Lip augmentation is having a moment, thanks to celebrities who desire plumper, more sensuous pouts. But lip enhancement at our Long Island practice is more than a popular trend. Thinning lips is one of the most common signs of aging and restoring volume with the newest generation of injectable fillers is a proven treatment.
Plastic surgeons have understood for a long time that sagging skin is only one part of the equation when it comes to what causes faces to look older. Equally important is the loss of volume, which creates a sunken or hollowed out look in the cheeks and around the eyes. It’s the volume loss that causes lips to look thin, which can make someone appear older than they are.
Few patients want lip augmentation using implants, but fillers are a very popular treatment. Not all fillers get the same results when used in the lips, however, and the most prominent filler manufacturers have developed products specifically designed to restore lip volume.
The most appropriate fillers for lip enhancement include:
- JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC: This hyaluronic acid (HA) filler instantly adds fullness to the lips and provides results that are proven to last up to one year for lip enhancement.
- JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC: JUVÉDERM’s lip augmentation filler, VOLBELLA, has a lower concentration of hyaluronic acid, so it absorbs less water than other fillers. That helps produce results that look more natural.
Whether you prefer JUVÉDERM or other fillers, the choice of the injector is the most important decision you’ll make. A qualified, experienced injector can answer your questions about the treatment and should have before-and-after photos of patients she or he has actually treated.
At Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Romanelli and Dr. Pincus perform all filler treatments. Our skilled doctors take a conservative approach to lip augmentation to avoid results that appear unnatural, such as the dreaded “duck lips”. We can also combine lip enhancement with other nonsurgical treatments to produce a more comprehensive facial rejuvenation.
Watch Dr. Pincus perform lip enhancement in this video that was shown live on our Facebook page: