Full, soft, and sculpted lips are signs of youth and beauty. Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Houtan Chaboki provides lip augmentation in Washington, DC, using dermal fillers and fat transfer for patients from Arlington, VA; Bethesda and Chevy Chase, MD; and other nearby cities seeking fuller, sculpted lips. He also enhances the lips with a surgical upper lip lift.
Fuller, soft lips are frequently requested in a plastic surgery office, as full lips are a universal sign of youth and beauty for men and women. Lip enhancement with hyaluronic acid fillers (ex.Juvederm®) are the primary method to replenish lip volume. Most patients are potential candidates for lip enhancement with non-surgical lip rejuv... Read More
Full lips are desired by many Washington DC women. As a result, lip enhancement procedures are very popular in Dr. Chaboki’s cosmetic surgery practice. Lip enhancement options include hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Restylane® or Juvederm®, fat injections, or lip lift plastic surgery. Women of all ages can be candidates for lip enhancement w... Read More
Maryland and Washington, DC lip enhancement patients often complain of thin lips. Office injections with hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Juvederm or Restylane, have become a popular option among women to replenish lip volume that has been lost with age or to enhance lips to become more attractive. Women of all ages enjoy the natural results... Read More
Washington DC facelift candidates often ask plastic surgeons if alternatives exist for a traditional facelift. While nothing yet replaces face lift surgery for its rejuvenating effect, non-surgical options have been developed that can improve one's appearance without the downtime of traditional facial cosmetic surgery. Part of the reason non-... Read More
Thin lips are a concern for many Washington area women. Office lip enhancement with hyaluronic acid fillers (Restylane®, Juvederm®, Belotero®) are popular options to replenish lip volume or reduce wrinkles that has been lost with age or sun damage. Plump, full shaped lips without wrinkles are universally considered attractive in a woman. Wash... Read More
Bright eyes, rosy cheeks, and a radiant glow!This patient was referred to Dr. Chaboki's Washington DC plastic surgery practice to review potential aesthetic options to enhance her appearance. She had been to other cosmetic surgeons for help correcting complications from filler injections performed at another office. She had suffer... Read More
Lip enhancement with filler injections. Dermal fillers are soft hyaluronic acid gels that augment the lips for natural results. Patients see a result immediately, but the lips take a short period of time afterwards for filler injections to "settle". Our nurse injectors have a soft touch and conservative approach to hel... Read More
As a universal sign of femininity and fertility, lip enhancement is primarily performed with facial fillers (i.e.. hyaluronic acid gels). Lip enhancement with facial fillers is a very popular treatment for Washington DC women who want temporary improvement of their lips. Some women refer to these fillers as "lips... Read More
After Lip Filler Injections, How Long Does the Swelling Last?
Recovery after lip injections is quick and relatively painless. Swelling typically lasts 2 to 3 days, but experiences vary. You can apply ice as directed to help the swelling dissipate faster.
Houtan Chaboki, MD
Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
Certified by both the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Chaboki has extensive knowledge of the intricacies of the face and neck. When you choose him for your procedure, you’re choosing one of the most reputable facial plastic surgeons in DC, as well as a nationwide leader in
Instead of using fillers, Dr. Chaboki can perform fat transfer for natural augmentation of the lips. Men and women with thin lips or a long upper lip or those seeking fuller lips are usually good candidates. Be aware that fat transfer involves swelling, bruising, stiffness, and chapped lips for a few weeks, while filler injections involve a few days of swelling. Because Dr. Chaboki is a facial plastic surgeon, many people combine rhinoplasty or other cosmetic procedures with their lip enhancement.
Lip Implants vs. Injections
Lip implants and filler injections each have pros and cons when it comes to lip enhancement. Both add volume to the lips and provide natural-looking results when performed by an experienced facial plastic surgeon. Other advantages of each option include:
Filler injections are better suited to reshaping the lips, can smooth away lip lines (smoker’s lines), involve minimal downtime, and can be reversed with hyaluronidase.
Lip implants last indefinitely and may save you money over having repeated filler injections.
Upper Lip Lift Surgery
The lips, especially the upper lip, develop excess skin and lengthen with age. An upper lip lift is a minor surgical procedure performed to remove this excess skin, which will help to restore a youthful lip. Upper lip lift surgery can be performed alone, or combined with other facial procedures, such as facelift or eyelid surgery.
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The whole experience was so easy and comfortable! Dr.Chaboki and his whole staff are so kind and make...