Plump Up your Lips with an Injectable Lip Augmentation Procedure

A woman’s lips define her facial appearance. Full lips are considered attractive and indicative of youth and vitality. Women who have thin, asymmetrical, or wrinkled lips can get lip augmentation to enhance their lips. Injectable lip augmentation is an ideal option that enhances the lower lips, upper lips, or both. Lip augmentation can make your lips fuller, plumper, and also contour them to suit your face. Lip augmentation can also reduce lines and wrinkles around your lips. Expert plastic surgeons perform this procedure either as part of a face lift or as a standalone cosmetic enhancement.

Lip Augmentation

There are two methods to augment the lips:

  • Injectable Lip Augmentation: This involves augmenting the lips with your own tissues (fat transfer or fat injections), or using biologic tissue fillers (Juvederm or Restylane). These lip injections create a fuller appearance temporarily. Collagen and fat are the commonly used substances. Other injection options include: Artecoll, Autologen, and Dermalogen.
  • Implant Augmentation: Lip augmentation can also be done using soft synthetic implants. NYC plastic surgery practices use synthetic implant materials such as Gore-Tex, SoftForm and soft ePTFE to augment the lips. In this procedure, implant materials are inserted into the lips through an incision at the corner of the lips.

If you are considering lip augmentation the most important thing is to find a plastic surgeon who is qualified and experienced in administering the injectables. During the initial consultation, an expert surgeon will discuss your cosmetic goals with you and determine the right treatment option. You will be informed about the various options available, as well as the benefits, risks, and limitations involved. Viewing before and after photos of patients on whom lip augmentation was performed at the practice will give you an idea of the surgeon’s skill. These steps will help you take an informed decision.

Check out this video of an expert plastic surgeon performing Injectable Lip Augmentation:

AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practices offer injectable lip augmentation in NYC. Choose a practice that offers the services of plastic surgeons who are skilled in performing the procedure. An expert will carefully analyze your expectations and goals and perform the procedure to provide attractive results that improve your overall facial appearance. As with any cosmetic procedure, it’s important that you have realistic expectations about the results.

Americans Underwent Record Number of Lip Procedures Last Year

Lip ProceduresEven when the demand for cosmetic surgery procedures among Americans is showing a constant increase over the years, there is a change in trend for the choice of procedures. Looking at last year’s statistics, Americans underwent a record number of lip procedures in 2015. According to the report, there were more than 27,400 lip implant procedures performed in the country last year. Interestingly, this marked an impressive 48 percent increase since 2000.

Talking on this trend, the president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons said “We live in the age of the selfie, and because we see images of ourselves almost constantly on social media, we’re much more aware of how our lips look.” Yes, the selfie trend is surely one of the main reasons behind the increase in demand for the implants and injections to improve the appearance of the lips.

This interesting statistics was revealed in a society news release. It said that the number of procedures averaged out to one lip implant every 19 minutes. One thing to be noted is that the procedure has become more popular among both men and women. Botox and different soft-tissue fillers are among the popular lip injections. The demand for these lip augmentation procedures also rose steeply in 2015 and those who underwent the treatment reached nearly 9.2 million. This showed an impressive increase of more than 1,000 percent since the year 2000. Considering the overall statistics since 2000, lip procedures have been the second-fastest-growing facial procedure in the country.

The demand for dermabrasion procedures has showed a rapid increase all through these years. People considering a cosmetic procedure may be hesitant to start with an invasive surgery; but these lip procedures that are non-invasive and perfectly safe are easy to begin with. The temporary nature of the injections is another interesting factor why many go for it. If you are not satisfied with the results you don’t need to worry as your lips return to their earlier appearance in a few days. Similarly, if you are satisfied with the outcome, you can opt for more procedures every few months to maintain the appearance.

However, choose the right plastic surgeon in NYC to perform the procedure so that he would administer the treatment effectively and safely, and you can achieve optimal results.

