Lip Augmentation Can Increase Volume and Improve Contours
For patients who are unhappy with the appearance of thin, undefined lips, Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg offers advanced lip augmentation treatment to restore a more youthful appearance. Using dermal fillers or fat transfer, we can enhance the shape, symmetry, and volume of lips to help patients achieve a more luscious pout. At our Long Island, NY, practice, we are proud to offer the latest cosmetic services performed using the most advanced techniques. We can customize your procedure to meet your unique goals, helping to refine the border of the lips, improve their natural contour, and increase their volume.
What Happens When Lips Age?
Skin can change dramatically as we age, affecting both the texture and appearance of the lips. As fullness gradually decreases and skin loses its elasticity, lips can become flatter and thinner. Over time, fine lines can appear, taking the place of a smooth, uniform appearance. With the loss of pigment, the definition of the upper lip also becomes less distinct, impacting the balance between the lips and other facial features.’
Using dermal fillers or fat transfer, we can enhance the shape, symmetry, and volume of lips to help patients achieve a more luscious pout.
Am I a Candidate?
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your lips and seek to restore a more youthful look, lip augmentation may be right for you. During treatment, we can increase lip plumpness, as well as reduce the occurrence of fine lines and wrinkles. To qualify for this procedure, you should be in good overall health, without any systemic issues such as diabetes or blood-clotting disorders. Dr. Greenberg can review your medical history and evaluate your goals during your consultation to ensure your candidacy.
Types of Lip Augmentation
Depending on your cosmetic goals, we can use dermal fillers or fat transfer to restore lost volume. For the right patients, we can also place a lip implant for permanent results. Dr. Greenberg can help you decide which type is best for you. At our practice, we offer:
- Lip Augmentation with Dermal Fillers: This is the least invasive form of lip augmentation, and can generally be performed in less than 30 minutes. Dermal fillers provide immediate results that can last for four to six months. There are many different types of injectable fillers, including Restylane® and JUVÉDERM®, and Dr. Greenberg can help you choose the most effective solution for your goals. Fillers generally have a low risk of complications, but temporary side effects can include redness, bruising, swelling, tenderness, and minor discomfort.
- Lip Augmentation with Fat Transfer: During this procedure, we can perform liposuction and transplant fat deposits from another area of the body to the lips. This is a great option for patients who want to achieve leaner contours and rejuvenated lips. As this procedure incorporates fat from your own body, there is reduced risk of rejection or allergic reaction.
- Lip Implant: To help patients achieve lasting results, we can place a silicone lip implant, enhancing the symmetry and proportionality of lips.
At your consultation, Dr. Greenberg can review your treatment options and the overall cost to ensure you are confident in your decision.
Recovery after Lip Augmentation
We typically perform lip augmentation in the office, so you can return home the same day. It is common for some swelling and bruising to accompany any type of lip enhancement. If you receive dermal fillers, swelling can last about a week. Swelling resulting from a facial fat transfer can last longer, depending upon your rate of healing. Most patients can return to work within 24 hours of a dermal filler procedure, and up to two to three weeks of a fat transfer treatment. Dr. Greenberg can review at-home care instructions to help you achieve a smooth recovery.
Contact Our Office
Plump, shapely lips can complement your eyes, the contours of your face, and your overall appearance. If you have any questions about lip augmentation options or the procedures themselves, please do not hesitate to contact our office online to schedule a consultation with Dr. Greenberg. You can also call us at (516) 364-4200.