as the Director of the Plastic Surgery Institute of Southern California. Dr. Terino, a board certified plastic surgeon, can help you decide which lip contouring procedure is best for your specific patient characteristics and aesthetic goals.


Lip contouring is the general term for remedying deficiencies in lips. Typically, the goals of lip contouring are to provide definition, to add volume and symmetry, or to reverse frown and wrinkle lines around the mouth. As a board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Terino, Director of the Plastic Surgery Institute of Southern California, employs several surgical and non-surgical methods to give you better contoured and more youthfully attractive lips.


The most common method to contour the lips is through augmentation. Lip augmentation is a procedure that uses synthetic, biological, or surgical restructuring to enhance the lips. Lip augmentation is a semi-permanent to permanent (depending on the procedure) means of enhancing lip volume, definition or symmetry. The non-surgical methods for lip augmentation require the use of injectable synthetic or biological fillers. There are several synthetic fillers on the market, and, as a board certified plastic surgeon, you in consultation with Dr. Terino can determine if a synthetic is the proper course treatment. There also biological injectables to include collagen and fat harvested from other areas of your body. Dr. Terino can review all the current options with you.


Finally, there is surgical augmentation. Surgical lip augmentation is the implantation of synthetic materials into the lip(s). The materials used for lip augmentation by Dr. Terino can often be implanted using tiny incisions. Many of these materials eventually become integrated with your natural tissues, resulting in a fully natural appearance. As a board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Terino can recommend the best option for you.


Knowing all these options are available, the question is now: why are your lips keeping you from looking your best?


You're invited to contact or call Dr. Terino at 818-991-6226 for a consultation. Let Dr. Terino, Director of the Plastic Surgery Institute of Southern California and a board certified plastic surgeon, show you how your lips can be fuller, better contoured and more youthfully attractive. © 2013.  All rights reserved.