Lip Augmentation Plastic Surgery
PARAMUS LOCATION IN BERGEN COUNTY, NJ
Lip augmentation can help to restore fullness to your lips and reduce the appearance of fine lines around your mouth. During a consultation, Dr. Robert Zubowski, a board-certified New Jersey plastic surgeon and Medical Director of the Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Bergen County, or Dr. Brad Gandolfi can help you select the surgical or non-surgical lip enhancement procedure that is right for you. Your lip augmentation will be based on the degree of change you desire, your medical history, and preferences.
Plumper, fuller lips can be achieved in several ways: lip injections like Restylane® and Juvéderm® lip fillers or silicone lip injections, fat lip transfer, lip implants, or a lip lift.
- Lip injections are ideal if you’re not quite set on a permanent procedure, but want to see results for upwards of 12 months. The poutiness that lip fillers impart is significant. These injectibles are a perfect lip plumping technique to gain fuller lips temporarily, usually under a year.
- In lip fat transfer we take fat from another area of your body such as the hips, thighs or abdomen, and inject it strategically into your lips. Lip fat transfer treatment, can last about four or five years, is optimal if you are wary of synthetic lip injections, or suffer from reactions to Botox™ or other fillers.
- Lip implants will achieve the most permanent results for lip enhancement. A newer treatment, called PermaLip™, involves placing a small, soft silicone lip implant just under the soft tissues of the upper or lower lip. The relatively simple lip implant procedure is performed under local anesthesia utilizing small incisions in the corner of the mouth through which the PermaLip lip implants are placed. There is a short period of swelling usually lasting several days with very little discomfort. In fact, the PermaLip lip implant feels and looks more natural than any other method of lip augmentation. It is also permanent. The lip implants come in a various sizes to meet most patients needs and is indicated for both younger patients wanting to enhance the size of their lips, as well as older patients who may have lost volume over the years and want to restore a more youthful appearance. Finally, for those patients who may be nervous about the look or the size, the lip implant procedure is completely reversible.
- A lip lift surgery is a lip enhancement surgical procedure that permanently modifies the cosmetic appearance of the lips by reshaping them to increase the prominence of the vermilion border and to enhance the facial area above the lips into a more aesthetically pleasing shape.
Treatment time for lip augmentation can range from a half hour to over an hour. Dr. Robert Zubowski or Dr. Gandolfi will administer a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort during any lip augmentation procedure, and you can typically resume normal activities right away. However, you may need a bit more time to recover after a lip procedure involving lip implants.