Augmenting the lips should be done in a gradual manner so as to keep the lips looking natural. There are several different techniques used:
Performing Juvederm injections is the easiest procedure. It can be done as an in-office procedure in a few minutes. The results are natural and may last up to 8 months.
Fat injections can build up the lips over time using your own fat as a natural enhancer.
Injections of silicone 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. The results can be permanent because silicone is similar to placing an implant in the lips.
Lip implant can still be used to accomplish the enhancement at a single visit, but these are used much less often nowadays due to the ease and fine tuning ability of silicone injections.
Upper Lip Lift
The upper lip liftis 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.
Everything we do at Associates in Plastic Surgery to enhance the lips is done in a natural manner so you can enjoy your enhancement without looking artificial. Learn more by calling (800) 860-1435 or filling out the form on this page. We serve patients from New Jersey and Staten Island, NY.