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Lip Enhancement

The lips are one of the most defining features of the face and can greatly impact one’s appearance. Full and defined lips can add symmetry and balance to the face.

Some people are born with thin or uneven lips that can make a person feel self-conscious.

Others lose collagen and elastin with age. This causes the lips to lose volume and definition, making them thinner, less plump and more lined. Another common change that can occur with age is a loss of definition in the border of the lips. The natural border of the lips can become less well defined, making the lips appear less symmetrical. Additionally with age the space between the bottom of the nose and the top lip elongates and the smile narrows and widens horizontally.

If you are bothered by the appearance of your lips, lip enhancement may be a good solution to restore your confidence and a more youthful smile and appearance.

Lip enhancement is a cosmetic procedure that can improve the shape, size, and definition of the lips. The goal is to achieve an aesthetically pleasing improvement while maintaining natural movement and expression.

  • Restore volume and symmetry to aging lips
  • Redefine the shape of thin undefined lips and add volume
  • Balance the facial features
  • Smooth vertical wrinkles around the lips and mouth
  • Enhance your smile and self confidence

There are several methods to enhance the lips including surgery,  neurotoxin like Botox, and temporary filler injections. Injectable fillers such as hyaluronic acid (Juvéderm, Restylane, Perlane) are the most common method of lip enhancement. These fillers are formulated to address aging changes including loss of volume, definition, color and elasticity.

The effects of injectable fillers can last for several months, and the procedure is relatively quick and easy. Aesthetic lip enhancement with injections requires an experience injector such as Dr. Devorah Shagalov. She has the technical and aesthetic skills to restore lip height, width, projection, angles and curvatures to create beautifying results. Dr. Shagalov believes that the secret to beautiful, natural results is a precise technique, with gradual injection of small aliquots over several sessions to ensure the beautiful results.

The procedure is quick, taking up to thirty minutes and there is little to no downtime. Temporary side effects are mild and may include bruising, swelling and redness which will resolve quickly. Improvements are visible almost immediately and progress over the course of several weeks. Most dermal fillers for lip enhancement last 12-18 months, but this depends on your metabolism.

Your lips will be cleaned, and a topical anesthetic applied to numb your lips. Dr. Shagalov will use a very fine needle to inject the filler to add or restore volume, reshape, and define vermillion lip borders, emphasize the center of the upper lip to create or enhance the cupid’s bow and fill and lift the corners of the mouth.

Lip flip with Botox. Another option is to inject a small amount of neuromodulator precisely into the lip to allow for small eversion of the lip and to create the appearance of a naturally fuller lip. Dr. Shagalov will examine you to see if you are a candidate for this procedure.

When you are considering lip enhancement consult with Miami’s leading cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Devorah Shagalov. Dr. Shagalov is a cosmetic dermatologist with the expertise to help you choose the best method for your individual needs and provide you with all the necessary information about the risks, benefits, and recovery time for each method. Lip enhancement is a highly personalized treatment that is tailored to your specific needs and goals. Biscayne Dermatology is located in Midtown Miami on the border of Edgewater and Wynwood a few blocks from the Design District, Miami Beach, and Downtown Miami.

At a Glance

Dr. Devorah Shagalov

  • Double Board-Certified Dermatologist
  • Fellowship-Trained Mohs Micrographic Surgeon
  • Recipient of numerous dermatology awards
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