Thanks to advances in cosmetic surgery, having luscious lips is attainable for more people than ever. Let’s take a look at how the experts at Preminger Plastic Surgery can help give our Manhattan patients luscious lips.
Fat transfer: This technique takes body fat from another part of the body and moves it to the target area of the body, enhancing the appearance. Using liposuction, fat is harvested from an area of the body such as the abdomen or thighs. The extracted fat tissue is processed, purified, and injected into the lips, increasing their size and fullness. While the needs of each patient vary, a typical fat transfer procedure can be completed in about an hour, although full results may not be visible for several months. In addition to improving the appearance of lips, this procedure also trims unwanted fatty tissue from another area of the body.
Fillers: Administered via injection, a filler is placed in strategic locations in the lips to improve their fullness, curvature, shape, and size. Undergoing a filler treatment is extremely convenient; it takes just a few minutes to receive the injection, and results can be seen right away. You will need to have follow-up treatments, as a filler injection will produce fuller, more luscious lips for about six months before the effects of the filler begin to dissipate and your lips return to their previous size. Preminger Plastic Surgery only uses hyaluronic acid fillers that are approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
Lip lift: This is a surgical procedure that elevates and recontours the lips. During a lip lift, tiny incisions are made inside the lips or under the nose. These small incisions make it possible for your Manhattan cosmetic surgeon Dr. B. Aviva Preminger to improve the contour and position of the upper lip. The result is a fuller, larger, and shapelier appearance of the lips. Unlike a fat transfer or filler treatment, which will need to be repeated at some point, the results of a lip lift are long lasting.
Lip implants: Another type of cosmetic surgery, a lip implant procedure entails the insertion of tiny silicone implants into your lips. These implants, once placed, boost the shape of your lips and increase your size. This procedure typically takes an hour or longer, but the results will be permanent.
The appearance of your lips changes as you age and can be affected by genetics, but certain behaviors also can make your lips look different. Smoking, for example, prematurely ages your lips and the surrounding skin. Sun exposure also can damage the aesthetics of your lips, as the ultraviolet rays lead to the break down of collagen, making your lips appear thinner. To protect the appearance of your lips, use a lip balm with sunscreen to prevent overexposure to the sun. And, if you use tobacco in any form, please try to quit as soon as possible.
If you want to learn more about how Preminger Plastic Surgery puts its expertise to work to improve the appearance of your lips, or you want to find out more regarding any of our cosmetic surgical procedures, call our office today at (212) 706-1900 to schedule a consultation.
Located on the upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City, Preminger Plastic Surgery is proud to offer world-class services in plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery.