Lip augmentation performed at our Manhattan office uses injectable dermal fillers or fat grafting to restore lost volume and definition while softening natural aging lines. As we age, the lips tend to lose volume, and the coveted "Cupid's bow" shape subsides. Fortunately, lip augmentation makes it possible to rejuvenate the lips with minimal discomfort and downtime. To learn more about how lip augmentation can help you achieve a youthful and alluring look, schedule a consultation with Dr. Craig Foster.
Candidates for Lip Augmentation
Those who wish to increase or restore fullness in their lips, or minimize the appearance of wrinkles around the lips, often make good lip augmentation candidates. The best results are achieved when patients are physically healthy and do not smoke. It is important for anyone considering this treatment to have realistic expectations about the process and end results.
What to Expect
During a consultation, Dr. Foster will evaluate your lips and natural skin tones to determine the best type of treatment to help you achieve your desired results. Local anesthetic may be used to numb the treatment site to alleviate any discomfort. Lip augmentation requires multiple injections to distribute the filler evenly and create a full appearance. An improved look will be noticeable almost immediately, though some minor swelling and bruising at the injection site may appear temporarily. In some cases, the lips will appear to be over filled, but this will resolve on its own within a few hours to a few days, depending on what type of filler is used and other factors. Many patients who have undergone lip augmentation experience satisfying results that complement their features and boost their confidence. Complications are rare. The results are not permanent, but patients can choose to undergo subsequent treatments to maintain their plump, full lips.
Dr. Foster offers a variety of lip augmentation solutions to meet your goals and needs:
- Collagen is the natural substance that gives our lips and skin structure and strength. Collagen breaks down naturally over time as we age, but injectable collagen fillers can restore this lost volume. The results of collagen injections typically last 2 to 4 months.
- Hyaluronic Acid (found in Restylane® and JUVÉDERM®) is another natural substance found along with collagen in our bodies that gives skin youthful volume and elasticity. The results of these treatments typically last 6 months or longer.
- Fat injections use your own fat to restore fullness in your lips. This is a popular treatment among those who have undergone liposuction in another area of the body, such as the midsection. Results can typically last for a year or more.
Schedule a Lip Augmentation Consultation
Dermal fillers and fat grafting have become incredibly popular over the years among those who wish to reduce the signs of aging in several different areas of the face. If you want to achieve plump, sexy lips, or if you have noticed that your lips have begun to lose volume, our lip augmentation solutions can help you. To learn more, please contact our office and schedule an appointment with Dr. Foster.