When patients of Huntington Station, NY feel self-conscious about their thin lips, they may want to take the time to learn about the options available to them to correct this concern. Lip augmentation is a procedure available with Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee, a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Patients are often excited to learn that lip augmentation can be attained with the use of non-invasive injectables called dermal fillers. This is the most commonly used method of thickening and plumping the lips.
What type of dermal filler is used for lip augmentation?
Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee prides herself in using safe and FDA-approved cosmetic injectables in her facility. With dermal fillers, she can improve the volume and fullness of the lips with results that can last several months. The dermal fillers used in her practice for lip augmentation procedures are those formulated with an acid called hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid, or HA, is a naturally-occurring substance found in the body that attract water molecules. When hyaluronic acid is injected into the lips, the lips become plump and full with increased volume.
Other options for lip augmentation
Another solution to improve the shape and size of the lips is a fat transfer. This is a process of harvesting fat cells from elsewhere in the face or body, and then injecting them back into the lips to add volume. This procedure offers more permanent results than dermal fillers, which need to be injected on a regular basis to maintain the results.
Which lip augmentation procedure is right for me?
Each patient’s situation is different and unique. During an initial consultation appointment, our team will evaluate the lips and listen to the expectations of the patient to determine the best possible option. Both dermal fillers and fat transfers are fast, affordable, and effective at achieving fuller lips. Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee can evaluate patients and provide them with a recommendation based off her years of experience in providing aesthetic surgeries and treatments.
Ready to learn more about lip augmentation procedures?
Contact Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee and her team in Huntington Station, NY by calling (631) 424-6707 and visiting at 257 E Jericho Turnpike. Our practice is always accepting new patients to visit with our board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon.