Procedures > Lip Augmentation

 

Full and vivacious lips have always been recognized as aesthetically important features. Some of us however, are born with thin, ill-defined lips. But the appearance of our lips is now within our control. During the lip augmentation procedure, there are many options that Dr. Schwartz can discuss with you at your complimentary lip augmentation consultation.

The lip augmentation procedure may involve borrowing a piece of tissue from somewhere in a patient’s body and grafted into one or both lips. Lip augmentation may also involve injecting cosmetic filler into the lips for the purpose of enhancing size and shape. 

The result of lip augmentation is quite simply – fuller lips.   Lip augmentation can be done to one or both lips.  Patients at our Woodbury, Long Island Cosmetic Plastic Surgery office generally prefer to have lip augmentation performed on both lips.  One of the main reasons why lip augmentation is such as popular cosmetic procedure on Long Island and all over the world is because of the immediate results.  Lip augmentation is usually a quick process in which the lips are augmented using the patient’s own tissues (fat injections) or biologic tissue fillers such as Restylane or collagen.

Patients who desire fuller lips are good candidates for lip augmentation.  Lip augmentation may involve either fat injections or natural fillers.  When it comes to fat injections, the fat is liposuctioned from the patient’s hip area or another area based on the individual.  The fat is then processed and injected into the patient’s lip. Another option is Restylane, which comes in a prepackaged syringe that is used to inject the filler into the lips.

Lip augmentation offers the option of both non-surgical and surgical treatments.  Lip augmentation is often performed with injectable fillers.  In summary, when it comes to lip augmentation, there are many options ranging from temporary to permanent that Dr. Schwartz will be happy to discuss with you at your complimentary lip augmentation consultation at our Woodbury, Long Island Cosmetic Plastic Surgery office.