Lip Augmentation

A full, voluptuous pout is an enviable symbol of beauty in our time. The vast majority of people are born without the full lips so in demand today. With injectable fillers – Restylane, specifically – you can enhance your lips to look flawless and beautiful. Choosing an experienced lip injector is key to getting results that look great without looking “overdone.”

Whether you want a dramatic pout, a subtle enhancement or something in between, Dr. Jonathan Fugo has the injection experience and knowledge of facial anatomy to provide the lip augmentation results you have in mind. To arrange a consultation, please call our staff at 845-565-7040.

What are Lip Fillers?

How long lip augmentation lastsOther surgeons use various fillers and implants to augment lips. Dr. Fugo uses the hyaluronic acid filler Restylane. This filler is composed of soft, small molecules that closely mimic the look and feel of hyaluronic acid in your body. Results are natural and beautiful.

Hyaluronic acid explained: HA is found all over your body – in your skin, eyes, connective tissue and elsewhere. HA molecules attract and store water. In so doing, it keeps these parts of your body lubricated. Restylane uses a synthetic version of HA. The HA in Restylane adds volume and structure to your lips in part by attracting and retaining moisture. The filler itself adds volume as well.

Lip Augmentation Candidates

Restylane lip injections by Dr. Fugo not only add volume but also define the lip line. You may be a good candidate for lip enhancement if you want to address:

  • Thin lips
  • Lack of volume
  • Poorly defined cupid’s bow
  • Poorly defined vermillion border
  • Upper and lower lip don’t complement each other in size and shape

Most people who want to perfect their pout are good candidates. Injectable fillers like Restylane are safe and FDA-approved. There is no surgical procedure involved, and the treatment is appropriate for women and men who have realistic expectations aligned with the final results.

Choose Dr. Fugo for Lip Injections

Dr. Fugo is an experienced lip injector. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, his skill and knowledge of facial anatomy lend to the quality of your final results. Lip augmentation is about much more than filling the lips with volumizing material. The surgeon must also consider your facial shape and facial features so that the augmentation complements your appearance. The surgeon must consider the current proportions and relationship between your upper and lower lip. And the surgeon must tailor the treatment to the look you want.

The Treatment Process

One of the great things about injectable fillers is that they are non-surgical. Benefits of such treatments include:

  • Limited to no downtime
  • No surgery
  • No anesthesia
  • Results manifest quickly

We make sure your lips are numbed before Restylane is injected strategically in the lips. Dr. Fugo knows the precise amounts and locations to use in order to bring about the effect you want. Please see our lip augmentation before-and-after gallery for examples.

Common questions about the process:

Do lip injections hurt? We apply a topical analgesic beforehand, so you are unlikely to feel the needle as it is inserted. You may feel a slight pinch and pressure. Your lips may feel a little sore in the hours after your appointment. Sucking on ice cubes helps.

How long will the appointment take? Lip augmentation is completed in about an hour visit to our office.

How much downtime is involved? You can get back to your day immediately, but know that your lips will be swollen and there may be bruising, which will dissipate over the next three days. To promote healing, keep your head elevated while you sleep by using two or three stacked pillows. Sleep on your back instead of your belly or side.

How long will the results last? Restylane augments lips for about 6-8 months, after which they will gradually deflate back to their former size and shape. Maintenance injections can be performed every 3-4 months to avoid the swelling associated with augmenting from the natural size. This timeline also creates seamlessness of results.

Please call us with any other questions about lip injections. This exciting non-surgical treatment provides beautiful results that have helped our patients feel more confident, attractive and joyful about their appearance. Men and women alike request this procedure and Dr. Fugo individualizes your treatment.

Schedule Your Lip Augmentation Appointment

If you live in or around New Windsor, NY, please call the practice of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Fugo at 845-565-7040. Lip augmentation with Restylane at our comfortable, modern office may be the right way to get the look you’ve been dreaming about.

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