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What is lip augmentation?

For years, full pouty lips have been a sign of youth and beauty. Lip augmentation can be achieved in many ways such as; lip injections with a Hyaluronic Acid (H.A.) fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane) or surgically with a lip implant such as Permalip by Surgisil. Dr. Hovsepian uses only the safest FDA approved methods and products to enhance the lips. Lip enhancement can be achieved by many procedures, some last longer than others. It is best to start with a Hyaluronic Acid (H.A.) lip filler such as Juvederm, Restylane, or Perlane to see if fuller lips meet your expectations. More permanent methods of lip augmentation can be achieved by implanting a soft pliable silicone implant, such as Permalip, for results that can last a lifetime.

Are you a candidate for lip enhancement?
If you are in good physical health and have reasonable expectations you may be a candidate for lip enhancement. Potential patients must have patience and understanding, as well as discipline to follow post-procedure protocol to increase their chances of a positive outcome. If the above pertains to you and you wish to augment, alter, resize, reshape or lift your lips, you may be a good candidate for lip enhancement. Dr. Hovsepian can transform your lips into your desired shape and size.

Indications for lip enhancement
Some indications for lip enhancement include small or deflated lips, asymmetry or reconstructive needs, drooping or sagging upper lip, wrinkling from smoking and/or aging.
During your consultation, Dr. Hovsepian will evaluate your unique needs and desired end results, explain the procedure, and help you determine which type of Lip Augmentation will work best with your body and skin type to achieve the look that you desire.

Contraindications for lip enhancement
Use of the following medications, or certain existing medical conditions, may be contraindications for lip enhancement procedures:
• Accutane use for six months prior or following the procedure. Accutane may increase
your chances of scarring.
• Collagen/scarring/connective tissue disorders.
• Lupus.
• Active diseases may affect outcome or increase risks.
• Problems with clotting.

How is the procedure performed?
Lip augmentation is a fairly quick procedure with little to no downtime, usually taking less than 30 minutes in the office. The procedure is performed under local anesthetic so that you will not have any pain during the actual procedure. The most common side effects are swelling and bruising. Your result will be final in about 1-2 weeks.

For a consultation with Dr. Hovsepian and for more information about lip augmentation please contact us.