Lip Fillers in NYC

Achieve Fuller, More Defined Lips with Lip Fillers

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Have you noticed your lips becoming thinner and losing their youthful shape as time passes?

Dr. Darren M. Smith, a renowned board-certified plastic surgeon, specializes in restoring that lost volume. Under his expert care, lip fillers offer a safe and effective way to plump lips back up for a more sensuous and youthful appearance.

Trust in Dr. Smith’s expertise to help you achieve the perfect pout.

What Are Lip Fillers?

Lip fillers are injectable dermal filler treatments used to add volume and definition to the lips. They can enhance thin or aging lips for a fuller, more youthful look. 

Unlike permanent surgical procedures, lip fillers offer an inexpensive, non-surgical way to temporarily augment the lips. They provide immediate results that last from 6 months up to 1 year.

Lip filler treatment is a relatively quick non-surgical procedure 

With a reputable provider like Dr. Smith, lip fillers are a safe way to achieve your ideal lip shape and proportions. 

What Are the Benefits of Getting Lip Fillers?

Lip fillers offer many advantages to patients wanting to enhance their smile:

Natural-Looking Results

Properly placed lip fillers look soft and natural – not exaggerated. Dr. Smith uses advanced techniques to enhance the contour and borders of the lips for fuller-looking results that still look natural.

Customizable Volume

The filler that is injected into the lipscan be meticulously controlled for precise shaping. Dr. Smith will listen to your desired amount of fullness and plump the lips accordingly. He also makes sure both lips remain balanced and symmetrical.

Gradual Reversibility

One of the major benefits of hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm is they are gradually reversible. If you feel your lips are overfilled, the hyaluronic acid naturally breaks down and dissipates over time. For more immediate reversal, Dr. Smith can inject an enzyme, hyaluronidase (Hylenex) to dissolve the filler.

Minimal Downtime

The lip filler procedure is performed in-office and requires no extensive recovery. You can expect some mild swelling and tenderness for a few days. Most patients feel comfortable enough to return to work and normal activities immediately.

Long-Lasting Results

Depending on the type of filler used, lip enhancement results can last anywhere from six months to one year. Maintenance appointments and touch-ups can sustain your fuller lips for as long as you wish.

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Which Types of Lip Fillers Does Dr. Smith Use?

There are several categories of FDA-approved cosmetic fillers Dr. Smith may use to give you perfect lips:

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

The most common lip fillers are made from hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a sugar naturally present in the skin that binds to water to provide volume. There are multiple types of hyaluronic acid lip fillers:

  • Juvederm: The different formulations of Juvederm, like Ultra and Ultra Plus, vary in thickness. This allows Dr. Smith to choose the best option for your individual needs.
  • Restylane: Restylane injectable gels integrate seamlessly into the lips for natural-looking plumpness.

Hyaluronic acid fillers offer adjustable, precise results and lower risk of allergic reaction due to the natural substance.

Synthetic Fillers

Dr. Smith may choose longer-lasting synthetic fillers for certain patients:

  • Sculptra: Poly-L-lactic acid works gradually over months to stimulate collagen and provide subtle lip plumping.

Dr. Smith selects the best lip filler product for each patient after carefully assessing their goals and anatomy during an initial consultation.

The Role of Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is a glycosaminoglycan – a natural substance present throughout the connective tissue of the body. Hyaluronic acid has a vital role in the skin.

How Does Hyaluronic Acid Retain Moisture?

Hyaluronic acid is able to bind over 1,000 times its weight in water. It forms a gel-like substance that helps hydrate the skin and keep it looking plump and supple.

Over 50% of the body’s total hyaluronic acid is found in the skin. It’s highly concentrated in the upper layers of the epidermis.

How Does Aging Affect the Production of Hyaluronic Acid in the Skin?

As we age, our skin’s ability to produce hyaluronic acid declines. This leads to dryness, thinning of the skin, fine lines, and wrinkling. Using HA dermal fillers can help replenish this youth-enhancing compound.

Why Are HA Dermal Fillers Used and How Do They Work?

When expertly injected into the lips, hyaluronic acid fillers act like small “micro sponges” that soak up water and expand to fill out the tissue. The results are soft, natural-looking lips with restored volume.

Are HA Dermal Fillers Safe?

Because hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body, HA dermal fillers have an excellent safety profile with relatively low risks.

When a reputable brand of HA filler is injected correctly by a specialist like Dr. Smith, adverse reactions are very uncommon. Patients may experience temporary side effects like swelling, bruising, or tenderness.

Is It Possible To Reverse This Dermal Filler?

Hyaluronic acid fillers are one of the only types that can be reversed. Hyaluronidase (Hylenex) is an injectable enzyme that breaks down hyaluronic acid. If a patient is dissatisfied with their lip filler results, Dr. Smith can dissolve the hyaluronic acid filler using hyaluronidase.

For these reasons, hyaluronic acid is the preferred filler type by experienced cosmetic doctors like Dr. Smith for providing safe, customizable lip enhancement.

Your Lip Filler Procedure with Dr. Smith

If you decide to move forward with lip filler injections after your consultation, here is what you can expect during your appointment:

Numbing and Preparation

Dr. Smith will first apply a topical anesthetic to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. Once the lips are numb, he will clean and prepare the treatment area. He may also massage the lips gently or have you hold a warm towel over them to prepare them for the injections.


Using a very fine needle, Dr. Smith will expertly inject tiny amounts of the chosen filler into specific points along the lip area. He may outline the vermillion border of the lips first before filling the main body with strategic injections.

Molding and Checking

As he works, Dr. Smith will continually mold and shape the lips to ensure proper placement and a natural look. He may have you mimic facial expressions like smiling to confirm an aesthetically pleasing result.

