Proper shape enhances the beauty of the lip and, in turn, the beauty of the whole face. Lip augmentation accentuates the lip’s natural architecture and proportionality, adding shape, structure and volume.

What is lip augmentation?

Lip augmentation is a minimally invasive and non-surgical cosmetic procedure that gives a patient more shapely, fuller and plumper lips. It is most commonly done with a Juvederm or Restylane injectable of “hyaluronic acid,” a substance that occurs naturally in the body, making it safer, longer lasting, and far less risk intensive than earlier fillers.

Patients can expect their plush and shapely new lips to last for 6-8 months, or up to a year, depending on how the body deals with the change.

Lip Augmentation Before & After

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Benefits of Lip Augmentation

  • Lip augmentations can add shape, structure and volume to a patient’s lips.
  • A well-trained and experienced injector works with the patient’s existing look and physical makeup to accentuate the patient's natural beauty.
  • The results last for several months but are not permanent. In fact, unlike many other cosmetic procedures, lip augmentation is easily reversible if a patient later decides they’d like a different look.
  • Injections can be done slowly so as not to overshoot the look a patient is aiming for.
  • The filler compound is already naturally occurring in the body so allergic or adverse reactions are rare.
  • Lip Augmentation with dermal fillers is a very quick procedure and requires no downtown before or after the procedure.
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How Long Does Lip Augmentation Last?

Lip Augmentation is a long-lasting but impermanent cosmetic procedure. The product itself (hyaluronic acid) lasts for a year, however patients are more likely to experience anywhere from 6 to 9 months of visible results depending on their body type.

Lip Filler Options

Some patients have developed a liking for or are more comfortable with a particular dermal filler product. Thankfully, the composition remains fairly consistent among brands and, in the hands of an experienced injector, all produce great results.

Are There Any Negative Side Effects From Lip Augmentation?

Lip augmentation is a provenly safe procedure and is likely to generate little to no adverse reaction or dramatic side effects. Patients should expect to experience some swelling and minor bruising and a topical numbing agent can also be used to ensure the lip augmentation procedure is pain-free.

For 24 hours before the procedure, do not take blood thinners, including ibuprofen, aspirin, Vitamin E, alcohol, or fish oil, as these can increase the chances of bruising. And immediately after the procedure, avoid lipstick and placing any firm pressure on the lips. Your lips may be numb for 1-2 hours after the procedure.

Why Choose Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Stark?

As the fillers used are made of the same primary ingredient, a well-done lip augmentation lies fully in the hands of the injector. A little product goes a long way; the application is entirely visual, with no exact measurement. That’s why at Schwartz, we pride ourselves in having a team of well-trained, experienced, and qualified professionals with an unmatched aesthetic eye.

Our lip augmentation specialists will work with the patient in front of them to correct any asymmetry, accentuate the cupid’s bow, leave the philtrum unaffected, add volume to the body of the lip, leave the oral commissures natural and neutral, and have a clean and natural demarcation at the vermillion border. The lips are a complex but prominent feature that plays a large role in facial beauty.

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Meet Dr. Michael R. Schwartz

Double board certified in both plastic surgery and general surgery, Dr. Michael R. Schwartz is the go-to plastic surgeon for face, breast and body procedures. With over 20 years of experience, his vast expertise, meticulous eye for detail and rare level of artistry allow him to achieve results that are both beautiful and extremely natural.

Sought after all over the world for his expertise in plastic surgery, Dr. Schwartz has authored and presented numerous papers and has been an invited speaker at several national plastic surgery meetings. With his wealth of expertise, artistic skill and national reputation, few surgeons are more qualified than Dr. Schwartz to enhance your appearance and deliver the exquisite cosmetic outcomes you desire.

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Meet Dr. Jennifer Stark

Dr. Jennifer Stark is board-certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery to transform the appearance of the breasts, body, and face. Whether you seek a subtle or dramatic change, her innate talent and training as a classical artist inform her precision and perfection while sculpting the human physique. With outstanding listening skills and compassionate communication, Dr. Stark seeks to understand the specific concerns of her patients and use her expertise in the latest cutting-edge techniques, plus her artistic attention to detail to make her patients’ aesthetic dreams come true. Her comprehensive approach to patient care ensures patients are fully informed every step of the way, so they can feel comfortable and assured in her hands.

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