What are the Factors that Affect Lip Augmentation Cost?
If you want to restore youthful volume to your lips, you may benefit from lip augmentation at Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery. By guiding you through the many factors that influence lip augmentation cost, Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg can ensure that you make an informed decision. The number one consideration affecting lip augmentation cost is the surgical method you choose. At his Long Island, NY, practice, Dr. Greenberg will review all cost factors with, which also include anesthesia method and post-operative treatment.
Your Treatment Options
Dr. Greenberg can use one of three methods to perform your lip augmentation. The techniques have varying costs. Dr. Greenberg will help you choose the option that best matches your cosmetic goals and budget.
- Dermal fillers: Dermal fillers are the most conservative and economical option. They can be used to enhance the volume of your lips and, in some cases, stimulate collagen production. Results can last four to six months, and you will likely need touch-up treatments to maintain your results.
- Fat transfer: Fat injection is more costly than dermal fillers. However, the results are long-lasting, and Dr. Greenberg can achieve several cosmetic effects at once. First, he will perform liposuction, refining another area of your body, such as your abdomen or thighs. After isolating the fat cells, he will inject them into your lips to create a subtle, plumper effect.
- Lip implants: Lip implants offer permanent and dramatic results. Dr. Greenberg will help you choose the size and shape of implants that match your overall facial contours. He will place them through hidden incisions, and the entire treatment will typically take about one hour.
Anesthesia, Post-surgical Care, and Location
The type of augmentation procedure you choose will determine the sedation method and follow-up treatment that you require. In turn, these factors will affect the overall cost of your treatment. Dermal fillers require topical numbing medication and no post-treatment appointments. Therefore, the associated costs will be lower than the cost of other procedures.
Fortunately, Dr. Greenberg offers dermal fillers at each of his three locations. He can also perform more extensive treatments at his ambulatory surgery center in Woodbury.
With fat injection, you will typically receive local anesthesia. If you receive lip implants, local anesthesia or conscious sedation will be administered. Lip implants may also require more follow-up care, so your overall cost will typically be higher than with other methods.
Your costs will also depend on where the procedure takes place. Fortunately, Dr. Greenberg offers dermal fillers at each of his three locations. He can also perform more extensive treatments at his ambulatory surgery center in Woodbury. Therefore, we can provide accurate treatment estimates, and you will not have to worry about additional hospital fees.
Experience: Worth the Investment
If you are watching your budget, you may be tempted to choose a surgeon based on their lower costs. However, it is important to evaluate a surgeon’s overall expertise. Often, an inexperienced or unqualified surgeon will use lower prices to bring in patients. In these cases, you will face a higher risk for medical side effects and poor cosmetic results. Dr. Greenberg maintains years of surgical experience, and has also been featured in renowned publications.
At Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery, we participate in both CareCredit® and Prosper™Healthcare Lending. These third-party financing companies offer fixed, low, and no-interest repayment options. Our office team can help you find a solution that fits your budget and allows you to enjoy the enhanced appearance that you desire.
Receive Your Treatment Estimate
Dr. Greenberg strives to provide the results you desire, and is considered an expert in the field of cosmetic plastic surgery. To learn more about lip augmentation and the estimated cost of your treatment, schedule your personal consultation today.