Lip Augmentation Specialist

YCO Facial Plastic Surgery

Facial Plastic Surgery & Otolaryngology located in Encinitas, CA

Fuller lips are often associated with a sexier, more youthful appearance. But how do you get them without the right genes? Dr. Mario Yco of YCO Facial Plastic Surgery offers lip augmentation to people around Encinitas, California so that you can have fuller, smoother lips. As a dual board-certified physician and leader in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Yco is also an expert at nonsurgical lip augmentation. Call or schedule your consultation using the online system to take the first step toward fuller lips.

Lip Augmentation Q & A

YCO Facial Plastic Surgery

What is lip augmentation?

Lip augmentation is a way to get voluminous, contoured lips. To achieve the desired plumpness, Dr. Yco offers safe, long-lasting lip fillers that he injects into your lips to make them fuller and more shapely.

These lip fillers include:

  • Restylane® for shape and volume
  • Belotero Balance® dermal filler to smooth vertical lip lines
  • Juvéderm® XC to smooth parentheses lines around your mouth
  • Fat transfer injections

How does Restylane enhance lips?

Among the most common dermal fillers, Restylane is a hyaluronic acid filler that shapes your lips and adds volume.

Hyaluronic acid is something your body produces naturally, but often as you age, your body produces less, and your lips become thin. When your provider at YCO Facial Plastic Surgery injects Restylane into your lips, you’ll notice increased volume and smoother skin in and around your lips.

Dr. Yco controls the amount of Restylane he injects into your lips, so you get the natural-looking results you desire.

Many people see noticeable results a week or two after treatment, and this increased fullness may last up to six months.* Allergic reaction from Restylane is unlikely since hyaluronic acid is similar to what your body naturally produces.

How does Belotero Balance work?

Belotero Balance is also a hyaluronic acid filler. As an injectable gel, it smoothes the vertical lines in and around your lips, so your skin looks and feels smoother, fuller, and more youthful. It’s designed to integrate into the tissue in your facial skin, so you get noticeable results that last up to six months or more.*

You’ll see the results of Belotero right after receiving this safe, FDA-approved treatment. There’s little to no downtime so you can return to your daily activities immediately following your appointment.

How does Juvéderm enhance my lips?

Juvéderm’s different injectable fillers can add fullness to thin lips and reduce the appearance of vertical lip lines.

Dr. Yco tailors your lip augmentation treatments to your specific needs, so you get the results you desire. Juvéderm gel fillers are also formulated with hyaluronic acid for results that last up to a year.*

What are fat transfer injections?

A fat transfer injection involves removing fat cells from one part of your body and injecting them into another part to increase volume. Since the fat comes from your body and is naturally-occurring, fat transfer injections are usually well tolerated when used to plump up your lips.

The results from fat transfer injections are natural and long-lasting. It's an ideal choice if you want to remove fat from one area, such as your abdomen or thighs, and use this excess fat to plump your lips.

Often, the best results come from a combination of one or more fillers so you can add volume and smooth out fine lines. To find out the best way to enhance your lips, book a consultation with Dr. Yco to discuss your options by calling or using the online system.

*Individual results may vary.