Lip Augmentation Using Neck Muscles PSCStaff November 20, 2013 Cosmetic Facial Surgery, Facelift While many Orange County residents are looking to improve their appearance through cosmetic surgery, more and more patients are opting for more natural surgical procedures. Dr. Mohsen Tavoussi has found that many of these procedures that use natural products as fillers in the face have been extremely successful. For Costa Mesa patients seeking a lip augmentation, Dr. Tavoussi has found that using the neck muscles in the augmentation is a great way to naturally achieve plump, luscious lips. What is a Lip Augmentation? The lip augmentation is a procedure that is designed to provide Huntington Beach patients with full, plump lips. People who feel that their lips are too thin or are not well defined find that it has an impact on their appearance, and many want to improve this situation. The lip augmentation procedure requires Dr. Tavoussi to inject fillers into the lips and subsequently reshape the lips in order to give them the desired appearance. How are the Neck Muscles Used in This Procedure? Dr. Tavoussi harvests portions of the sternocleidomastoid muscle in the neck. This is part of the muscle that helps the neck turn from side to side, and it has found to be beneficial during the lip augmentation procedure. As a natural tissue, the body reacts more favorably to the filler, and it often improves results for the patient. Patients who opt to have their sternocleidomastoid neck muscles used report that their lip augmentation results appear more natural than other patients who did not have these muscles used in their procedure. How Long Will My Results Last? These natural-looking results are known to last for a minimum of two years. Many synthetic fillers do not provide the same long-lasting results. Am I a Good Candidate for Lip Augmentation? Patients must first and foremost be in good general health before undergoing a cosmetic surgery operation. In addition, patients who want to have a lip augmentation should have small, thin lips that lack definition. Dr. Tavoussi will help you decide if the lip augmentation procedure is the right choice for you. Regardless of what type of facial plastic surgery you are going to have done, it is essential that you work with an expert cosmetic surgeon who can achieve the natural-looking yet improved results that you require. The lip augmentation procedure has the ability to provide you with the kissable lips you have longed for, but only an experienced and qualified facial plastic surgeon can give you the perfect results. To find out more information about the lip augmentation and to see if it is the right procedure for you, set up a free cosmetic consultation with Dr. Tavoussi today.