About Lip Augmentation
Whether you have naturally slim lips or you have lost fullness in your lips as you have gotten older, nonsurgical lip augmentation may help create a fuller, more shapely pout. For nonsurgical lip enhancement, there are several dermal fillers that can temporarily volumize the mouth for a fuller look. If you are interested in learning more about lip augmentation, contact our facility in East Brunswick, NJ to schedule a consultation. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Smita Ramanadham will explain your options and help you create your custom treatment plan for lip augmentation.
- Dermal Fillers
Injectable dermal fillers, like Restylane or Juvéderm, can add temporary volume to the mouth and improve the visibility of lip lines.
Nonsurgical lip enhancement can give you more voluminous lips and a shapelier mouth. Based on your needs and goals, you may choose lip augmentation surgery for longer-lasting results or nonsurgical fillers to avoid recovery time. It may be good to begin with dermal fillers to understand how varying volume amounts appear and then get lip augmentation surgery. Ideal candidates for lower and/or upper lip enhancement at our practice:
- Have naturally thin lips or have age-related volume loss in the lips
- Have asymmetrical or uneven lips
- Want to balance the overall appearance of your face
- Have general good health
Minimally invasive lip enhancement may be achieved with dermal fillers, such as Restylane or Juvéderm. Injections can be done in one of our treatment rooms as an outpatient procedure. Based on the brand of dermal filler chosen, a local anesthetic may be in the formula or else a numbing cream may be applied on the treated area. Once your lips are cleaned, multiple injections will be administered in the selected areas and then the filler will be massaged for even results. You will be allowed to leave immediately after your treatment to continue your normal routine.
What to Expect
It is important to pay attention to the post-treatment instructions given by Dr. Ramanadham to have faster healing and the best results. After a lip enhancement procedure, your mouth will most likely feel tender or sore for several days. Cold compresses and nonprescription pain relievers are suggested to alleviate any discomfort and swelling. The improvements from a dermal filler may be visible anywhere from 3 – 12 months based on the injectable used for your procedure. Talk to Dr. Ramanadham about maintenance sessions to freshen up your lips.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does lip augmentation cost?
The cost of lip augmentation will depend on a number of factors, like whether you choose a fat transfer, implants, or dermal fillers. In your initial consultation with Dr. Ramanadham, she will develop your treatment plan and then discuss your costs. Additionally, our practice accepts a variety of payment methods, and we can help you locate low-interest medical financing to make your procedure affordable.
Can I get the lips of a specific celebrity?
You may come in and request the specific lips of an actor or actress. Having pictures of lips you want will help Dr. Ramanadham understand your goals; however, it can be unrealistic to create the exact lips of someone else. During your first appointment, Dr. Ramanadham will listen to your wants before talking about your choices to augment your lips. After that, she will work with you to develop your personal treatment plan.
Do lip enhancements look fake?
With her years of experience and training, Dr. Ramanadham performs lip enhancements so your outcomes will appear natural but still impressive. In your initial consultation, she will go over the desired shape and size of lower and/or upper lip enhancements to achieve your needs and goals.
Is lip augmentation reversible?
Generally, most patients are very happy with their lip augmentation. If you are uncertain about a more invasive procedure, Dr. Ramanadham might recommend fillers since they are minimally invasive. For dermal fillers, the formula will eventually absorb into your body so your lips will naturally return to their normal appearance.
Love Your Lips
Our East Brunswick, NJ practice wants to help you feel confident in the look and feel of your mouth. With lip enhancement options, you can have full, plump lips that enhance your overall appearance. Contact us to schedule a consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Ramanadham. She will evaluate your shape and contour to develop a personalized augmentation treatment plan to accentuate your pout.