Lip augmentation is an aesthetic procedure designed to provide you with fuller, sexier, plump lips. Lip enhancement can also correct cosmetic irregularities in the lips such as asymmetry to achieve a perfectly proportioned pout and providing balance to the facial features overall. There are a variety of treatments that can enhance lip volume including injectable fillers, lip implants, or fat grafting.
Augmenting the lips should be done in a gradual manner so as to keep the lips looking natural. At Associates in Plastic Surgery, we use several different techniques to achieve beautiful and natural-looking results.
Lip Augmentation in New Jersey
Our board-certified plastic surgeons have extensive experience cosmetic procedures for the lips. We offer a comprehensive range of advanced lip enhancement treatments in our safe, comfortable and relaxing clinical office. Each patient is provided with the utmost care and attention, and delivered a customized treatment plan that is tailored to their unique anatomy, lifestyle and to reach their cosmetic goals.
Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler. Performing Juvederm lip filler injections is a straightforward procedure that can be done as an in-office treatment in a few minutes. The results of lip injections with hyaluronic acid fillers are natural-looking and may last up to 8 months. In addition to enhancing the volume and contour of the lips, Juvederm is ideal for reducing or eliminating lip lines (perioral rhytids) on the top and lower lip as well as fine lines and around the mouth
Fat injections, also referred to as fat transfer, can build up volume in thin lips over time using your own fat as a natural enhancement. This cosmetic surgery requires harvesting fat using liposuction and then injecting the fat in a specialized lip augmentation procedure. Fat injections are ideal for patients seeking permanent lip enhancement or who have allergic reactions to silicone or to ingredients in other dermal fillers.
Injections of silicone can gradually increase the size of the lips. Microinjection techniques are employed to build up the lips over time with only a minimal chance of side effects and little to no downtime. The results can be permanent because silicone is similar to placing an implant in the lips.
A lip implant can be used to accomplish the desired enhancement in a single visit, but these are used much less often nowadays due to the ease and fine tuning allowed with silicone injections.
Upper Lip Lift
The upper lip lift is a minor surgical procedure for the face where an incision is hidden under the nose and some skin of the upper lip is excised, followed by a plastic surgery closure of the lip which subsequently lifts it. This can be done under local anesthesia, but the upper lip has to be long enough to accommodate the excision.
Other surgical procedures that lift the upper lip are discouraged, especially when making an incision at the lip margin which may result in a noticeable scar.
FAQs About Lip Enhancement
Does lip augmentation hurt?
Because most dermal fillers have an anesthetic included in their formulation, any discomfort felt at the injection sites is typically mild. Other treatments such as lip lift and fat injections include a local anesthetic numbing agent to ensure your maximum comfort.
Can I combine other treatments with lip enhancement?
Am I a candidate for lip enhancement?
Candidates for lip enhancements are individuals with concerns about the shape and/or size of their lips. Good candidates are in overall good health and have realistic expectations.
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