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.

Dr. Khorasani offers the following lip augmentation procedures at our offices:

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. The result? Precisely enhanced lips and an improved silhouette at the fat donation site.

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.

The combination of Dr. 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 a cheek or jawline contouring procedure can help facilitate your aesthetic goals, visit Dr. Hooman Khorasani at our New York City practice. To request a consultation, message us securely, or contact Dr. Khorasani’s Manhattan office by phone at 347-574-8500.

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What is lip augmentation and how is it performed?

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 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 and Fat Transfer 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.

What characteristics can be improved with lip augmentation?

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.

lip enhancing treatments can address the following concerns:
Naturally thin lips
Lips that have lost volume with age
Lip asymmetry
Imbalance between the upper and lower lips
Unclear boundaries between the lip edges and the surrounding skin (vermillion borders)
Lack of shape and definition in the Cupid’s bow
Drooping corners of the mouth
Vertical lip lines (lipstick or smoker’s lines)

What are injectable dermal fillers?

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.

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What is a fat transfer lip augmentation?

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.

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Why choose Dr. Khorasani for your lip augmentation?

Dr. Hooman Khorasani is triple-board certified in Dermatology, Cosmetic Surgery and Facial Cosmetic Surgery and led 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 skin rejuvenation 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 reshaping plan that is individually tailored and comprehensively addresses your needs. 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 erase deep wrinkles and fine lines so that your skin looks as young as you feel!

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