Lip Augmentation

If you think that your lips are too thin, too big, or you want them to be better proportioned, you are not alone.

If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your lips and want to change their size, shape, or fullness, there are numerous procedures available that can help you get the appearance you want. Dr. Quatela, Dr. Koenig, and Dr. Lee use dermal fillers such as Restylane® and Juvéderm® injections to help enhance the lips and make them more attractive. Dr. Quatela and Dr. Lee also perform lip augmentation using dermal fat grafts.

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Numerous patients come to us with the goal of correcting a "frowning" look in the lip area. Some would like a more youthful appearance by elevating corners of the mouth that appear to be sagging. Others would like to get rid of wrinkles around the lips. But most importantly of all, our patients want improvements that will look perfectly natural.

William J. Koenig, M.D.

Specializes in Breast & Body Procedures

A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Koenig's experience and gentle bedside manner help put patients at ease and build an uncommon level of trust. He meticulously customizes each procedure, and sculpts beautiful results that consistently exceed his patients' expectations.

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Lip reduction and augmentation procedures can be done with the goal of giving you a more youthful appearance and eliminating that "tired" look, all while keeping your unique facial features looking natural. By taking a look at some of our before and after photos, you can get a better understanding of what can be accomplished. If you are concerned about the corners of your mouth, a mid-face lift or facelift will make the "laugh lines" rise from their current position. This will give you a better contour around the jowls.

When you request an initial consultation for lip enhancement, Dr. Quatela, Dr. Koenig, or Dr. Lee will make an evaluation of your soft and bony tissues, as well as look at your neck and head. By doing this assessment, he or she can get a clearer picture of what can be accomplished by doing lip enhancement surgery.

With any type of plastic surgery, a complete assessment of your health will be made and your expectations will be discussed with your surgeon. You will be given important details about what the procedure entails and what results can be expected.

Vito C. Quatela, M.D., FACS

Specializes in Facial Procedures

Compassionate and dedicated to personalized patient care, Dr. Quatela is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon recognized worldwide for his expertise in facial rejuvenation. He established the Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery in Rochester, New York to provide excellence in aesthetic surgery.

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Lip Augmentation FAQ's

What is the best way to plump up lips?

There are several options available for lip augmentation, all which are effective, including injectable fillers such as Restylane®, fat transfer, or lip implants. Different options have different benefits and limitations which will be discussed with your facial plastic surgeon during your consultation.

Which is better for me, fat transfer to lips or injectables?

There are benefits and limitations to both fat transfer and injectables. Injectables give an immediate result with no downtime but are temporary while a fat transfer will last longer and uses your own tissue.

How long do lip augmentation results last?

Depending on the type of lip augmentation performed, the results can be temporary, semi-permanent, or long-lasting. Temporary options are injectable fillers, fat transfer is semi-permanent because sometimes the fat is re-absorbed into the body, and a long-lasting option would be with the use of lip implants.

How long does swelling last after lip injections?

The amount of swelling depends on the type of procedure used to enhance the lips, but in general, swelling can last from one to two days after the use of injectable filler to a week to 10 days after surgical lip augmentation.

Are implants available for lip augmentation?

There are lip implants available for lip augmentation surgery. There are also autologous implants (from your own body) that are sometimes used. Your preference and desired result should be discussed with the surgeon during your consultation.

If you are interested in lip augmentation and are located in Syracuse or Buffalo NY, contact our office for directions to our state-of-the-art facility.

Heather Lee, M.D.

Specializes in Facial Procedures

Fellowship trained in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Lee is dedicated to improving the lives of adults and children by using her surgical talents. She specializes in procedure of the face and head including facelift, functional and cosmetic nose surgery, blepharoplasty, and injectable treatments.

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The Quatela Center's reputation as one of New York's finest cosmetic plastic surgery practices attracts patients to Rochester from throughout the state. Choose one of the locations below for driving directions to our practice.

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The Lindsay House

973 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
Phone: (585) 244-1000

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