The artistry of a surgeon can be the deal breaker between a dream look and a medical nightmare. In addition, when it comes to lip augmentation, the surgeon must understand the complex lip anatomy. The combination of artistic and technical demands of lip enhancements can be attained with the best lip augmentation in San Francisco, under the skilled care of board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Kulick who has been practicing for more than 20 years.
Flipping through magazines or across social media, it isn’t unusual to see unnatural, sub-standard lip injections and augmentations. * Some people even argue celebrities such as Jessica Simpson and Snooki** looked better prior to lip changes. Reality, however, in the trusted hands of an experienced surgeon, such as Dr. Kulick, lip surgery should restore fullness in lips, flip lip lines, create a more voluminous pout, and/or establish a signature look without any dreaded “duck lips.”
For years, lip augmentation was reserved for older women who desired younger looking lips. With each passing year, our lips naturally become thinner and longer from the loss of collagen resulting in lip lines and wrinkles exaggerating age and fatigue. Today, however, both men and women alike are addressing unfavorable aspects of their lips to help balance facial proportions by adding thickness and roundness to a smaller set of lips. Lip augmentation can also help to balance an asymmetrical smile by improving the shape of the lips.
Best Lip Options In San Francisco
When you want the most natural or defined looking lips, you want the best lip augmentation practitioner, who understands rapidly, advancing technology and not just an injector. Patient customization begins at the initial consultation for lip augmentation to determine the desired size and shape. Come prepared with pictures of lips – both that you like and dislike – to explore your options and outcomes to fit your specific goals. Computer morphing can illustrate your future lips following lip augmentation surgery.
Tissue Transfer: Unlike other surgeons who rely only on fat tissue, Dr. Kulick can use your own body tissue other than your fat during the procedure. An inconspicuous “donor” area of your body, such as the bikini line, will be used to extract “donor” tissue from the dermis layer in the skin and implant it into your lips to voluminous and contour them through four tiny incisions near the corners of the mouth. After recovery, approximately one to two weeks, incisions will be nearly undetectable. Because it is your own tissue, it is unlikely the body will reject it and will provide long-lasting results.
Human Donation Transfer: For patients who do not want to utilize their own tissue to avoid a scar in the donor area, Alloderm is another option. Donated human tissue has passed a special process to elevate its safety. Alloderm, a donated human tissue, is inserted similarly to a donor tissue transfer.
Lip Enhancement Fillers: Under the names of Juvéderm®, Belotero, Restylane Silk and the like are a line of injectable dermal fillers from the hyaluronic acid family commonly used to enhance the lips. FDA approved products made from hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in every living being, cushion and add volume to the lips, among other health advantages*** such as attracting water to make the lips more supple. Minimally invasive fillers can be injected over a period of time until the desired look is achieved with generally less bruising and recovery than a grafting option. The biocompatible substances found in hyaluronic acid fillers usually do not cause allergic reactions.
Best Surgeon For Lip Augmentation in San Francisco
Don’t take our word for it. Visit the before and after photo gallery. of our patients to see why Dr. Kulick, board certified plastic surgeon in San Francisco, offers one of the best lip augmentation in San Francisco. His artistry as a surgeon spans more than 20 years but as an artist, almost a lifetime. Schedule an appointment today.
* Cosmopolitan, January 2018
** Life and Style Magazine, November 2017
*** Healthline, April 2018