Lip augmentation in NYC can be performed surgically or non-surgically with the goal to improve the appearance of the lips by adding volume and definition or to re-contour the shape of the lips.

Lip Augmentation Benefits

Lip augmentation is very popular because it provides a number of outstanding benefits for women who would like to achieve the desirable, appealing lips that are so in demand these days:

  • A full-lipped, plump smile
  • A more youthful smile
  • Boosts and improves your confidence
  • Provides symmetrical, well-balanced lips
  • Defines the lips and creates an aesthetic lip contour
  • Is a versatile treatment that can be designed to produce your preferred aesthetic goals

Methods of lip augmentation in New York include:

Fat transfer

With the fat transfer procedure, an individual’s fat is harvested through liposuction or excision from an area where there is excessive fatty tissue and then placed either through injection or surgery into a person’s lips to achieve the desired outcome.

Gore-Tex implants

These implants are thin strips that are cut to the required size and placed surgically into the lips to enhance the appearance of the lips.


A soft tissue implant is surgically placed to enhance the volume of the lips and provide fullness that also fills in lip wrinkles. This agent can also be placed into the vermillion (the edge of the pink area of the lip) to provide a more defined lip border.

Dermal facial fillers

These are injectable fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane used to plump lips and redefine contour.

People with the desire to have more contoured, better defined, or more voluminous lips have many options available to them, both surgically and non-surgically. They should contact Dr. Yael Halaas, a Facial Plastic Surgeon located in New York City, to discuss the details of what they would like to accomplish.

Dr. Halaas will recommend the best possible technique to obtain outcomes that are beautiful and natural appearing. She is acknowledged by her peers and professional medical organizations alike as one of the top 10 facial plastic surgeons in New York City.

Candidates For Lip Augmentation

Patients who would like to reshape, enhance, define and plump their lips are likely candidates for lip augmentation in NYC. Patients must meet the following requirements for lip augmentation:

  • Are generally in good health
  • Are not pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Have no active rashes or skin concerns such as cold sores
  • If having a filler treatment, are not allergic to the ingredients of the filler
  • Have realistic expectations for what a lip augmentation procedure can achieve

Recovery After Lip Augmentation

If your lip augmentation was non-surgical, no special recovery is required. Avoid manipulating the lips for 2-3 hours, but you can ice the area if needed. Your lips will swell at first, but will return to the desired volume within 1-2 days. Any lumpy feeling will fade over the next week or two.

After fat transfer lip augmentation, the recovery time is minimal. Expect mild swelling for 2-3 days. Some people experience bruising, which will resolve in about a week.

After lip implants, it may take about 1-2 weeks for swelling to reduce and the lips to fully heal.

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Cost of Lip Augmentation

The cost of your lip augmentation will depend on which type of augmentation you choose and what is required to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Lip fillers cost less than implants, but implants provide far longer-lasting results. The price of your lip augmentation will be determined during your consultation with Dr. Halaas once you decide on which type of lip augmentation you prefer. Dr. Halaas will create a personalized treatment plan for you that will include your exact price.

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