Thursday, June 3, 2010


What is lip augmentation?
Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure using dermal fillers like Juvederm or Restylane to shape and increase the size of the lips to make them look fuller and more attractive. Lips are prone to aging and wrinkling, partly due to accumulated sun exposure, genetics, smoking and the natural aging process. Full lips are much sought after given they can soften your face and complement your appearance. Lip enhancement is one of the most frequently requested cosmetic procedures.

Where does a lip augmentation procedure take place?

We perform this procedure right in our office at Saugerties Wellness Center

Is it a painful procedure?
No. At Saugerties Wellness Center we use a painless technique to instill local anesthesia that makes the lip enhancement procedure painless.

How long does it take to do a lip augmentation procedure?
The amount of time needed to complete a lip augmentation procedure is 30-45 minutes which includes time for the anesthesia to work.

Can I just do my upper lip?
The upper or lower lip may be treated singly, or both upper and lower lips may be augmented at the same time.

What are the side effects from the procedure?
Many people have no visible side effects but bruising and swelling are the commonest side effects seen. They usually subside within a day or two.

How much time will I need to take off from work after lip augmentation?

Patients can usually return to work after lip injection procedures. At Saugerties Wellness Center we recommend people rest after the procedure for a day or two. We like to perform them on a Thursday or Friday so that you can rest during the weekend and be ready to go back to work on Monday

Does insurance cover lip augmentation?

Unfortunately Lip augmentation procedures are not covered by insurance.

Is financing available for lip augmentation?

At Saugerties Wellness Center we offer financing options and also interest-free payment plans.

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