Lip Augmentation is a procedure that has become even more popular over the last several years since options with regard to technique and filler product has expanded. This procedure is effective in the enhancement of the size of the lips of patients who desire fuller, more voluptuous lips. It is usually necessary to treat the upper and lower lip, but this depends on each particular patient. The length of effective time of treatment varies with each filler product. I have been performing Lip Augmentation in NYC for over 20 years, and possess the skill and expertise to achieve optimal, natural results.
Lip Augmentation Consultation
A formal appointment is required to allow enough time during your visit to be treated, if you so desire. The consultation process, (plan to spend at least one hour if you desire treatment after consult) includes an in-depth discussion about your desires with regard to shape, size and recovery from Lip Augmentation. It is the surgeon’s task to explain all aspects of the procedure, the pros and cons, and most importantly, the concept of realistic expectations with regard to your result.
Candidates for Lip Augmentation
If you have concerns about the size or lack of fullness or shape of your lips, then Lip Augmentation may be for you. This procedure can enhance your appearance and improve overall self-confidence and self-esteem. The best candidates for Lip Augmentation are healthy individuals who are realistic about what the surgery can afford after a complete consultation.
How is Lip Augmentation Performed?
Scarring is not an issue because I use injectables. While there are numerous products on the market used for Lip Augmentation, I have achieved the best results utilizing Hyaluronic Acid, specifically Juvederm Ultra plus. This formula works so well and lasts longer because it is denser than other forms of Hyaluronic Acid. It has the extra benefit of having lidocaine, an anesthetic, mixed in it to ease pain of injection. I also utilize nerve blocks or topical anesthetics to maximize comfort level during Lip Augmentation procedure. The lips must be slightly overcorrected to obtain optimal results, and this overcorrection and swelling usually subsides within one or two days. Most people return to work the same day or one day later. Intense physical activity should be avoided for two to four days after the procedure.
Lip Augmentation Results
Longevity varies, but the result usually lasts 3-4 months, because the lips are an active area on the face. Lip Augmentation Procedure offers a natural option for anyone who desires fuller lips.The Lip Augmentation Procedure is performed in my office located on the Upper East Side in NYC. You will be given a follow-up appointment with me in 7-10 days, and minor touch-up, if needed, may be done then.
I have a great deal of experience with all aspects of Lip Augmentation, and comfortably possess the required expertiseto allow me to achieve the best possible results for you. If you have overly small delicate lips that make you feel uncomfortable, then Lip Augmentation may be for you.
Lip Augmentation FAQS
How much material will I need for my Lip Augmentation?
The amount of Juvederm Ultra plus needed to treat lips for Lip Augmentation varies by the size of your lips and the desired degree of fullness. Usually 1-3 syringes of material does the trick.
When can I return to work after Lip Augmentation?
While there is little pain and discomfort after Lip Augmentation, there is some swelling and slight over-correction to maximize results. For that reason, many of my patients either do not return to work on the day of the procedure, or take the following day off as well.
Will I be able to eat after Lip Augmentation?
I advise my Lip Augmentation patients to eat soup, pasta or anything that can be cut up in small pieces right after the procedure. After the first day, there are no restrictions.
How long will my results last after Lip Augmentation?
To maintain full lips, the Lip Augmentation Procedure must be repeated every 3-4 months. The material does not stay as long as it does in other parts of the face because of the active nature of our lips,. If you choose not to do it that often, over time your lips will gradually return to the size they were before you were treated, no smaller!
Why do you say that you take a conservative approach to Lip Augmentation?
Years of experience have taught me to be conservative regarding Lip Augmentation because I have seen too many patients treated by other doctors who were too aggressive, causing their patients to look silly with lips resembling those of a fish, Trout Pout!”