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A plump, sensual pout has long been considered an aesthetic ideal and a sign of youth. Many individuals who are born with thin lips wish to create a fuller, more voluptuous appearance. With aging, there is noticeable thinning and deflation of the lips. These are some of the reasons why lip augmentation has become a very popular procedure. Dr. Steven Turkeltaub offers safe and effective options for lip augmentation to help his patients obtain more natural looking outcomes.

Treatment Options

The two major approaches to increase lip volume involve either the injection or surgical insertion of a volume enhancing material into the lips. We offer a variety of injectable materials for lip augmentation, the most popular ones being Juvederm®, Restylane® and one’s own fat. Volume enhancers that are surgically inserted include scar or other tissue from one’s own body, implantable donor human tissue such as AlloDerm® and artificial materials such as Gore-Tex®.

Juvederm® and Restylane® injections are made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance present in large quantities throughout the body. The injections are very effective in creating larger lips that feel, move and function normally. Results can last six months to a year or longer. Local anesthesia is administered for the comfort of our patients to make lip augmentation treatment essentially painless.

*Individual Results May Vary

Fat injections are another method used to create larger lips. The fat is harvested from sites such as the abdomen, processed, and then injected into the lips. More than one session may be necessary to obtain longer lasting results. However, because there is considerable variability in the survival of fat, no guarantees can be made regarding how long the results will last using fat injections.

Swelling after the procedure can be considerable and last several days or longer, depending on the amount of correction. Gore-Tex® and other non-biological materials, and human donor tissues such as AlloDerm® have also been used for lip augmentation. In general, these materials provide less than ideal results including lip stiffness, asymmetries and abnormal movements. Post operative swelling can be quite significant, lasting several weeks or more.

Contact Us

Please contact the Arizona Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery to learn more about lip augmentation or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Steven Turkeltaub. You can also read more about the treatment in our FAQs (frequently asked questions) page.

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A Message Regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19

In light of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to let you know of some of the major precautions we are taking in our office to maximize cleanliness and keep the environment as sanitary and safe as possible. Our highest priority is always to ensure the safety of every individual who sees us and we are taking extreme infection-control measures to maintain cleanliness and “sterility” of surfaces and the overall environment.

We will be limiting dates and times for office appointments and consultations due to safety and other issues. Consequently, if you have already made an office appointment or consultation prior to March 18, 2020 to occur at a later time, this may need to be changed.

For anyone considering plastic surgery, we are now offering Virtual Consultations and Telemedicine through Skype. A great number of aesthetic or insurance-related issues can be evaluated via pictures and online video conferencing, making this an excellent way to find out more about particular procedures, determine candidacy for treatment, receive answers to questions and facilitate being able to move forward with care once the government lifts all restrictions.

In an abundance of caution, we are asking all current patients who are experiencing a fever, cough, chills, fatigue or any type of respiratory illness to please delay any upcoming appointments at our practice. We can talk with you by phone or email to establish a new date and time for the appointment.

We are all in this together. Our team urges everyone to follow the guidelines recommended by local health authorities and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which include frequent handwashing for a minimum of 20 seconds, social distancing, staying home if you are feeling sick, and contacting your healthcare provider if you feel you are experiencing symptoms.

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