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Lip Augmentation in New York, NY

These days, more and more women of all ages are interested in attaining full and luscious lips. Plump lips signify youth and beauty, and the desire for them has never been greater than it is today. Unfortunately, not everyone is born with full lips, and even those who are may find that their lips thin as they age, becoming almost non-existent when they smile. Lip augmentation plumps thin lips through either lip fillers or implants to enhance the size and shape of your pucker.

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Candidates for lip augmentation should be at least 18 years old, be in good health, be non-smokers, and have realistic expectations of their results. Lip augmentation can dramatically enhance:

  • Naturally thin lips
  • Lips that have thinned due to age
  • Uneven lips
  • Lips that are out of balance with your face

Lip Augmentation Procedure

Lip augmentation can be performed through many different techniques that provide both short-term and long-term results.

Recovery and Results


Lip enhancement, whether through implants or fillers, is an outpatient procedure. If you choose lip implants, make sure you have someone available to drive you home following the surgery. Implants will generally result in bruising, swelling, and mild discomfort for a few days. Pain medication and cold compresses should remedy any pain, and you can return to your normal activities within a few days.

Lip fillers, however, require no downtime, and you can return to your daily activities immediately following the procedure. You may experience minimal bruising and swelling, but this will dissipate within a few hours or days.


The results of lip augmentation are noticeable as soon as the swelling and bruising subside. The length of your results will be dependent upon the techniques used. Lip augmentation through fillers is not a permanent technique. Although the time frame varies from patient to patient, you can expect lip fillers to last between six months and a year. Lip implants, though, are permanent for the length that you have the implants.

If you are interested in plumping your pucker through lip augmentation, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Cha today. Contact our office at (212) 717-2222 or fill out our online contact form for additional information.

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