Lip reshaping is the cosmetic practice of bringing, or restoring, vitality and fullness to the part of the face that is one of the strongest markers of physical beauty and attractiveness. A great pair of lips says a lot about you!

An important component of Dr. Batniji’s facial plastic surgery practice is creating shapely, natural lips that enhance the entire face. Your lips, after all, should complement you whether they’re smiling, at rest or making a pouty little moue for effect.

From lip augmentation using safe, injectable fillers to surgical lip lifts and lip advancements, a variety of ways allows a skilled, experienced cosmetic surgeon to reshape and refresh the lips for a more pleasing look. Dr. Batniji may recommend one or more of these approaches, depending on the concerns you might have — and lip “issues” come in almost as many varieties as lipstick.

My Lips Are Losing Fullness With Age

In the non-surgical category, Juvederm is one of the injectable fillers Dr. Batniji employs to help patients reclaim fuller, more youthful lips. These products, made of hyaluronic acid, are an excellent option: They’re very soft, and dissolvable. They rarely cause bumps or other unwanted marks. And the results can last anywhere from four months to a year. Patients receiving Juvederm are also fitted with a dental block while the injections are done, so there is very little discomfort during the procedure.

Please Fix My Previous, Unsatisfactory Lip Job

If you had lip augmentation with a hyaluronic acid filler such as Restylane or Juvederm, the product can be dissolved with an injection of enzyme called hyaluronidase. The enzyme does its work within 72 hours.

Leery of Silicone?

So is Dr. Batniji, who does not recommend silicone injections to the lips, feeling that they can produce more irregularities that can be harder to correct. Juvederm is highly preferable, for reasons stated above.

My Lips Don’t Match!

Nor should they! Hyaluronic acid fillers can address “mismatched” lips and improve upon the asymmetry. But Dr. Batniji believes it’s important to adhere to some of the lips’ signature traits — such as the slightly smaller upper lip relative to the lower lip.  If upper and lower lips are made equal in volume, the overall effect may be unnatural-looking, which leads us to .

I’d Like Fuller Lips Without Looking Like Angelina Jolie

Dr. Batniji adds volume to specific, targeted areas of the lips. This technique avoids producing the over-injected, “inflated” look that invites comparisons to celebrities or cartoon characters you’d rather not resemble.

I Don’t Like My Naturally Thin Lips

Patients looking for a more permanent result may consider surgical options such as lip advancement, a subnasal lip lift or corner-of-the-mouth lift surgery.  Dr. Batniji will share all of your options for lip reshaping and augmentation in detail during a friendly consultation.

About the Doctor

Dr. Rami Batniji has dedicated the whole of his career to facial plastic surgery and beautifying the face. He is board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and by the American Board of Otolaryngology.

Depending on the particular technique used, your lip reshaping procedure may take place in Dr. Batniji’s Newport Beach, California office or at one of the many fully accredited outpatient surgery centers or hospitals in Southern California with which Dr. Batniji is affiliated. Contact him at (310) 467-2180 for more information or to schedule a consultation.