Lip Augmentation

in Albany, NY

Why Choose Dr. Kayastha for Your Lip Augmentation?

Who you choose to perform your lip injections is important. They must know what a beautiful lip looks like and have good judgement. Furthermore, they must understand lip anatomy and be able to perform injections safely. Dr. Kayastha is a board certified plastic surgeon who has a special interest in injectables. He performs injections daily and continues to refine his techniques by learning from some of the best injectors in the industry. During your appointment he will carefully interview you to find out what you would like to achieve. After that her will make recommendations on how to best achieve your goals. Injections are done in an non-rushed, careful and thoughtful manner.

What is a Lip Augmentation?

Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure, used to enhance the size and shape of the lips. Lip augmentation can involve the surgical placement of a silicone implant for permanent results. Dr. Kayastha prefers a non-surgical approach using fillers to provide a natural result that lasts up to one year.

Who is a Candidate for Lip Augmentation?

Candidates for lip augmentation are those who would like to enhance the size or shape of their lips. This can be due to naturally thin lips, or volume loss with age causing the lips to become thinner.  Lip augmentation using fillers adds instant volume to the lips and can smooth vertical lip lines for a more youthful appearance.

What Happens During the Lip Augmentation Procedure?

Lip augmentation with hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm is performed in the office. The whole process takes 45 minutes to an hour. Your lips will be numbed with intraoral local anesthetic injections so that when they are actually being injected your will feel very little. This allows you to relax completely during your injections.

Lip Augmentation FAQs

What do I need to know before getting lip fillers?

Ahead of your lip augmentation appointment, make sure to avoid taking blood-thinning medications and supplements, since these can increase your chance of bruising.

How often should you touch up lip fillers?

This can depend on your goals and preferences. Many patients touch up their fillers gradually every six months or once every 1 or 2 years. Your injector can help you determine the right schedule for maintaining your look.

Who is not suitable for lip fillers?

Patients who have allergies or a history of reaction to lidocaine may not be good candidates since many fillers contain this numbing agent. Additionally, if you have any active infections in the area, you should avoid lip fillers.

Why are my lip fillers not lasting?

This can be due to a variety of reasons – lip fillers can deteriorate quickly because they exist in an area that moves constantly with chewing, talking, or smiling, so they can be metabolized faster. If you have a naturally high metabolism or work out often, this can affect the duration of your results.

Does massaging lip filler break it down?

Yes – this can encourage the body to break down fillers more quickly. However, this only accounts for a minimal amount of metabolization.

 

What Will my Recovery and Results be Like?

When using lip fillers, there is usually no recovery or downtime required. Patients might experience mild side effects like bruising and swelling that should diminish fairly quickly.  The results of non-surgical lip augmentation can last for 6-12 months.

To learn more about lip augmentation and to schedule your consultation with Dr. Kayastha you can either call us at (518)674-9060 or email us.

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Dr. Kayastha and his entire staff were very kind and professional from start to finish. He has exceptional attention to detail and really goes above and beyond to ensure that his patients are comfortable and well informed through out the entire process.

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