GUMMY SMILE TREATMENT TREATMENT BY DR. ZUCKERMAN IN NEW YORK CITY


Dr. Zuckerman can help you address a “gummy smile” where the gums above the teeth are visible during facial animation by injecting a combination of Botox® Cosmetic and a Hyaluronic Acid filler such as Juvederm® Ultra Plus XC. The Botox® injections are used to weaken the muscles that pull the lips upward during a smile, and the Juvederm® filler is used to slightly augment the thickness of the upper lip to hide the gums. Dr. Zuckerman uses 4-6 units of Botx® Cosmetic total and part of a vial of Juvederm® for this treatment.


Botox Cosmetic product, product box and logo. Dr. Zuckerman performs non-surgical injectable antiaging cosmetic treatments using Botox in his practice in New York City. Made by Allergan.

Botox Cosmetic® injectable product and packaging. Source: Allergan. Please see the manufacturer’s Indications and Important Safety Information for further information.


Gummy Smile Treatment In Detail

Below Dr. Zuckerman outlines several key aspects of Gummy Smile Treatment including procedure time, preparation, cost, and more.

Recommended Treatment Regimen

Most patients require two treatments per year to maintain a continual effect.

Longevity

Treatment is partially visible immediately and sets in within one week. The dermal filler will last longer than the Botox® injections. Therefore some of the result will remain apparent for up to one six to nine months. Results will vary per individual and by the amount of product injected.

Treatment Time

10 – 20 minutes per treatment

Pretreatment Guidelines

Dr. Zuckerman recommends patients take the following precautions before undergoing treatment for a gummy smile to minimize bruising: no NSAIDs such aspirin or ibuprofen within a couple days before a day after, don’t drink alcohol to excess a day before and a day before, refraining from lying flat or working out within 2 hours after injection.

Approximate Cost

$1,000 – $1,4000 per treatment




Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is a Hyaluronic Acid filler made by Allergan. Dr. Zuckerman uses this filler for a variety of treatments including lip augmentation, nasolabial fold treatment, and more in his practice in New York City.

Juvederm® Ultra Plus XC injectable dermal filler product and packaging. Source: Allergan. Please see the manufacturer’s Indications and Important Safety Information for further information.


Gummy Smile Treatment Recovery, Difficulty, & Risks

See below for an estimate of how long your treatment result may last, recovery time if any, cost range, and more.

Downtime / Recovery

This treatment involves little to no downtime, and patients often return to work immediately after workday treatment. There may be slight bleeding or redness at the injection sites, but these will resolve within a few hours.

Required Level of Skill

Medium: while dermal filler injections are commonplace, this combination of injectables is a more advanced technique. It is best to visit a board-certified plastic surgery and expert injector like Dr. Zuckerman to avoid complications with similarly located anatomical structures.

Level of Discomfort

None to low: Dr. Zuckerman applies a topical anesthetic (numbing cream) before treatment to eliminate patient discomfort.

Associated Risks

These injectables are overwhelmingly safe, especially when performed by an expert injector such as Dr. Zuckerman. However, possible complications, although rare, include:
• Redness
• Swelling
• Temporary numbness
• Drooping or sagging of the upper lip



Frequently Asked Questions About Gummy Smile Treatment


Coming soon.


Dr. Zuckerman speaks with a cosmetic surgery patient.

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Dr. Zuckerman has been selected as a SuperDoctor and profiled in The New York Times Magazine SuperDoctors issue three years in a row, recognizing him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.

Dr. Zuckerman has been selected as a SuperDoctor and profiled in The New York Times Magazine SuperDoctors issue three years in a row.


Dr. Zuckerman was quoted on the use of Kybella to eliminate submental, under the chin, fat. He also opined on how an angular jaw line is essential to societal classical perceptions of facial beauty.

Dr. Zuckerman was quoted on the use of Kybella to eliminate submental, under the chin, fat. He also opined on how an angular jaw line is essential to societal classical perceptions of facial beauty.


Dr. Zuckerman appeared on an episode of The Doctors TV show on CBS for a preoperative evaluation of a severe burn victim who requires a complex plastic surgery reconstruction.

Dr. Zuckerman appeared on an episode of The Doctors TV show on CBS for a preoperative evaluation of a severe burn victim who requires a complex plastic surgery reconstruction.


A mother and daughter pair of Dr. Zuckerman’s patients were interviewed by the New York Post about how much they enjoy their experience at Dr. Zuckerman’s office undergoing cosmetic Botox and Juvederm treatments.

A mother and daughter pair of Dr. Zuckerman’s patients were interviewed by the New York Post about how much they enjoy their experience at Dr. Zuckerman’s office, undergoing cosmetic Botox and Juvederm treatments.


Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on the trend of “Trophy Husbands” where men undergo plastic surgery for Fox5 News.

Dr. Zuckerman opined on the trend of “Trophy Husbands” where men undergo plastic surgery for Fox5 News.


Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on nipple piercings, their implications for breastfeeding, and why plastic surgery intervention may be required to remove them.

Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on nipple piercings, their implications for breastfeeding, and why plastic surgery intervention may be required to remove them.


Dr. Zuckerman was selected as a SuperDoctor for New York state for plastic surgery. This selection is Dr. Zuckerman’s third year in a row and recognizes him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.

Dr. Zuckerman was selected as a SuperDoctor for New York state for plastic surgery. This selection is Dr. Zuckerman’s third year in a row and recognizes him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.


For ReadersDigest.com, Dr. Zuckerman discussed the fact that liposuction is not a shortcut to weight loss. It is a sculpturing tool best used to shape and contour targeted problem areas with excess, stubborn fat.

Dr. Zuckerman discussed the fact that liposuction is not a shortcut to weight loss. It is a sculpturing tool best used to shape and contour targeted problem areas with excess, stubborn fat.


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