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What is lip augmentation?

Lip augmentation is a simple plastic surgery procedure to restore fullness and balance to the upper and lower lips. This can be accomplished through various techniques. Fat transfer or dermal fillers are excellent options. Fat transfer uses fat harvested from the abdomen, buttocks, or thighs and injected into the lips. Dermal fillers require retreatment to maintain volume.

Am I a good candidate for lip augmentation?

After a consultation and evaluation, Dr. Ardesh can tell you if lip augmentation is appropriate for you. You may be a good candidate for this procedure if you are in good general health, do not smoke, and want to add volume, correct asymmetry, or improve the shape of your lips.

Why choose Ardesh Facial Plastic Surgery?

  • Dr. Ardesh is a trainer for Allergan (the company that makes Juvéderm, BOTOX, and Kybella). He teaches other doctors how to perform injectables.
  • He is a double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Los Angeles who is highly esteemed by his peers and patients.
  • Dr. Ardesh is known for creating beautiful, youthful, natural-looking results at a practice focused exclusively on facial procedures.
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What should I expect in a lip augmentation procedure?

Lip augmentation with fat transfer takes 60 minutes or less. It can be performed under local anesthesia, conscious sedation, or general anesthesia. Fat transfer lip augmentation is done in a three-step procedure:

  • Fat is harvested from your donor site of choice (abdomen, thighs, or buttocks) through a tiny incision that does not leave a noticeable scar. The incision is closed with sutures.
  • The harvested fat is cleaned and prepared for injection.
  • The prepared fat is injected on either side of the lips to add volume and improve lip contours.

What is the recovery like after lip augmentation in Los Angeles?

Recovery time is minimal after fat transfer lip augmentation. You can return to work and normal activities immediately or within one to two days after the procedure. You can expect some swelling, which should subside within ten days. Maintain a soft diet for the first 36 to 48 hours. Your sutures at the donor site will be removed within a week after surgery.

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How is fat harvested from the donor site for fat transfer lip augmentation?

Dr. Ardesh uses advanced liposuction techniques to harvest fat for lip augmentation. These gentler techniques help preserve the viability of living fat cells.


Will fat transfer lip augmentation leave scars on my lips?

There are no incisions in the lips to leave scars with this procedure. Fat is injected into the lips with a fine gauge needle that leaves a tiny 0.2 cm puncture wound.


When will I see results with lip augmentation?

Results are visible immediately after the procedure. Final results appear when post-procedure swelling subsides.


To learn more about your rejuvenation options with Dr. Ardesh, please schedule an appointment.


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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

Updated March 26, 2020

After serious consideration and in line with the recommendations of our State and Centers for Disease Control (CDC), we are closing the practice until April 7th.

Your health and well-being is our primary concern and we want to do our part to make sure that you are protected.

Effective immediately the following will occur:

  • We are instituting Telemedicine Visits (Virtual) for new consultations, post-surgical Visits, and return patients.
  • Please call or text (424)242-8608 or email staff@drardesh.com to schedule an appointment.
  • Virtual visits will be performed through video conference call using HIPPA compliant website
  • Non-urgent or elective procedures, surgeries, non-urgent in-office visits will be suspended until April 19, 2020
  • Urgent or medically necessary surgeries, in-office visits, and post-surgical follow-ups will continue on a per case basis.
  • Many surgeries and procedures have been rescheduled to a future date
  • No patient will ever have any financial recourse for rescheduling their procedures.

We are constantly updating our services and staffing according to the local and national recommendations and will always place your health and well-being as our top priority.

We continue to exercise all the latest recommendations that are handed down by the CDC. These include:

  • Staff have been fully informed and trained to understand the disease process and its modes of transmission.
  • All staff, vendors and ancillary personnel are being asked to refrain from coming to this office if they have any signs or symptoms of a cold or an upper respiratory tract infection.
  • We are asking our patients about any pertinent travel history.
  • Hand-washing continues to be the most important mode of prevention. Although it is a part of what we constantly do, now we are doing so with heightened vigilance and attention.
  • We have instituted a “no handshakes no hug” policy for now.
  • Any exit and entrance from our office are followed by a protocol of strict sanitization.
  • We are constantly sanitizing all surfaces. We have now vamped that up and our routine, multiple times a day, wiping down all surfaces, desks, door handles, keyboards and restroom facilities.

Although Covid-19 is a serious issue, we strongly believe that it will pass and hopefully make our infrastructure and our ability to deal with pandemics in this Country even better than it currently is. We are monitoring this situation on a real-time basis and will not sit back until we know that we have done everything possible to avoid unnecessary exposure.

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