Full, luscious lips are an essential part of a beautiful smile and can be a sign of youthfulness and sensuality. Unfortunately, many women struggle with thinning lips as they age, and lip augmentation can help to restore a more youthful appearance.
Depending on your unique aesthetic goals, lip enhancement can take the form of either fillers or permanent implants to achieve a plumper pout you love showing off! At Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery, Dr. Green has over two and a half decades of experience in enhancing the natural beauty of her patients with non-surgical cosmetic rejuvenation, including dermal fillers and lip augmentation in NYC.
Fillers: Using FDA-approved injectable fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm and Volbella, we can add volume to the lips and smooth lines in the surrounding skin. These fillers provide the fullness you crave, while also restoring natural-looking lip contours for a subtle, fresh appearance.
The results of lip augmentation can last for up to six months. However, it is best to maintain your results by receiving a series of treatments. Younger patients who metabolize fillers quicker may require more frequent augmentations than older patients with a more significant loss of lip volume.
Fat transfer: If you don’t want to undergo a surgical procedure, we offer a fat transfer technique that uses your own fat tissue for enhanced lips. The fat is harvested from your abdomen, purified, and injected into your lips for a soft, natural look that lasts.
In addition, hyaluronic acid fillers can improve fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, making your lips look more youthful. These dermal fillers are safe, effective and provide a more lasting result than artificial implants and fat transfers.
Direct lip-lift: If you have drooping lips and a long lip-to-nose distance, the Lip augmentation doctor can perform a direct lip lift to increase the height of your red lip and decrease the length of the lip-to-nose distance by increasing the amount of the front teeth showing. This procedure can be paired with a chemical peel or laser to further enhance your facial appearance.
Recovery: The lip-lift will cause swelling for a week or two. The surgeon will then close the incisions. During recovery, you will be advised to avoid alcohol and smoking.
Tissue grafting: We can also use your own tissue for an even more permanent lip-augmentation. During this procedure, your surgeon removes a thin strip of fat and collagen tissue from your body.
This is often done as part of a face-lift, and it provides a more natural result that lasts longer than a simple lip-lift. There is still swelling for a few weeks, but recovery is faster than with a lip-lift.
The procedure can be performed as an outpatient service or in-office surgery under local anesthesia. Before any augmentation, we will sit down with you for a consultation to discuss your unique aesthetic goals and anatomy.
If you are considering a lip augmentation in New York, we encourage you to contact our practice to schedule a consultation. You will have the opportunity to speak directly with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon who can answer any questions you may have about the procedure. We are confident that you will be delighted with the results of your lip augmentation in New York.