Am I a Candidate for Lip Augmentation?

Do you have naturally thin lips that disappear when you smile or seem out of proportion with the rest of your features? Or has your pucker simply wilted and withered with age, becoming narrower, less defined, and more lined as the years go by? 

Apart from Botox®, no other minimally invasive cosmetic treatment has exploded in popularity quite like nonsurgical lip augmentation, and it’s easy to see why: A few tiny injections are all it takes to restore smooth, full lips or create a more pillowy pout for months at a time. 

As one of New York City’s most skilled and experienced cosmetic specialists, Craig A. Foster, MD, combines an individualized approach with precision, consistency, and a light touch to deliver beautiful lip augmentation results every time.

Here’s how to determine if this popular treatment is right for you.

Lip augmentation explained

Like any feature that defines your appearance, lips come in many different shapes and sizes. Some people have naturally thin lips or a thin upper lip, while others have full lips, a fuller upper lip, or a heavier bottom lip. 

As one of the simplest and most effective beauty enhancements for women of all ages, lip augmentation aims to restore or create optimal lip volume, definition, and texture through the skillful injection of a temporary filler.

Dr. Foster offers two kinds of lip fillers — an all-natural fat filler that’s harvested from your own body via minimally invasive liposuction, and a top-tier collagen filler that’s FDA-approved for lip augmentation. 

A fat filler adds or restores fat to plump your lips and subtly redefine their shape, while a collagen filler acts as a temporary fat substitute to achieve the same effect. 

Is lip augmentation right for me?

Smooth, voluminous lips have long been considered a hallmark of feminine youth and beauty. Unfortunately, not everyone is blessed with perfectly proportioned lips, and even women who are gifted with a full, shapely mouth often find that their lips get thinner and less defined with age.

Lip augmentation may be an ideal solution for you if you have:

Whether you don’t like how normal, age-related skin and facial changes have affected your lips, or you simply feel that fuller, more contoured lips would be a better match for your persona or create a better aesthetic balance for your face, lip augmentation can give you the results you’re after. 

If you have fairly full lips that you’d like to subtly enhance with a filler, you may be better off trying a volumizing cosmetic product that’s designed to temporarily plump them up. That’s because lips are very sensitive to filler, and even a small amount can make full, shapely lips protrude in an unnatural and inelegant way. 

Volumize and redefine your lips

Whether you’ve just entered your twenties, you’re making your way through your forties, or you’ve already reached your sixties, lip augmentation is a quick and easy way to get beautiful, voluminous lips that make you feel more confident in your smile and your appearance.

Although it takes just a few well-placed injections to achieve immediate and lasting results, lip augmentation is a temporary treatment that must be repeated every few months if you want to maintain your results. 

Dr. Foster can discuss which kind of filler is best suited to your lip structure and aesthetic goals, and how long you can expect your results to last, as fat fillers tend to last longer than collagen fillers.

If you’re ready to give your lips a beautiful boost, we can help. Call 212-744-5011 to schedule a visit with Dr. Foster in our office in Manhattan, New York City.

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