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Information on Lip Augmentations and Removing Lip Silicone in New York, NY.
Unfortunately, not all lip augmentations meet the patient’s needs and want. Sometimes, they can even leave the lips looking lumpy and asymmetrical. Other times, the lips can become infected, or form nodules and reactive tissues called granulomas.
If a patient is unhappy with the results of prior lip augmentation, they may seek out a revision procedure. During a surgical revision, Dr. Jacono uses inner-lip incisions to avoid external scars and removes or shifts implants. Sometimes, he grafts fat and tissue from other parts of the body to create better symmetry. Many surgeons use lip implant materials like GoreTex, silicone, and AlloDerm, but Dr. Jacono tends to avoid these synthetic implants.
Not all revision lip enhancements require surgery. For patients who have had fillers like Restylane, Juvéderm, or Perlane, Dr. Jacono injects an enzyme called hyaluronidase into the lips. This dissolves all injected material in 1 to 2 days.
Lip enhancement has been popular for many years. One major reason for this is that celebrities and influencers often undergo lip augmentation procedures. The Kardashians and Jenners, for example, admit to having lip injections, which influences the average person to opt for similar solutions.
A more general reason for lip augmentation’s popularity is that plump, symmetrical lips are associated with physical attractiveness. Some of the most beautiful female celebrities, like Angelina Jolie, have large, sensuous lips.
Unlike other aesthetic treatments, lip augmentation procedures are simple and have minimal downtime. The average lip injection takes thirty minutes to perform, and patients can return to their normal daily activities immediately. There may be some minor swelling, but this usually resolves after 2 to 3 days. Lip augmentation surgery lasts anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, and most patients completely recover within 1 to 2 weeks.
Dr. Jacono regularly treats patients who wish to remove troublesome silicone injections. Silicone injections are permanent, but are not FDA-approved, and may make the lips look lumpy and uneven. Silicone injections can also cause granulomas and other unsightly complications. This is why it is important to consult a board-certified doctor who only uses trusted medical solutions.
Sometimes, silicone injections can be treated with cortisone, a kind of corticosteroid. In more severe cases, surgery is required to remove injected material. Dr. Jacono has many years of experience helping patients who have had unsuccessful silicone injections.
Dr. Jacono is a dual-board-certified facial plastic surgeon with extensive training in corrective lip enhancement. He is also an expert in reconstructive lip surgery. He prides himself on delivering the most natural results possible.
Dr. Jacono has published extensively on lip augmentation procedures (click here to see his publications). He has also lectured all over the country and internationally and performs reconstructive surgery on patients who have lost their lips to cancer. His unique expertise makes him qualified to provide some of the best revision lip augmentation results in the world.
To see if you are a candidate for revision lip augmentation surgery, please contact Dr. Jacono’s offices in Manhattan or on Long Island.
This patient had a prior lip augmentation with misaligned results. To fix this problem, Dr. Jacono performed a corrective lip enhancement surgery. Note the dramatic improvement in lip symmetry and the effect it has on the rest of her lower face.
This patient had a series of silicone injections that misaligned her lips. To fix this problem, Dr. Jacono performed a corrective lip enhancement with an incision inside the lips. The surgery had a positive effect on the patient’s lip symmetry, lack of scarring, and lower face.
This patient received silicone injections, which resulted in severe asymmetry. Dr. Jacono performed a corrective lip enhancement with an incision inside the lips. Note the improvement in lip symmetry.
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