Lip Augmentation in New York, NYFull and luscious lips are something many women strive for. However, genetics and age often have a plan of their own and may leave you with thinning lips. Our team can perform lip augmentation using dermal fillers or fat transfer to achieve a fuller, natural-looking pout you’ll love showing off.
What Is Lip Augmentation?Lip augmentation is a reshaping or plumping of the lips through injectable fillers or facial fat transfer. At New Look New Life, we use a range of dermal fillers—sometimes called lip plumpers—to help patients achieve fuller lips. Our New York cosmetic team is highly skilled in safely and effectively using lip injections such as Restylane®, Restylane Lyft™, and JUVÉDERM®.
Why should I choose New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts?
Our surgeons at New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts are committed to providing you with your ideal, beautiful cosmetic results. When you choose New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts, you can feel confident that you will be treated with the highest quality care and attention no matter how big or small your procedure is.
What Are the Benefits of Lip Augmentation?
Lip augmentation is performed to:
- Achieve fuller, larger lips
- Enlarge naturally thin lips
- Plump lips that have thinned with age
- Balance uneven lips
- Reduce the appearance of thin lines around the lips
Am I a Candidate for Lip Augmentation?Candidates for lip augmentation are men and women looking to improve their overall facial appearance with lip augmentation surgery.
What Is Discussed During My Lip Augmentation Consultation?Lip augmentation surgery is customized to your needs to provide you with the results you desire. During your consultation, your surgeon will:
- Discuss your goals for the procedure
- Take photos
- Review your medical history
- Explain your surgical options
- Determine if you are a candidate for the procedure
- Create a customized surgical plan
How Can I Personalize My Lip Augmentation?To personalize your lip augmentation, we can use lip fillers and fat transfer from another part of your body to achieve lip fullness. Patients are often surprised by how a simple improvement to their lips can awaken their whole facial appearance.
How is Lip Augmentation Performed?Using a topical anesthetic, your lip enhancement physician will gently numb your lips to ease your comfort during the injections. Depending on your desired level of enhancement, they will expertly make small injections across the lips to insert the filler. Careful attention is paid to balance and a smooth, natural feel.
Which Type of Lip Augmentation Is Right for Me?Some patients opt for fat transfer, involving the injection of your own fat cells into the lips, which tends to produce longer-lasting results.
Other patients choose fillers or injectables for a less invasive option. Injectable fillers can also be added to other areas of the face to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
What Are Your Concerns About Lip Augmentation?
What Will My Lip Augmentation Recovery Be Like?
There is virtually no recovery period after lip injections. You may feel slight tenderness as the topical anesthesia wears off; this is easily managed with over-the-counter pain relievers. Some swelling or bruising may occur and will resolve in a week or so.
Is Lip Augmentation Painful?
Many of the lip fillers used during lip augmentation contain numbing agents themselves, so the procedure is virtually painless.
Will My Lip Augmentation Leave Scars?
Since no incisions are made during lip augmentation, you will not be left with any scarring.
How Much Does Lip Augmentation Cost in New York?Lip augmentation is an affordable way to enhance your appearance with a simple yet rejuvenating procedure. However, since lip augmentation is a personalized procedure, lip augmentation cost will vary between patients. We will review the costs with you during your consultation.
What Are Some Frequently Asked Questions About Lip Augmentation?
How should I prepare for my lip augmentation?
Lip augmentation requires almost no preparation, but you should avoid smoking for two weeks before and after the procedure to promote proper healing.
How long does lip augmentation take to perform?
Lip enhancement with synthetic fillers can be completed in less than 10 minutes.
When will I see my lip augmentation results?
You will notice your lip enhancement results immediately—that’s the beauty of lip injections.You will leave our New York City office with lush lips the same day as your treatment. Due to swelling, your lips will initially look somewhat larger than their final appearance after complete healing takes place. Your surgeon and our entire team are all committed to natural enhancements; so, while your lips will look and feel much fuller, they will be evenly and appropriately sized to fit your facial features.
How long does lip augmentation last?
Synthetic lip fillers typically last about six months and can easily be repeated in a follow-up procedure.
Can I drive home after lip augmentation?
Since lip augmentation does not require general anesthesia or IV sedation, it is safe to drive home immediately after your appointment.
What are the risks associated with lip augmentation?
Lip augmentation through facial fillers is extremely safe. Occasionally, patients experience some itching or redness at the injection sites. The risk of bleeding, infection, or uneven lips is rare but possible.
If you are experiencing any unusual side effects of your lip augmentation surgery, please call Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Kim immediately.
At New Look New Life, helping you achieve beautiful results with minimal time away from your busy life is our goal. Dr. Victoria Karlinsky-Bellini is a New York cosmetic surgeon whose eye for detail and careful attention to her patients showcases itself in the gorgeous and natural-looking results they are able to provide. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Karlinksy-Bellini give our office a call today at one of our two New York locations (Manhattan and Westchester) and get ready for a new, more confident you.