LIP AUGMENTATION TREATMENT BY DR. ZUCKERMAN IN NEW YORK CITY


Dr. Zuckerman is well-known in the New York area for his lip augmentations. He uses the latest injection techniques and has developed a few of his own over time. Injections are performed using Juvederm® Ultra Plus XC. Dr. Zuckerman’s lip augmentation treatments are customized to the individual depending on their initial lip anatomy and the extent of the desired augmentation. Some of the possible issues that can be addressed in this treatment include:
• Enhancing your by accentuating the structures called the philtral columns, located between the nose and mouth. (This is a particular specialty of Dr. Zuckerman’s technique.)
• Corrected the balance of upper to lower lip. The “ideal” ratio of these is 1:1.6, and often patients with a thin upper lip desire lip augmentation to restore aesthetic balance to the lips.
• Correct asymmetry


Left oblique view of Lip Augmentation patient, female, day of. Injected 0.8cc of Juvederm Ultra Plus.

Before and after comparison of a patient of Dr. Zuckerman’s in New York City who underwent lip augmentation. Patient treated with 0.8cc Juvederm Ultra Plus XC, 0.5cc for the upper lip, 0.3cc for lower lip. Patient pictured on the day of treatment.


Lip Augmentation In Detail

Below Dr. Zuckerman outlines several key aspects of Lip Augmentation including procedure time, preparation, cost, and more.

Recommended Treatment Regimen

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

Longevity

Treatment takes three days to one week to set in and lasts six to nine months.

Treatment Time

10 – 20 minutes per treatment

Pretreatment Guidelines

Dr. Zuckerman recommends patients take the following precautions before undergoing forehead lip augmentation 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

$700 – $900




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.


Lip Augmentation 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

Some patients experience slight redness around the lips immediately post-treatment and minimal bruising, which generally resolves within 24-48 hours. Most often, Dr. Zuckerman is able to minimize or eliminate such side effects, and his patients often go straight back to work after a day-time treatment.

Required Level of Skill

Medium: while injecting a hyaluronic acid filler like Juvederm is relatively simple, injecting the lips is about artistry. Dr. Zuckerman can evaluate where a patient’s aesthetic deficits lie and address them effectively without making the patient look overdone.

Level of Discomfort

Low: Dr. Zuckerman uses a topical anesthetic, or numbing cream, around the lips to minimize discomfort for his patients.

Associated Risks

Hyaluronic Acid filler injection in general is very safe. The most common “risk” is that patients is being happy with their injector’s result, so it is important to visit an experienced injector such as a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Zuckerman. Any result with lumps, bumps, or unevenness is likely to make you the patient unhappy. There is very low risk that a patient may be allergic to the Hyaluronic Acid filler, in which case a board-certified physician’s office will be able to apply a treatment to reverse the filler. This possible allergy is the main reason a patient should visit a board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist for treatment.



Dr. Zuckerman performs lip augmentation for one of his patients using Juvederm Ultra Plus XC and demonstrates one of his personal techniques for enhancing your “pout”.


Frequently Asked Questions About Lip Augmentation


• How many units of Botox do I need for platsymal bands or horizontal neck lines?
Dr. Zuckerman will recommend a number of units to you for this treatment based on your age, the extent to which you tend to squint, and the amount of sagging in your brows laterally. Generally speaking, this area receives somewhere in the range of 2 to 6 units. For first or second-time patients, Dr. Zuckerman often recommends that you make a follow-up appointment 8 to 14 days after treatment. He can then perform a touch-up treatment and record exactly how many units optimally suits you.

For other Frequently Asked Questions about Botox® treatments, please visit the Botox® Cosmetic page.


Dr. Zuckerman speaks with a cosmetic surgery patient.

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ABOUT DR. ZUCKERMANYOUR VISITTESTIMONIALS

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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