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Full, luscious lips are the hallmark of a youthful smile. When aging leads to a decline in lip volume, a lip augmentation procedure can help restore beauty and confidence.

Lip volume depletion is a natural part of the aging process as the body’s natural reserves of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid begin to diminish. HA-based fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane can offset volume loss and help patients enjoy a more positive self-image.

What is lip augmentation?

Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure to enhance lip volume, increase lip border definition, and reduce vertical lip lines that compromise the smile. It can improve harmony among the features and create a more youthful and attractive look for women of all ages.

There are three common options for lip enhancement. The first is to use silicone lip implants. Some patients prefer this approach because results are long-lasting and there is no need to repeat the treatment every few months. The second option is fat transfer. Some women prefer to avoid synthetic fillers and instead receive injections of their own fat into the lips for a fuller pout. Lastly, women can undergo a quick, painless session with hyaluronic acid-based lip fillers and continue to maintain their results with touch-up sessions every few months.

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What are the benefits of lip augmentation?

  • Rebuilds lip contours
  • Improves lip definition
  • Enhances youthfulness and vitality
  • Boosts self-confidence
  • Reduces lip lines and smoker’s lines
  • Combats signs of aging
  • Natural-looking results

What will my procedure entail?

  • Lip fillers – The most common method of lip augmentation is treatment with injectables. Fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane have been carefully engineered to create nuanced, natural-looking outcomes. These fillers are formulated with a synthetic version of naturally occurring hyaluronic acid, a key compound responsible for the skin’s suppleness, hydration, and glow. Treatment is virtually painless since the majority of lip fillers contain built-in lidocaine, a topical anesthetic. Sessions last from 30-60 minutes on average and patients may enjoy their results for 6-12 months, depending on which filler they choose.
  • Fat transfer – With this approach, Dr. White will use a cannula to extract fat cells from areas of excess, such as the stomach, hips, or flanks. Once the fat cells are sterilized and purified, he will inject them into the lips to enhance volume and natural beauty. Dr. White’s meticulous eye for detail and artistry ensures nuanced, subtle changes. Treatment usually takes 60-90 minutes and results last up to five years.
  • Lip implants – For some patients, lip implants represent a more lasting and permanent solution for thinning, depleted lips. Lip implants are made from soft, flexible silicone and are inserted through tiny incisions at the corners of the mouth. The implants come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes to suit each patient’s unique anatomy and goals.

Who is a good candidate for lip augmentation?

Lip augmentation is an excellent option for patients who are unhappy with the size, shape, projection, or texture of their lips. They may yearn for a more feminine, alluring smile and the confidence that comes with plump, youthful lip contours. The best candidates for lip augmentation are in good mental and physical health and have realistic expectations for improvement rather than the “perfect” look.

Our experienced facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Matthew White, will meet with you for an initial consultation to discuss your needs and goals. He will answer all your questions and help you determine the treatment options that are able to meet your expectations. It is Dr. White’s ultimate goal to provide his patients with the absolute best lip augmentation in NYC.


Recovery will vary from patient to patient based on the type of lip augmentation procedure they underwent. Fillers, for instance, come with no downtime, and patients can quickly resume their normal activities. With fat transfer lip augmentation, patients may need one to two weeks of recovery, since healing will need to take place in both the lips and the donor location where the fat cells were extracted. After lip implants, mild bruising, swelling, and tenderness may be present and might take 7-10 days to resolve. Dr. White will provide a detailed aftercare plan and will follow up with patients to ensure their healing is progressing smoothly.

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Regardless of the lip augmentation method chosen, you will experience fuller, plumper lips, a more attractive smile, and enhanced self-confidence. Lip augmentation can be performed in combination with a facelift, blepharoplasty, or even a mommy makeover. Because Dr. White relies on a conservative approach with subtle results, friends and family members may remark on how youthful you look but they will not be able to pinpoint that you’ve had a cosmetic procedure performed. You will just look refreshed and rejuvenated.


Lip Augmentation

The lips are one of the most seductive features on the face. The impression that alluring lips create is one of the joys of living. It’s no wonder that the fullness of your lips can have a great impact on the overall perception of your face. Full lips are a sign of youth, desirability, and vitality. Yet as we age, they begin to thin and lose some of their youthful fullness. Lip augmentation is a safe, simple procedure that can make a significant, but subtle, enhancement to your appearance.

How safe is lip augmentation?

The best way to safeguard against complications when it comes to lip augmentation is to choose a trusted and credentialed practitioner. Dr. White is a double-board-certified surgeon whose advanced, conservative techniques are focused on patient safety and well-being. It is also imperative to follow Dr. White’s instructions before and after your procedure.

What types of fillers are used for non-surgical lip augmentation?

Dr. White uses dermal fillers such as Juvéderm and Restylane, which are formulated with hyaluronic acid, a biocompatible compound responsible for the skin’s hydration, radiance, and resilience. Because HA is found naturally in the human body, HA-based fillers are considered non-allergenic and most patients are good candidates for treatment.

How can I avoid “overdone” lips?

Dr. White is a master of aesthetic proportions and he understands how to make the lips look larger without going too far. He will focus on symmetry, balance, and natural plumpness, carefully curating a look that suits your features.

Why choose Dr. W. Matthew White?

Dr. White is a skilled, double-board-certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon who specializes in delicate, complex treatments designed to enhance natural beauty while minimizing aesthetic imperfections. Chosen as a Castle Connolly “Top Doctor”, Dr. White is known for his precision, artistry, and compassion.

Dr. White trained at among the most elite and prestigious institutions in the nation, including Harvard Medical School and NYU Langone Medical Center, where he completed a Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Additionally, Dr. White pursued a Clinical Research Fellowship in Laser Medicine and Surgery at the world-renowned Wellman Laboratories of Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital.


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