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Lip Augmentation

By Z Paul Lorenc, MD 5 months ago
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What is Lip Augmentation?

Lip augmentation involves any of these procedures: the use of injectables, fillers, fat transfer, or implants. Putting lip implants is a way to create plumper lips with longer-lasting results than those of injectables and fillers.

Surgical Lip Enhancement / Lip Augmentation | NYC

Just as with breast augmentation, lip implants come in saline or silicone. For a more natural look, the patient may choose to use a fat transfer method of gaining fuller lips. Another option for surgical lip enhancement is a lip lift. A lip lift tightens the lip skin and lifts its natural curve.

Who is the ideal candidate?

Lip enhancement through surgery may be right for you if:

  • Your lips have become droopy
  • You want fuller lips without having many repeat procedures
  • Your lips have thinned
  • Your lip line borders have faded

Lip Augmentation Procedure

When using saline lip implants, the surgeon inserts an implant into the lips through a small incision and then filled with saline. For silicone implants, the implant is inserted through the corners or tops of the lips and manually molded, much like an injectable filler. With a lip lift, the surgeon makes incisions at the base of the nose or corners of the mouth and elevates the skin to a higher position.

Quick Facts

  • General or local anesthesia with sedation
  • Long-lasting results
  • Normally an outpatient procedure
  • Recovery in about 2 weeks

Lip Augmentation Recovery

Your lips will feel tender for a short period of time. If swelling/bruising occurs, it should subside in two to three days. Eat soft foods until the incision wounds have healed.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are interested in Lip Augmentation and would like to see if you are a good candidate, contact our NYC office at (212) 472-2900 to schedule a consultation.

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