Popularity of Lip Augmentation Growing

Lip AugmentationWhen it comes to features that enhance facial appeal, the lips are believed to come only second to the eyes. Recent reports indicate that there is a rising interest in lip augmentation – fuller lips are considered exotic and are being increasingly looked upon as a new standard of beauty. In fact, studies have shown that one mark of female attractiveness is wider and fuller lips in relation to facial width as well as greater vermilion height or lip height. The vermilion border is the outer red portion of the upper and lower lips.

Interest Fuelled by Celebrity Cosmetic Surgery Transformations

The recent interest in lip injections is largely fuelled by pictures of celebrities – such as Kylie Jenner, Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan to name a few – who have had the procedure. And it’s lip fillers or injections and not implants that are becoming more and more popular to give the lips that plumper, fuller look.

Lip Enhancement Procedure – Things You Should Know

If you are considering lip enhancement, make sure you consult a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist who is experienced in the procedure to avoid a botch-up. Established practices offer the procedure with injectable fillers, autologous fat and implants, and perform it either as part of a face lift or as a standalone cosmetic treatment. In addition to increasing lip volume, the treatment can improve the appearance of lipstick lines by smoothing out the creasing along the lip border.

The filler treatment is relatively simple and takes just a short time. You can choose the areas of your lips that you want to fill out – you can do the bottom lip, top lip or both. An expert surgeon will guide you in determining what will suit your face the best. Your lips will be a little swollen at first but recovery time is usually short. Results become visible soon and improve over time.

It’s important that you report any preexisting allergies that you have to the surgeon as the filler material could cause an allergic reaction. This cosmetic surgical procedure is ideal for women who have thin lips or whose lips have lost volume due to aging. An ideal candidate would also be in good health and have reasonable expectations about the outcome.

Lip augmentation, when successfully performed, enhances the look of the entire face. Dermal fillers can make the lips look full and sensuous look, restore a youthful appearance and improve the balance of a woman’s facial features.

Butt Lift and Lip Augmentation – Plastic Surgery Trends for 2016

Butt Lift and Lip AugmentationUnlike in the past years, smaller breasts seem to be the trend for the New Year 2016. According to New York Daily News report, butt lift and lip augmentation procedures are the plastic surgery trends for the New Year. This report quotes an industry-wide survey of flesh sculptors that forecast a demand for decrease in the size of augmented breasts. The survey also predicted an increase in requests for lip enhancement and butt jobs. The demand now would be for augmented buttocks whereas breast enhancement procedures were most sought after in the past few years. Instead of being top heavy, women are expected to prefer being bottom heavy this New Year. The survey took into account the predictions of board-certified doctors, including NYC plastic surgeons.

The influence of Kim Kardashian, who is known for her attractive derriere, might be a strong reason for the interest in butt lift procedures. Similarly, Kylie Jenner may have inspired the trend for lip enhancement procedures.

According to a survey by the industry website RealSelf, twice as many surgeons said their customers were now more likely to seek a smaller and more natural enhancement for the breasts and butt than in past years. Let us take a look at the other findings and observations of the survey that could help reveal the trends for the upcoming year.

  • Thirty percent of dermatologists and 43% of plastic surgeons revealed they got more requests about lips in 2015 than the previous year.
  • About 68% of the surgeons said that they expected to have patients requesting neck and chin work in 2016.
  • About 47% of plastic surgeons said they received a higher number of butt-related procedure requests from women in 2015 compared to 2014. Brazilian butt lift that uses the patient’s own excess fat in other areas to increase butt size is getting more popular nowadays.
  • More men got plastic surgery for their chest or eyelids in 2015. About 40% of plastic surgeons said they received more requests for these procedures, compared to 2014.

Not only women, but men are also feeling the pressure to look younger longer, both for economic and social reasons. This clearly indicates that the demand for the cosmetic procedures may increase even more in the coming years.

