Full lips are aesthetically appealing, but some of us are born with thin, ill-defined lips. And over time, our lips lose their fullness with age. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your lips, your self-confidence may suffer. But full, well-defined lips can be yours with a lip augmentation procedure from Manhattan Surgical Care. To learn more about our lip and skin care treatments, and our experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Basil Pakeman, please call us at 212-308-1566 .
Augmenting your Lips with Dermal Fillers
Lip augmentation is a treatment that offers patients full, plump lips. Fine lines, wrinkles, thin lips and drooping corners of the mouth can all be improved with injectable dermal fillers. Many types of dermal fillers can be used, but hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane are the most common today. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the body that increases volume of the lips.
What can I expect from my Lip Augmentation Procedure?
Lip augmentation is fast, simple, and has little to no recovery time. In less than an hour, our injection specialist will inject a dermal filler like Restylane into the lips, producing almost immediate results. Most patients will continue to see improvement in the coming days and weeks, and the long-term results tend to last about 6 months before another injection would be needed to maintain the results. Our lip augmentation procedures are individualized to provide a safe and effective treatment option.
What are the Benefits and Risks?
The unique formula of a modern dermal filler like Restylane can remain in your skin for many months without issue. Other advantages of today’s lip augmentation treatments include:
- Control: Dr. Pakeman controls lip volume according to the amount of filler injected.
- Pace: Injections may be administered gradually over a period of time.
- Smoothness: Any potential bumps are easily dissolved.
- Lasting but reversible results: Results are long-lasting, but since they’re not permanent, you can easily change your look.
Side effects are uncommon, but you may experience temporary swelling or bruising at the injection site.
If you are interested in lip augmentation in Manhattan or New York City, please contact Manhattan Surgical Care to schedule a consultation with experienced cosmetic surgeon Basil Pakeman, MD, FRCS.