The art of beautiful, natural lip augmentation involves careful planning, meticulous technique, and comprehensive knowledge of the anatomy of the arteries, veins, nerves, and soft tissues of the face.
I create beautiful lips for my patients by maximizing the unique characteristics of your individual anatomy-- correcting any asymmetries, filling in any volume loss, and helping you achieve your goal look. I have personally performed lip augmentation for many print and runway models, working actors and actresses, savvy New Yorkers, and sophisticated visitors from out of town who desire the best in surgical technique.
I use only FDA-approved products made from Hyaluronic Acid, which is the substance that is found within the body's natural collagen stores. My preferred products are Juvederm and Restylane.
My lip augmentation process involves:
Sterile antiseptic technique
Analysis of your baseline lip and facial anatomy
Precise measurement with calipers, within half a milimeter of accuracy
Marking of anatomic boundaries and intended injection sites
Pre-treatment with numbing cream
Finely calibrated micro-droplet injection of Hyaluronic Acid filler (Juvederm or Restylane)
Post-treatment with antibiotic ointment
Post-procedural steroid treatment in selected cases
Lip augmentation is expected to last 4 to 12 months, although this varies depending on your bodies metabolic rate and the movement of the tissue. It is normal to have post-procedural swelling that can last up to 2 weeks, although nearly 100% of my patients are able to return to work and school within an hour of the procedure.