Whatever cosmetic procedure you choose to undergo, the first priority is the plastic surgeon and practice. Having cosmetic procedures in NYC is now safer, more convenient and comfortable as there are AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practices here, where skilled and experienced surgeons specialized in the specific procedures offer their services.

Cosmetic Surgical Procedures that Add Fat are Gaining Popularity

Cosmetic Surgical ProceduresAccording to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASASP), the popularity of cosmetic procedures in America has grown six-fold since 1997 – from 1.7 million to 10.6 million, costing Americans $12 billion. Liposuction and breast augmentation are the most requested treatments. Lipolysis involves removing excess fat and tightening skin to achieve a slimmer, well-defined body. However, Time recently reported that a new trend – procedures that “add fat” – have become just as popular as those that get rid of it. The procedure involves removing fat via liposuction from one area of the body and using it to enhance another.

A 2014 ASAPS report indicates that buttock augmentation rose by 86% from 2013. American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) statistics indicate that butt augmentation with fat grafting or “Brazilian butt augmentation” as it is called, rose by 15% during 2013-2014, with up to 11,505 procedures performed last year. At the same time, the number of buttock implants performed in 2014 was just 1,862. This clearly indicates that the fat transfer option is gaining preference.

With an increasing number of men and women seeking the ‘fountain of youth’, facial cosmetic surgery has gained popularity over the years. Industry experts cite many reasons for this trend such as to enhance competitiveness in the workplace, to look good in selfies, or to improve social life. In fact, the facelift figured in the top five cosmetic surgical procedures for 2014. According to the article in Time, facial fat grafting is the latest trend. It addresses loss of volume in the face which occurs as a result of aging and is performed either as a standalone procedure or in conjunction with facelift surgery. Experts say that fat grafting is the procedure of choice for facial scarring, lip augmentation, and facial rhytids. Autologous tissue is the ideal substance for such problems as it is readily available, inexpensive, long-lasting, natural-feeling, and does not generally cause adverse immunologic reactions. In butt augmentation, too, this option offers natural looking results and avoids the complications associated with butt implants.

That procedures to add fat are trending doesn’t mean fat reduction procedures are on the decline. Non-surgical fat reduction using devices such as CoolSculpting and VASERshape rose a whopping 42.7 percent last year. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved Kybella-an injection that destroys fat cells beneath the chin.

Cosmetic Surgical Procedures that Gained Popularity Last Year

The demand for aesthetic surgery is rising. Cosmetic plastic surgery statistics for 2014 published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that a total of 1,677,478 procedures were performed last year, rising 1% from 668,420 procedures in 2013. Trends differ, with the demand for some treatments surging, and others, not keeping pace.

High Demand

ASPS reports that the following cosmetic surgical procedures gained popularity during 2013- 2014:

Cosmetic Surgical Procedures

Highlights 2000-2014

Looking at the period 2000-2014, some trends are particularly noteworthy. The demand for the following procedures rose heavily:

  • Upper arm lift by 4694%
  • Lower body lift by 3658%
  • Buttock lifts by 158%
  • Breast lifts (mastopexy) by 75%
  • Gynecomastia treatment or male breast reduction surgery by 29%
  • Cheek implants by 17%
  • Dermabrasion by 98%
  • Thigh lift by 72%
  • Tummy tuck by 87%
  • Lip augmentation by 40%

Minimally invasive procedures have also gained. Up to 13,945,38 procedures were performed in 2014, a 4% increase from 3,447,93 procedures in 2013 and a whopping 154% increase from the year 2000.

Contributory Factors

Experts attribute these positive cosmetic surgical trends to various factors such as the availability of a wider array of options due to medical advancements and technology improvements. Today, patients have the benefit of 3D technology which allows them to work closely with the plastic surgeon to determine the procedures that can help them achieve their optimal outcomes. Male cosmetic procedures are trending, with men realizing that plastic surgery offers them various options to restore a more youthful look, and improve their self-image and self confidence.