Surgical Lip Lift vs. Lip Enhancement With Fillers In New York City
Both the lip lift surgery and lip enhancements are intended to make your lips look plumper. Full, big lips have the ability to greatly heighten your appeal, and can make a huge impact on your overall appearance. Dr. Westreich is certified to perform either procedure and has the proper skills, technology, and knowledge to give you the best results, no matter which option you choose. Even so, he most often recommends lip enhancement by injectable fillers over lip lift surgery, as the former has obvious, favorable advantages.
Lip Lift Surgery In NYC
Lip lift surgery essentially enlarges the appearance of the top lip by lifting the skin between the nose and the upper lip. The area of skin to be removed is mapped out. A small incision is made under the nose and a similar incision is made a few millimeters below the nose and above the tip. The skin in this region is removed and the two incision sites are pulled up to meet just under the nose and stitched together. In this way, parts of the lip that had been formerly tucked under the upper lip will become exposed, making your top lip appear thicker and fuller.
While a lip lift surgery can make the upper lip appear fuller, it does have some disadvantages and risks. Lip lift surgery only targets the upper lip while leaving the lower lip untouched. This can lead to an asymmetrical look that only fulfills half of the patient’s expectations. Moreover, because the lip lift is a surgery, this technique is much more invasive than using injectable fillers and thus requires a longer recovery period and healing process. You will be required to take time off from your normal routine and will likely be unable to go out in public for a few days after the procedure while swelling and bruising is still noticeable. A lip lift procedure can only globally raise the edge of the upper lip and cannot make subtle refinement contour changes. Finally, the potential for permanent scarring is another important consideration to take into account when deciding between lip lift surgery and lip enhancements through fillers, as injectable fillers involve no need for an incision to be made. While the incision site is well hidden, it is in a very prominent part of the face, where small irregularities may be troublesome to patients down the line.
Lip Enhancement With Injectable Fillers In NYC
Dr. Westreich will precisely and intentionally target the filler at pre-determined locations so as to give you the most volume in both your upper and lower lip. He will customize the amount of filler to be used in order to give you just the right amount in just the right places so as to balance your new look. Such fillers have the ability to enhance your lips up to 20%, and the process can be repeated as necessary once results wear off.The entire procedure can be completed during your lunch break and takes less than 30 minutes. The best part is that there is no recovery period or downtime involved. Fillers, in the hyaluronic class, can be dissolved and the entire treatment can be reversed.
The most common injectable fillers that Dr. Westreich uses on his patients are Juvederm, Boletero, and Restylane. Each is composed of hyaluronic acid and offers unique advantages. Dr. Westreich will determine which will best suit your individual needs upon your consultation appointment so as to guarantee the best results for you.
Overall, lip enhancement through the use of injectable fillers heeds more balanced, natural results. For more information about getting a lip enhancement at our NYC location, click here.
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Natural Lip Enhancement In Manhattan With Dr. Westreich
Dr. Westreich understands that your lips are an important part of your femininity and your sense of beauty. It is for this reason that he takes great care to ensure that you do not look overdone or have “duck lips”, as this can detract instead of add to your appearance. Instead, he holds fast to the vision of giving you plump, perfect, movie star lips.
Dr. Westreich offers a gentle, personable approach so that you feel most comfortable throughout the entire process. He has your best intentions in mind at all times, and you will never feel pressured to make a decision.Our office is conveniently located in the heart of New York City, and our doctor is among the highest rated in the country. To schedule your consultation appointment, simply call us at (212) 595-1922 and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.