Lip Augmentation in Westchester, NY
Every woman strives for full, shapely lips, but, unfortunately, few are born with them. Luckily, lip augmentation is a popular, non-surgical or minimally invasive procedure that can turn thin lips into luscious ones with dermal fillers or facial fat transfer. Dermal fillers require no recovery time and provide instant results. Fat transfer is slightly more extensive but offers longer-lasting enhancement. Women can choose the amount of desired lip augmentation, ranging from minimal fullness to a more dramatic pout.
Our board-certified cosmetic surgeons offer lip augmentation and other forms of facial cosmetic surgery for patients in Westchester, New York, and the surrounding areas.
Am I a Candidate for Lip Augmentation?Lip augmentation is chosen by women who:
- Have naturally thin lips
- Have experienced a thinning of their lips with age
- Want cosmetic improvements without lip implants
Most women are amazed at how much of a difference plumping their lips can make on the entire face. Luscious lips give your face a more youthful look while still appearing natural.
Lip augmentation may be appropriate for anyone over the age of 18 who would like to see an improvement in their face or lips. Candidates should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations of their results.
How Is Lip Augmentation Performed?
Lip augmentation is the plumping or reshaping of lips through injectable dermal fillers or facial fat transfer.
Lip Augmentation With Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are non-surgical injectables that use compounds of naturally occurring chemicals found in the body to restore fullness and shape. These injections are placed throughout the upper and lower lip, depending on your needs and desired level of enhancement.
Dermal filler injections are not permanent, and if you are not pleased with the results, your lips will return to normal after a short period. There are minimal risks with lip augmentation, with bleeding, infection, or uneven lips being rare. That being said, certain conditions or allergies make some individuals ineligible for this treatment.
Lip augmentation with dermal fillers often takes less than 15 minutes.
Lip Augmentation With Fat Transfer
Much like dermal fillers, facial fat transfer is an injection that restores fullness and shape. Here, fat is taken from an area of excess on the body, purified, and injected into the lips. Since this fat is natural to you, there is hardly any risk of rejection or allergic reaction.
What Is Lip Augmentation Recovery Like?
Many women love lip augmentation as it calls for virtually no recovery time. With dermal fillers, you can make an appointment during your lunch break and go straight back to work after. You may experience some slight tenderness, but this can be handled with over-the-counter pain medication. Some patients experience bruising or swelling, but this will disappear after a few days. Patients who choose lip augmentation with a facial fat transfer may require some downtime as the transferring material is taken from your body. Our surgeons will inform you about your expected recovery timeline during your consultation.
The results of lip augmentation are instant. You will leave the office with visibly fuller lips.
What Results Can I Expect From Lip Augmentation?
Many women are scared that they will have “duck lips,” and it will be evident that they have had work done. However, this should never be the case. Our surgeons will start you off with a small plump, offering a very natural look. You will only go up in volume as you feel comfortable.
Patients can expect to see results for up to one year with dermal fillers and longer for facial fat transfer (as the body does not absorb fat as readily). Repeated lip augmentation treatments can be performed as needed.
Interested in Lip Augmentation in Westchester, NY?
If you would like to learn more about the procedure and the cost of your lip augmentation in the Westchester area, call us at (646) 559-2854 or fill out our online contact form.