Many of my patients really like the shape of their lips, they’re happy with how they look, but they just want a little more fullness, what I call a little more “pow.” To achieve this, there are many fillers that can do that, either to enhance the line between the normal facial skin and the red skin of the lip, or to augment the top or bottom part of the lip, or both, to make the lips larger.
Then there are other patients who just aren’t happy with their lips. The overall shape isn’t what they want, they’re too thin, they don’t have enough structure to them, there isn’t enough of a difference between the lip and their facial skin, and their lipstick bleeds.
For these patients, I recommend lip augmentation, also called lip enhancement. This is just one of the many ways I can help you achieve a more beautiful face. To learn more, click here.
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Several lip enhancement options
To enhance the fullness of the lips (make the lips larger), I use injectable fillers such as Juvéderm®, Restylane® and others.
To change the fundamental shape and provide a difference in the structure and highlights of the lip, I basically use the same injectable fillers that I use to make lips larger but the result is a different clarity, making the lips look more defined.
Either way, whether a patient wants to make their lips larger and fuller, or change their fundamental shape, injectable lip fillers are an excellent way to achieve this, and they last about 9 months to a year.
Another option for larger lips, if you are happy with the general shape of your lips and just want a little more enhancement, is to inject your own fat (taken from various areas of your body) into your lips. Approximately half of the injected fat will last long-term, even years.
However, I tell my patients that this is a different procedure than lip fillers which are injected, cause a little bit of discomfort, and the results are relatively immediate with minimal swelling. In contrast, although fat injections are a great way to enhance the lips, they cause a lot more swelling and therefore work best for patients who have sufficient downtime to recover from the procedure.
Think about combining lip enhancement with other facial procedures
Many of my patients choose to have their lips enhanced at the same time they’re having other facial procedures, such as a facelift, nose reshaping, eyelid surgery or Botox®. The overall result is a fresher, smoother, younger-looking face, highlighted by sexy, full lips.
You are a good candidate for lip enhancement if:
- You want to plump up thin lips or create a fuller look
- When you smile, your top lip or both lips disappear
- Your lips are uneven
- The shape of your mouth and/or your gums show when you smile
- You have vertical lip lines
- You want your upper and lower lip to match
- You want to refine the shape of flat or thin lips
How much does lip augmentation cost?
Because every person’s lips, mouth and face are different, and the results they are seeking from lip augmentation are specific to them, the exact cost of this treatment is determined after I have met with you and together, we have decided that this procedure can achieve the results you are looking for.
Considering lip enhancement surgery?
If you are thinking about lip augmentation, please contact me to schedule a free consultation. I will meet with you, explain the procedure and make sure you understand exactly what results to expect. Also, I will take all the time you need to make sure your questions are answered.
To learn more about the many facial procedures I offer
There are several facial procedures available to you in my plastic surgery practice. To learn more, please visit these pages on my website:
- Face procedures
- Eyelid surgery
- Fat injection
- Forehead surgery
- Hair restoration
- Lip enhancement
- Nose reshaping
Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), Samuel J. Beran, MD is a highly accomplished plastic surgeon with offices in Manhattan, Harrison and Mount Kisco, NY. With more than 20 years’ experience and a thorough command of the most advanced techniques and technologies, Dr. Beran consistently provides his patients with the highest level of plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast, face, skin and body. Recently, Dr. Beran was named a “Top Doctor” by RealSelf for his dedication to responding to consumer questions and patient feedback. The “Top Doctor” designation is awarded to less than 10% of the RealSelf physician community.