Lips play a significant role in facial aesthetics, often one of the first features people notice when you smile or say hello. Since they are so prominent, many individuals seek ways to enhance or refine their lip appearance. Several cosmetic procedures offer options to achieve perfect lips, catering to various aesthetic goals and preferences, and are available through our team at LM Medical NYC.
Lip Filler Injections
Lip filler injections, commonly using hyaluronic acid-based fillers, are a popular non-surgical option for lip augmentation. This minimally invasive procedure involves injecting fillers strategically into the lips to add volume, define the lip borders, create symmetry or address thin or asymmetrical lips. It is a versatile option allowing for precise control over the amount of augmentation and natural-looking results. The effects are temporary but almost instant and typically last several months, requiring periodic maintenance injections for sustained results.
Lip Lift Surgery
A lip lift is a surgical procedure aimed at enhancing the appearance of the upper lip. It involves removing a small section of skin from the area between the nose and upper lip, known as the philtrum. By lifting and shortening the upper lip, the procedure can create a more defined lip shape, increase the visibility of the upper teeth and provide a more youthful appearance. Lip lift surgery is a permanent solution that offers dramatic and immediate results, particularly beneficial for individuals seeking a more prominent upper lip.
Fat Grafting (Lip Augmentation with Fat Transfer)
Fat grafting involves the transfer of a patient’s own fat from one area of the body, typically harvested through liposuction and injecting it into the lips to enhance volume and shape. This procedure offers natural-looking results as it uses the patient’s own tissue. Fat grafting can provide a more subtle enhancement compared to fillers and is suitable for individuals looking for a longer-lasting solution. While some of the transferred fat may be reabsorbed by the body, the remaining fat usually establishes itself permanently in the lips.
Lip Reduction Surgery
Lip reduction surgery is a procedure designed to decrease the size or volume of the lips. It is suitable for individuals with naturally large or disproportionately sized lips who seek a more balanced appearance. During the surgery, Dr. Lesley Rabach removes a specific amount of tissue from the lips to achieve the desired shape and size. This procedure offers permanent results and can improve facial harmony for those desiring a reduction in lip size.
Before opting for any lip enhancement procedure, it is essential to consult with a board-certified facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Lesley. She will evaluate your lip structure, discuss your goals and recommend the most suitable approach based on your individual anatomy and desired outcomes. Understanding the potential risks, recovery time and realistic expectations for each procedure is crucial in making an informed decision about achieving the perfect lips that align with your aesthetic preferences. To schedule a cosmetic lip consultation, contact us at LM Medical NYC.