Your smile is often the first thing people notice about you. And if you’re not feeling terribly confident about your lips, you may not feel as comfortable sporting your grin.
If you’d like to feel lovelier or sexier in terms of your lips, consider lip augmentation. Board-certified oculofacial plastic surgeon Robert M. Schwarcz, MD, with locations in Manhattan and in Scarsdale, New York, expertly uses lip fillers and other strategies to help you create the look you’re longing for.
How lip augmentation works
During lip augmentation, Dr. Schwarcz injects Restylane Kysse into your lips for added volume. Most fillers contain a numbing agent for increased comfort. Side effects such as swelling and bruising are to be expected, but tend to be mild and temporary.
While each treatment is unique, the injection usually adds about 1mL of filler to your lips. And the needle, which is quite small, doesn’t go deeper than 2.5 millimeters. Each lip filler treatment takes about 10 minutes, and you see your results immediately. Fillers may last for at least six months or as long as 12-18 months.
Dr. Schwarcz also offers autologous fat treatment, which uses fat from your own body as the filler, and lip augmentation surgery to create the look you desire.
Popular benefits of lip augmentation
More than anything, most people who opt for lip augmentation are seeking a look they can feel more confident or comfortable about. If you naturally have thin lips, for example, you can reap the benefits of a fuller, plumper shape.
Even if you haven’t had especially thin lips in the past, you might notice reduced volume as you age and your skin changes. In this case, lip augmentation can restore that fullness you miss, or even add to it to create the look you’d always wanted.
You might appreciate the smoothness lip fillers can bring if you have upper lip lines from a smoking habit. Lip augmentation can also improve symmetry in your lips, if yours are somewhat uneven as far as volume goes.
Another benefit of lip fillers is that they’re reversible. If you don’t love the end result, Dr. Schwarcz can inject hyaluronidase, an enzyme that dissolves the filler. The injectable form of lip augmentation is also only minimally invasive, requiring no downtime for recovery.
If you’re interested in lip augmentation through injections or surgery, call one of our offices to book an appointment today. You can also request an appointment using our online scheduling tool.