Final Touches

Once the majority of the filler is injected, Dr. Smith will make finishing touches to perfect the shape, symmetry, and proportions of your enhanced lips. He may also apply ice to minimize swelling.

The lip filler procedure from start to finish takes about 30-45 minutes. Dr. Smith combines his expert technique with an artistic eye to provide beautiful, subtle lip enhancement customized to your wishes.

Recovery and Maintenance of Your Lip Fillers

What Can I Expect Immediately After the Procedure?

  • You’ll notice mild swelling and redness which typically lasts for 2-3 days.
  • There may be small bruises, but these should fade within 7-10 days.
  • Some tenderness is common, but it usually resolves in a few days.
  • You’ll see results right away. However, the final shape emerges over 2 weeks as any swelling decreases.

How Do I Care for My Lips Post-Treatment?

  • Dr. Smith will provide you with detailed aftercare advice to enhance the healing process.
  • It’s best to lay off vigorous activities for the first 24 hours.
  • Ice packs can be beneficial in alleviating swelling.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Avoid NSAIDs or blood thinners
  • Over-the-counter pain medications (preferably tylenol or acetaminophen) can be taken if needed for discomfort.

Returning to Your Routine

  • Many patients feel up to resuming their regular routine immediately following the procedure or the next day.
  • However, it’s a good idea to limit excessive lip movement when talking or expressing emotions.
  • Practice care when cleaning your face or putting on cosmetics.
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Lip Filler Outcomes: Before and After with Dr. Smith’s Patients

Viewing before and after pictures can provide a practical understanding of the sort of enhancements that Dr. Smith has accomplished for individuals desiring fuller, well-defined lips.

Here are some examples:

Before and after photos showing impressive yet natural-looking lip enhancement results on real patients

Dr. Smith is highly adept at augmenting lips for fuller shapes and proportions that look beautiful and completely natural – never overdone.

How Much Do Lip Fillers Cost?

In New York City, the price range for lip fillers can differ. Please contact the office at 212-633-0627 to find out about our current pricing for lip filler!

What Factors into the Price?

The total cost is influenced by:

  • The specific type and volume of filler chosen
  • The targeted areas for treatment
  • The unique anatomy of the patient

Will I Need Multiple Sessions?

Achieving your envisioned lip fullness might necessitate more than a single session. While some patients find their desired outcome after just one treatment, others may benefit from periodic sessions to maintain or amplify the results.

Why Consultation Matters

Remember, the provided price ranges are approximations. Individual costs can fluctuate. To gain a clearer insight into your potential investment, schedule a personalized consultation with Dr. Smith.

Why Choose Dr. Darren M. Smith for Your Lip Fillers?

Dr. Darren M. Smith is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in performing injectable treatments.

He has gained a reputation for delivering natural-looking results to his patients. Specializing in injectable treatments, he offers a wide range of options to address various cosmetic concerns.

Here are some of the reasons patients choose Dr. Smith for their lip enhancement needs:

Surgical Skill and Precision

With his extensive surgical background, Dr. Smith has an expert understanding of facial anatomy and the intricacies of lip structure. He injects fillers with a precise technique to optimally enhance lip shape and proportions.

Passion for Patient Satisfaction

Dr. Smith is committed to achieving patient satisfaction with natural-looking outcomes. During your consultation, he takes time to understand your cosmetic goals and develop a customized filler treatment plan.

Advanced Techniques and Technologies

Dr. Smith stays updated on the latest lip filler products, injection methods and technologies to continually improve patient results. He combines his years of experience with the most innovative approaches for beautiful, pleasing outcomes.

An Eye for Facial Aesthetics

Dr. Smith has trained extensively in advanced filler injection methods. He has an artistic eye and keen spatial awareness that allows him to visualize how to augment lips harmoniously.

A Trusted Reputation

With his proven track record of success enhancing lips and other facial areas, Dr. Smith has developed a respected reputation in the community. Patients trust him to help them look refreshed and youthful again.

FAQs About Lip Fillers

Here Dr. Smith answers some frequently asked questions about lip fillers:

How long does the treatment take?

The entire lip filler appointment (including application of numbing cream) takes about 30-45 minutes. You’ll be in and out of our office quickly.

Will lip fillers make my lips look fake?

In expert hands, like Dr. Smith’s, lip fillers look soft and natural – never exaggerated. He focuses on maintaining the natural shape of your lips.

How long will lip fillers last?

With hyaluronic acid fillers, most patients can expect plump, enhanced lips for 6-12 months. Touch-up maintenance injections can sustain the results even longer.

Do lip fillers hurt a lot?

A topical numbing agent is applied first so you will only feel minor discomfort during injections. Any tenderness resolves within a few days.

How soon can I see results?

You’ll notice some initial improvement immediately, but it takes 2 weeks for final results to become apparent after swelling subsides.

Can men also get lip fillers?

Yes, subtle lip fillers can enhance thinning or ill-defined lips in male patients for a more refreshed, youthful look.

Dr. Smith welcomes any other questions you may have during your lip filler consultation. He wants you to feel fully informed about your enhancement options.

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Schedule Your Lip Filler Consultation Today

If you’re ready to improve thinning lips or simply enhance your natural shape, contact our office today to schedule a lip filler consultation with Dr. Smith. He provides personalized treatment plans tailored to your unique cosmetic goals.

At your appointment, you’ll be able to:

  • Discuss your desired improvements
  • Learn about recommended fillers for your needs
  • Review before and after photos so you can get an idea of potential results
  • Have all your questions answered before moving forward

Dr. Smith combines his artistic eye, surgical skill, and the latest techniques to help patients achieve beautiful, plump lips that look gorgeous yet completely natural.

Contact + 1 (212) 633-0627 or book an appointment online to arrange your lip filler consultation. 

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