The lips play a critical role in our appearance and our lives, despite being such a small part of our overall facial structure. They are usually the first thing we notice about others and the first thing people notice about us, probably because they are continually moving and changing as we talk, eat, show emotion, and even breathe! So it should come as no surprise that unhappiness with the appearance of the lips, even in the smallest way, can have a major impact on our self-esteem and self-confidence. If you are dissatisfied with the size or shape of your lips, and would like smooth, full, and sensual lips to enhance your smile and rejuvenate your whole appearance, a lip augmentation may be the perfect procedure.
Lip augmentation is a safe and effective cosmetic procedure that will improve the shape and volume of the lips. It is designed to enhance lips that are naturally thin, small, underdeveloped, or flat, and can correct lips that are naturally loose or droopy. Lip augmentation is also appropriate for individuals whose lips have become thin, droopy, or saggy as a result of the natural aging process. It can even address wrinkles and lines on or around the lip and reverse years of damage caused by gravity, smoking, and environmental exposure. It is the ideal treatment for individuals who are seeking sensual lips with fullness, smoothness, and a naturally-beautiful shape to enhance and rejuvenate the entire face!
Because the lips present a small target area and yet have such a central position on the face, even small changes can have a dramatic impact on your appearance, and unfortunately, it is all too easy for a lip augmentation to appear unnatural or displeasing. Therefore, it is critical to select a surgeon who is an expert in both surgical and non-surgical facial procedures to ensure that your results are balanced and naturally beautiful. Medical Director Dr. Jason A. Shapiro, MD and the board certified surgeons at Tribeca Medaesthetics in Miami Beach, Florida all share a dedication to tasteful artistry, attention to detail, and mastery of the latest cutting-edge surgical and non-surgical techniques. They pride themselves on designing individualized treatment plans custom-tailored for every patient, to ensure that your unique beauty is enhanced with the full, sensual lips you desire.
LIP AUGMENTATION OPTIONS
Lip augmentation is a highly individualized procedure designed to enhance the size and shape of the lips. There are a variety of options and techniques for lip augmentation, depending on each patient’s specific medical history and aesthetic goals. At your initial consultation, Dr. Shapiro and the staff at Tribeca Medaesthetics will help you understand the differences between the available options and the benefits and risks of each, and will work closely with you to help you select the procedure or combination of procedures best suited to achieve your goals. The three main options are:
Injectable dermal fillers: Injectable fillers are a highly popular non-surgical augmentation technique, due to the fact that the treatment is fairly quick with minimal downtime. But perhaps most importantly, fillers offer a wide range of customization, ensuring that your lips are exactly the shape and size you want. These fillers are designed to be very durable, although each product varies in longevity. The staff at Tribeca Medaesthetics will work with you to determine which filler is appropriate for you, given your unique aesthetic goals.
Fat transfer: If you are planning a liposuction procedure or are seeking a truly permanent lip augmentation, you may be interested in a fat transfer. This procedure enhances the lips utilizing fat from a donor site on the patient’s body, usually the thighs, abdomen, or buttocks. Because it does not involve foreign tissue, the risk of rejection is minimal and the likelihood of permanent integration is greater. As with fillers, this procedure is very customizable and will allow you to tailor your results to meet your aesthetic goals. However, this is a surgical procedure, and while it is minimally invasive and usually only involves minor discomfort, a recovery time of a couple of days is generally required.
Lip Lift: If you are troubled by signs of aging on or around your lips, a lip lift can give your mouth, and even your entire face, a youthful, rejuvenated appearance. A lip lift does not add fullness or volume utilizing fat or fillers; instead, it addresses the elongation of the upper lip that often results from the natural aging process. By lifting the upper lip and shortening the distance between the lip and nose, the lips appear more relaxed and natural, while the appearance of fullness is created as the lips are pulled slightly upwards and outwards. A lip lift can be performed in the office under local anesthesia and requires a few days of downtime, but the result is a permanently refreshed and rejuvenated smile!
At Tribeca Medaesthetics, we make it a priority to keep abreast of the latest technological advances in the field of cosmetic facial surgery, and our skillful surgeons employ these cutting edge techniques to ensure safe procedures and beautifully natural-looking results. Medical Director Dr. Jason A. Shapiro, MD and all the board certified plastic surgeons at Tribeca Medaesthetics believe that having well-informed patients is vital to the success of every cosmetic surgery procedure, and will take the time to thoroughly and patiently review all of your surgical and non-surgical options and procedural details. As with any surgery or procedure, there are potential risks; however, in the capable hands of Dr. Shapiro and the Tribeca Medaesthetics staff, you can rest easy knowing that your safety is our first priority, and that we will take great care to minimize any potential complications during and after your procedure.
If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your lips, if there are aspects of your facial appearance that you would like to improve, or if you have additional questions about lip augmentation or any of the facial procedures offered at Tribeca Medaesthetics, please contact our office today. We look forward to speaking with you, and to setting up your initial consultation with our board certified plastic surgeons at Tribeca Medaesthetics.