Lip Augmentation & Reduction Plastic Surgeon NYC


Board Certified NYC Plastic Surgeon, Douglas M. Senderoff, MD, FACS offers a variety of methods to enhance and improve the appearance of the lips. Lip enhancement can be performed as a simple outpatient procedure under local anesthesia in either the Plastic Surgeon’s Manhattan, New York or Westchester offices.

Before & After Lip Augmentation Pictures (actual patients).

Lip augmentation can rejuvenate the face and create a more youthful and vibrant appearance, as well as a more attractive and sexy one. As people age, the lips gradually lose volume and appear to shrink over time. Some patients simply have thin lips and desire a more full appearance. Lip volume can be restored by using an injectable filler such as Juvederm®, Restylane®, or Perlane® which are all composed of Hyaluronic Acid, a substance commonly found in the skin. These fillers can be injected under local anesthesia or after the application of topical lidocaine to the lips. There is no allergy testing required for this class of fillers as required with Collagen-based products.

After the lips have been injected they will be tender and swollen for a few days. Bruising may also occur. Arnica cream and ice are helpful in reducing swelling and bruising.

Lip enhancement usually lasts 4-6 months depending on the patient and which product is used. Collagen injections which were popular in the past do not last as long as today’s products. There are no permanent injectable lip fillers available in the United States. Silicone lip injections are not FDA-approved and while they are permanent there is a risk of lumpiness and granuloma formation years later. The complications of silicone lip injections can sometimes be treated with cortisone injections or in severe cases removal of the nodules. Dr. Senderoff has extensive experience in helping patients who have undergone silicone lip injections and require correction.

There are several surgical options available for lip enhancement including V-Y advancement of the mucosa of the undersurface of the lips. This procedure involves advancing the mucous membrane of the inner lips outward in order to create fullness or fill in a part of the lip that may be deficient.

Lip reduction can be performed for patients who have lips with too much lip projection. This condition usually results in an outward rolling of the bottom lip. In these patients, a thin strip of excess mucosa can be removed under local anesthesia. The suture line can be hidden on the inside of the lip.

Many patients have lips that are asymmetrical either from birth or as a result of trauma, burns, or previous procedures. Lip reconstruction can be performed in many cases under local anesthesia in the office. By rearranging the patient’s own lip tissue the unsightly defects and scars can be corrected.

Patients who are interested in improving the appearance of their lips are invited to schedule a complimentary consultation with the NYC Plastic Surgeon. Before and after photos are available to review.

If you have any questions about Lip Augmentation or Lip Reconstruction plastic surgery please feel free to contact the NYC Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Douglas Senderoff, MD, FACS, at his Manhattan / NYC or Westchester, New York Plastic Surgery offices.

Dr. Douglas Senderoff
461 Park Avenue South, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10016
(212) 481-3939