Thankfully, there are non-surgical options that create subtle changes in lip volume for a soft, plush, beautiful smile. Dermal fillers can also make lipstick lines disappear without overfilling. All sessions are performed at Dr. Hyman’s boutique clinic, where patient health and safety are our highest priorities.

Lip augmentation with fillers

The ideal approach to subtle lip augmentation may be Restylane or Juvéderm, hyaluronic acid-based fillers that feel soft and natural. Another option is to transfer natural fat cells from another part of your body. Because your body will eventually absorb the filler, the effects are only temporary. You will need regular injections to maintain your alluring smile, typically spaced about every six months.

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Soft, plump, youthful lips in just minutes

If your lips have lost volume over time, or you inherited thinner lips, lip enhancement with dermal fillers will take only a few minutes to complete. The first step is to meet with us so we can evaluate your lips and speak with you about the look you want, whether it means fuller upper lips, lower lips, or both. We will guide you to a treatment that best suits your condition and are always ready to answer any questions you may have.

Why choose Dr. Hyman for lip enhancement?

Dr. Hyman has impressive qualifications and a rare level of experience. He is a double-board-certified plastic surgeon who serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical Center. He brings decades of experience to every lip enhancement procedure and has performed thousands of successful surgeries and other treatments. His approach is to achieve a look that appears to be created by nature, never overdone. His clinic in Manhattan is state-of-the-art and has a perfect safety record.

Injection procedure

Both Restylane and Juvéderm are injected with ultra-fine needles into the deeper tissues of the lips. The skin is “plumped,” and creases and fine lines are filled in. For a procedure using fat transfer, fat cells are first harvested from the patient’s abdomen, thighs, or buttocks. They are then purified and injected into the deeper tissues of the lips where they integrate, becoming a natural part of your skin.

The procedure takes about 30 minutes to perform and requires only local anesthesia. The results are visible immediately.

No bandaging is necessary, and makeup can be applied on the same day. Some patients may experience mild bruising.

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What to expect after lip enhancement in NYC


You could experience some bruising for several days after the injections, and you should schedule your injection at least one week in advance of an anticipated event or meeting. The effects of the injection last between four and six months, although this varies among patients.

Fat transfer

After a natural fat transfer, you will need a bit longer for any swelling to fade, with most patients recovering within ten to fourteen days. The beauty of this procedure is that the enhancement lasts longer than what is achieved with dermal fillers, and the fat is a natural product that your body accepts without adverse reactions.

Your next steps

Experience optimal lip augmentation by meeting with us to discuss what you hope to achieve. Joshua B. Hyman, M.D., is a double-board-certified plastic surgeon serving patients in Manhattan, New York City, and nearby areas of New York.

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