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.
Busy women and men often seek alternatives to a traditional facelift. A traditional facelift rejuvenates the neck and jawline, but may have longer recovery as compared to a mini lift or S-lift type facelifts. Regardless of facelift type, our Washington, D.C., patients often require additional procedures, such as fat injections, chin implant,... Read More
Full lips are a universal sign of youth and beauty for women and men. As a result, patients are frequently asking for lip enhancement in our Washington DC office. Nonsurgical lip injections with facial fillers (ex.Juvederm®) are the primary method to replenish lip volume. Fat transfer is alternative that some consider.Th... Read More
Washington DC cosmetic surgery patients often receive liquid facelift treatments to rejuvenate or enhance their appearance. Whether it's with facial fillers or wrinkle relaxers, non-surgical cosmetic treatments have increased in popularity among busy Washingtonians. Lip enhancement with facial filler injections is ideal for those who wan... 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 develop to various degrees with the aging process, while some women have always naturally had thin lips all their lives. Lips become flatter and lose some of their youthful shape. Washington DC office lip enhancement with facial fillers (Restylane®, Juvederm®, Belotero®) are popular options to replenish lip volume or reduce wrinkles... Read More
The eyebrow naturally descends and flattens with sun damage and age. Low eyebrows may inadvertantly convey a tired or angry appearance. Brow lift surgery can help "open" up the eyes to rejuvenate the face, in addition to recreating a natural arch to the eyebrow. Dr. Chaboki often performs an endoscopic brow lift with eyelid surgery (blepharop... Read More
Collagen injections used to be the popular treatment in plastic surgery office until the introduction hyaluronic acid fillers (ex. Restylane®, Juvederm®). Facial fillers with hyaluronic acid have essentially replaced collagen injection to add volume, reduce wrinkles, enhance lips, and reducing dark circles.This young&nbs... 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
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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