You want your lips to be seen. In fact, after your eyes, your lips may be the feature that most people focus on naturally whether you’re having a conversation or just spending time together. Full, beautifully shaped lips not only bring your face into balance, but they also help you express your personality and give you a sex appeal and confidence that few other features can. You want your lips to look great, but you probably have found that you can only go so far to enhance them through simple make-up and cosmetics.

If you feel dissatisfied with the look of your lips or you feel they could just look better, luckily you have many options available to you to bring them new life. For example, Dr. Patel can enhance this crucial feature using one of several safe and long-lasting fillers that can create volume and shape, and that will bring a smile back to your face and get you that much-wanted second look. Best of all, you can have most lip augmentation procedures done in your doctor’s office on an outpatient basis, making this procedure ideal for even the busiest individuals.

What treatments are available to plump thin lips?

Among the most common and popular procedures to address thin lips are fillers. Juvederm and Restylane, for example, offer safe ways to return volume and shape to the lips. Both products rely on the properties of hyaluronic acid — a substance which naturally occurs in the body. Hyaluronic acid attracts water and binds to it, naturally hydrating and volumizing areas of the body where it is in high concentration. Since your body already naturally produces this acid, you can have these treatments with confidence that you will have an extremely low risk of adverse side effects.

What is the lip augmentation procedure like?

If you elect to have lip augmentation, you can expect to have a single, quick office visit unless you need or desire very substantial increases in your lip volume. Your board-certified facial plastic surgeon will seat you comfortably and cleanse the treatment areas, then apply a topical numbing agent.

After about 20 minutes, when the numbing agent will have reached its full effect, your board-certified plastic surgeon will make several injections into the treatment area. The injections themselves may take as little as 10 minutes to complete. While it may take a little longer for your numbing agent to wear off, you may immediately return to your normal plans for the day and begin enjoying the new fullness in your lips immediately.

Will my lips look “natural” after treatment?

Yes, your lips will look natural after your procedure, provided you have carefully selected a qualified and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, and you have talked with them in detail about exactly what you hope to achieve from your lip augmentation procedure.

While the lip augmentation procedure is simple to perform, you will get the best results in the hands of an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon with a track record of previous successful lip augmentations and who very clearly understands what you desire and what will work best with your unique facial features and anatomy.

While the lip augmentation procedure is very fast, you should, however, expect to spend a significant amount of time ensuring that you have selected the right doctor for your needs — and one you can trust. Here’s the good news. Once you have selected your doctor and have had your procedure, you can enjoy your full, luscious lips for 6 to 12 months before you will need any touch-ups.

Lip augmentation, a small procedure that will give you big results

Our lips are a small feature, but one which makes a big impression on those we meet. You want this very expressive and alluring feature to enhance the look of your face not detract from it. When you know all of your facial features work together and bring out the best in each other, you can go into any situation with a renewed sense of confidence and a feeling of attractiveness that no one can deny. You don’t have to live with lips that don’t add to your look or live up to your expectations. With so many options available and with procedures that are quick and minimally-invasive, now is the time to take that next step towards looking your best.

Call New Reflections Plastic Surgery today at 732-354-3792 to schedule an in-person consultation with Dr. Nikesh K. Patel M.D. or to learn more about how a lip augmentation procedure can improve one of your most prominent facial features. Let New Reflections Plastic Surgery help you look your absolute best today.