Taylor Swift sings about them. The media writes about them. Photographers worship them. Plump lips. The trend for plumper, fuller lips has younger women seeking cosmetic surgery in NY and has sparked a lively debate in the media about the appropriateness of “lip contouring,” formerly known as “lip lining.”
Essence magazine calls fuller lips the “hot new facial accessory.” In years past, women who wanted fuller lips used makeup techniques like lining the lips to create a plumper effect. Now, cosmetic surgeons can actually give women fuller lips in minutes using injectable fillers. And, the trend doesn’t show any signs of letting up thanks to the F.D.A.s recent approval of Juvederm for lip augmentation.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved Juvederm for use in the lips. Juvederm has been found to instantly increase the fullness with results that can last up to one year or more after injection. According to Medscape, Juvederm is the only filler found to have results that can last this long. Juvederm’s formula includes hyaluronic acid gel and lidocaine to increase comfort during injection. Until recently other uses for Juvederm include treatment of wrinkles and lines, particularly around the nose and mouth.
Juvederm is an appealing choice for women who want fuller lips because it contains hyaluronic acid—a naturally occurring substance found in the body. Juvederm thus creates a natural look when used by a highly trained plastic surgeon. For women who want full lips, Juvederm offers a quick, safe, and long-lasting option.
Other options include Restylane Silk a Hyaluronic Acid product similar to Juvederm and Juvederm Volbella, specifically designed for use in lips. More options in lip augmentation include fat injections and implants (which have fallen out of favor in recent years), but injectable fillers have generally been found to be convenient and safest for most women and men alike.
Of course, not everyone is a candidate for Juvederm. Individuals who have a history of severe allergies may want to look into other options.
If you are considering using Juvederm to get the full lips you’ve dreamed about, your first step should be to speak to a cosmetic surgeon in NYC. A doctor skilled in performing Juvederm injections will be able to assess your aesthetic goals and develop the best course of treatment for you. Your doctor’s skill matters because you’ll have to decide how full to go and how much of the filler to inject. A skilled doctor can artfully, safely, and painlessly perform the procedure, giving you the full lips you want while also balancing your new look with your other facial features. Juvederm injections must be carefully gauged based on the look you’re trying to achieve. This is why finding a cosmetic surgeon with the trained eye and skill is essential in order to get the best possible results.
Dr. Leonard Grossman, M.D. is a Juvederm doctor in NYC who is considered one of the most skilled specialists in performing injections. Dr. Grossman has worked with a range of injectable, including Botox, Restylane and Juvederm for over 20 years and will work closely with you to determine the best course of treatment given your unique needs. If you’re interested in learning more about lip augmentation, Juvederm cost, or filler procedures, contact Dr. Leonard Grossman, M.D.’s NYC office today.