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Lip Enhancement (Lip Augmentation)

Lip Augmentation / Lip Enhancement is a nonsurgical cosmetic procedure which uses synthetic or biological products to enhance or augment the lips. The doctor can use a variety of products to achieve lip enhancement including Restylane. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, David P. Rapaport, MD has been offering lip enhancement as his Manhattan, New York office for over a decade.

Doctor Rapaport understands that the greatest fear of patients seeking lip enhancement is an overdone, unnatural result.  He reassures his patients that he too finds such a look unacceptable.  His results appear natural and not overdone.

The Manhattan, New York Board Certified Plastic Surgeon is widely sought out by models, actors, and of course women of all occupations for his beautiful yet natural lip augmentation (lip enhancement) results.

Who is a candidate for lip enhancement?

  • If you desire to have fuller or more defined lips
  • Males and females are both candidates for this procedure

Where would my lip augmentation procedure be performed? Your lip augmentation / lip enhancement procedure is a fast out-patient procedure which would be performed in the Board Certified Plastic Surgeon's Manhattan, New York surgical suite. 

Is anesthesia used during lip augmentation cosmetic procedure?  Yes, your lips will be numbed so you will not feel a thing. Usually, a topical anesthetic is used, as well as lidocaine, to numb the lips.

How is the actual procedure performed? For lip augmentation the doctor uses injectables like Restylane. The lips are injected with a needle into the treated area. 

Is lip augmentation or laugh line correction a painful procedure? Some minor discomfort, stinging or throbbing can occur. Restylane procedures, on the other hand, are generally associated with minimal discomfort, because Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, David P. Rapaport, MD, numbs the areas beforehand,

How much time will I need to take off from work after lip augmentation? Patients can typically return to their normal activities immediately after the procedure.

What is the intended result from having lip augmentation?

  • The intention is to give you the fuller lips you desire
  • For some patients with very thin lips, the goal may be to have a more normal and facially balanced appearance
  • For some patients, very thick and sexy lips are the goal
  • Some patients desire a defined edge to the lip or a return to their less aged lip

If you have questions concerning lip augmentation (lips enhancement), or would like to schedule a consultation with the Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, please phone David P. Rapaport's Manhattan, New York Plastic Surgery office at 212.249.9955 or email the doctor at


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David P. Rapaport, M.D., F.A.C.S

905 5th Avenue (@72nd Street)
New York, NY 10021



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