As one of the focal points of the face, the lips work in synergy with your eyes, nose, and bony structures to influence your overall facial aesthetics. This key player has received copious amounts of attention in recent years, leading to a widely adapted shift to fuller, well-defined lips. Lip liners and plumping glosses are excellent for providing several hours of enhanced lip contours; however, for those desiring more sustainable results, modern lip augmentation procedures can provide personalized volumization and definition to expertly highlight this critical feature.
Injectable dermal fillers are composed of synthetic volumizing agents that are carefully placed to plump and shape the lips according to your desired cosmetic outcome. Fat transfer or autologous fat grafting is a two-in-one treatment that eliminates fat from an unwanted bulge and transfers the extracted material to the lips. And a quick dose of Botox or Dysport can help soften smiles that may show an unwanted amount of gum line — also known as a 'gummy smile.' The result? Precisely enhanced lips, an improved silhouette, and a smile that you’ll want to share with everyone.
The combination of Dr. Hooman Khorasani’s extensive clinical expertise and a consistent aesthetic principle lends itself to the production of natural-appearing lips that expertly compliment the neighboring features. No matter the shape or size of your lips, we will be able to recommend an augmentation procedure that helps transform your cosmetic goals into reality
To find out whether lip augmentation can enhance the contours of your lips, visit Dr. Khorasani at our New York City practice. To request a consultation, text message us securely, or contact our Manhattan office by phone at 347-574-8500.
Lip augmentation encompasses a variety of cosmetic procedures that shape and plump the lips. The benefits of these treatments are two-fold, as these volumizing agents can also help diminish the appearance of fine lines surrounding the lip borders.
Over the course of his decade-long career, Dr. Khorasani has dedicated substantial time investigating and subsequently mastering the most safe and effective lip enhancing treatments. Years of research and experience have led to the conclusion that augmentation with injectable fillers or a fat transfer provides optimal volumization and shaping of the lips. Please see our below sections Injectable Dermal Fillers, Fat Transfer, and Gummy Smile Correction for further details regarding each of these innovative therapies. Regardless of the treatment modality chosen, rest assured that each procedure is carefully executed to minimize risk and secure excellent cosmetic outcomes.
Dr. Khorasani is a triple board-certified cosmetic surgeon that meticulously tailors each lip augmentation procedure to account for your pre-existing anatomy and desired aesthetic outcomes. Depending on your goals, lip enhancing treatments can address the following concerns:
The most commonly used injectable fillers are composed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occuring substance that attracts and stores water. The ability of hyaluronic acid to retain nearly one thousand times its weight in water is responsible for the dramatic volumization effects seen with these types of fillers. Specialized hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvéderm Ultra XC®, Juvéderm Volbella®, Restylane Kysse® and Restylane Silk® are uniquely suited to augment the lips, as their proprietary, non-bulky formulas allows for an enhanced shape that both looks and feels natural.
The ideal ratio of the vertical height of the upper lip to that of the lower lip should be 1 to 1.6. Unfortunately, many practitioners fail to abide by this paramount aesthetic rule. Poor results from unnatural, overfilled lips have given this procedure a bad reputation. Dr. Hooman Khorasani is a renowned national educator in the art of lip augmentation and has spent the majority of his career training the next generation of cosmetic surgeons. Throughout his medical career, he has consistently emphasized that “less is more.” This approach is critical when crafting the perfect lip contour.
Dr. Khorasani uses a special technique where he only makes two entry points from the corners of the mouth to treat the entire upper and lower lip. He uses a fine, blunt cannula (hollow tube) to place the filler in the desired location. Therefore, there will be no needle marks on the actual lips and there is significantly less discomfort, swelling and bruising using this technique.
Fat transfer or autologous fat grafting is a highly-efficacious sculpting procedure that banishes unwanted pockets of fat from under the chin, belly, thighs, etc. and repurposes its contents to enhance the natural contours of your lips. This in-office procedure harvests fat from the sites most bothersome to you using localized liposuction. The extracted fat is then rigorously purified to remove excess fluid, oils, and cellular debris. Upon completion of the refining process, the fat is transplanted to the lips to provide increased volumization and definition.
The principles of fat redistribution can also be used to enhance other areas of the face or body. Learn more on our Fat Transfer page to ascertain if the multiple applications of this versatile treatment can compliment your lip augmentation to provide you with optimal face and body contouring.
Many of our patients opt for head-to-toe liposuction in combination with their fat transfer lip augmentation to achieve their ideal silhouette. Liposuction has been a staple of Dr. Khorasani’s decade-plus career and he is proud to have helped thousands of patients look and feel their best through this minimally-invasive surgical procedure. Please visit our Liposuction page to determine if this comprehensive surgical treatment can help you obtain your aesthetic goals.
A gummy smile is one where the lip rests high up on the gums. And while every smile is unique and beautiful, we want to help our patients feel most confident in whatever their ideal smile may be. A gummy smile may be caused by long or enlarged gum tissue, a short upper lip, or the size and shape of your teeth, among other factors. But a quick dose of a neuromodulator like Botox or Dysport can help soften a gummy smile with little to no pain or down time.
Botox and Dysport can be used to relax the muscles in the upper lip, which can limit how high it rises on the gums when you flash a smile. A few injections in the area between the nose and upper lip can help to reduce the appearance of a gummy smile and will leave a more natural-looking, gentler smile in its place.
The procedure is minimally invasive, and very effective, with results lasting around three to six months. After the injections, the full effects are expected to be visible within one weeks.
A poorly performed lip augmentation can stigmatize the patient and cause significant distress. In Dr. Khorasani’s opinion, lip augmentation is one of the most technically challenging procedures in aesthetic surgery and requires extensive knowledge of anatomy as well as a sound injection technique. Botched jobs by non-board certified practitioners are all over the media and have unfortunately given lip augmentation a negative reputation.
Dr. Khorasani is triple-board certified in Dermatology, Cosmetic Surgery, and Facial Cosmetic Surgery and used his expertise to lead the Division of Dermatologic and Cosmetic Surgery at Mount Sinai for over ten years. His dedication to clinical excellence and constant innovation has led to numerous accolades, publications in premier medical journals, and authorship of a widely-used cosmetic surgery manual. He is considered an international expert in facial augmentation and has spent a majority of his career training the next generation of dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons.
Armed with this advanced clinical and academic competency, Dr. Khorasani carefully crafts a lip augmentation plan for each patient that adheres to the highest standards of medical care and is optimized to produce the greatest results possible. Personalization is infused into every aspect of our practice, from the treatment itself to our highly-skilled office personnel that are available 24/7 to answer any questions or concerns. Together as a team, we can help contour your lips in a manner that compliments and enhances your overall facial aesthetics.
Dr. Khorasani and his highly-specialized team look forward to working with you to transform your medical or aesthetic goals into reality. To expedite a request for a consultation, message us securely, or contact Dr. Khorasani’s Manhattan office by phone at 347-574-8500. For more information about how to get in touch:CONTACT US