3 Amazing Options for Lip Rejuvenation

Irvine, California, lips, fillers, MedWeight and Lasers

Your lips say a lot about you. They’re the focal point when you speak, and they show emotion whether you’re smiling, frowning, or smirking. But like any other part of your body, time takes its toll on your lips. Smoking and using straws may create vertical lip lines that age your entire face. Gravity can also drop your lips, especially your upper lip, making it recede and appear thinner. In fact, your lips may show your age faster than any other part of your face.

Thankfully, you don’t have to be a victim of time. Here at MedWeight and Lasers in Irvine, California, Dr. Wu offers a wide range of procedures all aimed at rejuvenating your lips. Here are details on three of your options.

1.Lip fillers

Among the variety of medical grade lip fillers, each one is a little bit different and comes with its own pros and cons. They range from fillers made of hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in your skin, to biodegradable synthetic acids. These lip fillers not only give your lips a plumper appearance, but they also fill in the tiny vertical lines that plague the mouth area.

Dr. Wu can inject these substances into your lips in as little as 30 minutes. Where he injects the fillers determines the shape of your lips. At the time of injection, you may see a little swelling, but after about two weeks, your lips will settle into their optimal shape. After your procedure, you have little, if any downtime. Many people leave the office and go right back to their normal routine.

Depending on the type of filler used, your results can last anywhere from six months to about a year. Because the fillers need refreshing, they work well for people who want to stay on the cutting edge of lip fashion. Fillers allow you to change your look slowly over time so that you continue to look natural as the years pass.

2.Fat transfers

Another option is using a substance from your own body to fill your lips: your own fat. Using liposuction, Dr. Wu can remove your own fat cells, and then inject them into your lips. Unwanted fat from another area of your body plumps and fills your lips, helping you achieve a more youthful look. The fat injections plump your lips and reduce the appearance of fine vertical lines.

Generally, your lips won’t need much time to heal. However, depending on the location and extent of the liposuction, you may need a few days to recover from the procedure.

Because the filler is made from your own cells, there’s almost no chance of an allergic reaction or rejection of the filler. Your body simply embraces the transplanted cells. Because it’s part of your body, autologous fat fillers are long lasting. Your lips can retain their shape for two years or more.

3.Lip surgery

If you’re looking for a permanent change to the look of your lips, consider lip surgery. There are several options available.

Because these procedures are surgery, you’ll need to take some time to recover, the length of which will vary depending on your specific situation. Dr. Wu will provide detailed aftercare instructions for you to follow for the days after your lip procedure.


If you live in Irvine, California, or the surrounding areas and want to pursue lip rejuvenation, make an appointment with Dr. Wu to discuss your options. He can advise you depending on your desired look, your needs, and your overall health. Just call our office to schedule an appointment.

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