Like any other part of the skin, our lips can grow thinner, paler and more prone to wrinkles with age. Lip augmentation can give you the thick, full lips you’ve always wanted in a single visit. We offer several different treatment methods, so each patient can determine which one sounds best for them. To learn more about lip augmentation in NYC or Long Island, schedule a consultation with Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery today.
How Does Lip Augmentation Work?
There are three common types of lip augmentation: dermal fillers, silicone implants and fat transfer. All three are highly effective and work essentially the same way, with one or more injections into the lips. However, the three procedures offer different levels of permanence and each come with their own advantages.
Dermal filler injections are probably the most popular option. They use readily available fillers such as Restylane® or Juvederm®. Many patients prefer dermal fillers because the treatment takes less than a half hour, and the amount injected can be adjusted to any patient’s lip size. Dermal filler injections can last anywhere from a few months to a year, depending on the exact filler used. Many patients prefer this option because it requires no long-term commitment, but the treatment can be repeated once it wears off. Silicone implants offer permanent lip enhancement and can be easily customized to help you get the look you want. Fat transfer is quickly growing in popularity because it allows patients to remove unwanted fat from one part of the body and inject it into the lips, allowing for long-lasting, natural-looking results.
What Can I Expect from Lip Augmentation?
Lip augmentation, regardless of the method, is fast and simple. Even implants require no more than local anesthesia, and most patients are able to return home almost immediately afterwards. Dermal filler recipients usually require only 24 hours before they can resume their normal schedule, and fat transfer and silicone implants typically only require a couple days of downtime. All three procedures are thoroughly clinically researched and have been used by thousands of patients to achieve the look they’ve always wanted.
Why Choose Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery?
Stephen T. Greenberg, M.D., F.A.C.S is one of the nation’s premier cosmetic surgeons. He has appeared in many national publications and TV programs to discuss the newest innovations in cosmetic treatments, and he’s been named one of Long Island’s best cosmetic surgeons by LI Press for over ten years in a row. Contact us at Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery in New York and Boca Raton, FL today to learn more about lip augmentation or any of our other services.