How to Get Your Prettiest Pout for Valentine's | Dr. Sayed Plastic Surgery


How to Get Your Prettiest Pout for Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day, skip the flowers and chocolates and get your special someone something they’ll adore: your perfectly pouting, plump lips. There may not be any other day of the year where a perfect kiss could mean more.

Dr. Sayed can help you achieve beautiful results that fit perfectly into your lifestyle just in time for Feb. 14. For natural-looking lip enhancement that gradually fades over time, we recommend fillers. For results that last a lifetime, we can discuss fat transfer or lip implants.

Fuller lips have become all the rage from Hollywood to NYC, and for good reason: They look amazing. Celebs like Kylie Jenner, Jenifer Hudson, and Lady Gaga (to name a few) have all admitted to getting – and loving – fillers. Whether you’ve seen your lips gradually become thinner as your body’s collagen production slows down, have always had thin lips, or want to try out luscious, full lips, lip enhancement can help.

Fuller lips provide a youthful appearance that’ll boost your confidence and have you looking fabulous. If you’re ready to get that perfect pout this year and add some spice to your love life this Valentine’s Day, lip augmentation might be the perfect fit. Dr. Sayed has a range of cutting-edge techniques available to fit every lifestyle.


Lip enhancement via fillers is a perfect way to try out fuller lips and surprise your loved one without needing to commit to surgery or permanent results. If you want that extra “wow factor” plump lips provide, fillers are a great first step.

We offer a range of different filler brands, which all work based on the same science, but have slightly different structural makeups. Depending on your desired result and treatment area, Dr. Sayed will help you figure out which one is best for you during your initial consultation.

We use the following products for lip augmentation:

  • Juvéderm® Ultra XC®
  • Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC®
  • Belotero®
  • Restylane® Silk®
  • Volbella®

All of our fillers are highly effective, safe, and FDA-approved to restore any lip volume you’ve lost over the years. Dr. Sayed carefully injects the filler into your lips using a small cannula to create plumpness.

The thought of injecting the lips can seem painful to some, but many lip fillers have mild anesthetics (like lidocaine) to significantly reduce discomfort. For sensitive patients, we can apply additional topical numbing cream. Following your procedure, you may feel some slight swelling or discomfort, but it will pass within a day or two. Applying an ice pack to the area can help too.

After just a few minutes in the office, your results will be immediately visible, and you’ll be good to return to your normal activities – no downtime necessary. Over the next several months to a year, your body will naturally absorb the filler returning your lips to their previous volume.

If you love your fuller lips and want to maintain the new volume, we can plan for touch-up visits to prolong results indefinitely, or discuss more permanent treatment options.

Lip Implants

If you’re ready to commit to lifelong results, lip implants can create a gorgeous lasting enhancement. If you’ve previously gotten fillers and decide to take the next step toward implants, we’ll need to wait for your body to absorb the filler completely before we schedule your procedure.

Dr. Sayed can then place FDA-approved SurgiSil™ implants, made of solid, soft, unshaped silicone, via a small incision in each corner of your mouth. This technique requires a delicate touch and skilled hand but leaves no visible scarring. Dr. Sayed can also combine implants with fillers to create further sculpting and customization.

Fat Transfer

For those patients looking to create permanent enhancement but avoid implants, we recommend a fat transfer. Dr. Sayed will first use liposuction to remove a small amount of fat cells from another area of the body. He then purifies these cells to prepare them for transfer and ensure you get newer, healthy cells with a higher likelihood of survival. Then, after a careful injection into the lips, you’ll see lasting results. Dr. Sayed can also use this method to rejuvenate other areas of the face.

Ready for the Perfect Pout? Schedule a Consultation

Full, luscious lips are having a serious moment. Modern techniques and technology are more advanced than ever and can create superb results you’ll love. Whether you’re looking for a one-time special Valentine’s Day surprise or lifelong results, Dr. Sayed can help.

He is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in cosmetic procedures on the head, neck, and face. To schedule a consultation at our San Diego or Newport Beach, CA, offices, please call us at 1-858-24SAYED or contact us online.