If you would like to avoid the downtime of surgery, injectable fillers like Restylane and Juvéderm can help restore volume to your lips. When placed by an expert, these fillers can augment your lips in way that looks and feels natural.

Many physicians from a variety of fields inject facial fillers. However, there is an art to successful use of injectables. Standard applications of facial fillers can lead to flat results which do not create the desired visual impact.

Many times, just finding the best price does not lead to the best deal.

Not all providers of injectable fillers have the same degree of skill. Merely adding volume, will lead to a mediocre result at best. Why would you trust your face to anyone who is not an expert?

Dr. Kolstad’s expertise in facial fillers comes from spending a year training with one of Allergan’s Black Diamond Providers. The prestigious Black Diamond is awarded to the top 1% of practices and medical spas using Allergan’s Botox and Juvederm products. It is through working and learning from the best that Dr. Kolstad is able to deliver such high quality care to his patients.

In his experience, Dr. Kolstad has often found that different volumes are required for the upper and lower lips. The outer portions of the upper and lower lips should be treated very differently than the central part. And the lip border should be enhanced in a very specific way. As such, he adds volume throughout the lips so that they are enhanced in a natural and more attractive way. This unique way of injecting was learned from one of the world’s top injectors.

Facial fillers can be combined with BOTOX® Cosmetic and skin resurfacing procedures to provide the ultimate correction. Many times, a permanent improvement can be achieved through transfer of fat from you hip or belly. Only an expert in facial rejuvenation will know which combination is best for you.

About San Diego Lip Augmentation



Whether you were born with large, voluptuous lips or had them enhanced at our San Diego plastic surgery office, only you and Dr. Kolstad will know. When performed correctly lip augmentation should be so natural that even other plastic surgeons cannot tell which lips were “done” and which were not.
There are many injectable products that can be used to augment your lips. Dr. Kolstad recommends Juvederm over other injectable fillers (Radiesse, Restylane, Perlane). Juvederm can be placed artistically and looks and feels natural.

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Dr. Kolstad is known as a “fixer.” This patient requested correction of asymmetric results after a lip augmentation from a different provider. The uneven distribution of Juvederm resulted in the upper lip being larger on the left then the right. A cleft in the lower lip resulted in dental show and her teeth being visible at rest.

The skin over your lips is extremely thin. Uneven application of fillers in the wrong locations can lead to lumpy, palpable knots. Filler placed into your lips should only be done by a highly trained, highly qualified practitioner.

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Part of the aging process includes losing volume and definition of your lips. The border around your lips becomes indistinct and the red lip recedes into the mouth. A permanent way to restore the lost volume is with nonsurgical fat transfer. Unwanted fat can be removed from your abdominal or hip areas and placed into your lips and face. This natural volumizer is considered a permanent method of lip augmentation.

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Dr. Kolstad is one of the few San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeons offering Silikon 1000 for long lasting lip augmentation. This injectable filler is medical grade silicone and can be safely used to create long lasting voluptuous lips.



Something you will not find at our office are unnatural, over-inflated, duck lips, sausage lips or balloon lips.

If it doesn’t look natural, it doesn’t look good. Period. If you have questions about lip augmentation, please contact Dr. Kolstad at his La Jolla (San Diego) Facial Plastic Surgery office. We serve men and women in La Jolla, Del Mar, San Diego, Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas and Southern California.

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