The Hottest Lip Augmentation in New York

What’s more than having facial features that make you confident. Women of all ages desire plump, kissable lips, as a sign of youth, femininity, and sexual appeal. While cosmetic products, such as lip liners and lip kits, can only create illusions that last a day or two, women often look for more long term solutions to having the perfect lips. Lip augmentation in New York City has been a major trend among women of all ages, especially since the Kardashian influence led to millions of women wanting to get fuller and plumper lips. Women opt for varying lip augmentation techniques in order to achieve their desired lip shape.

Russian Lip Augmentation

Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that can give you fuller, plumper and luscious lips. These days, an injectable dermal filler is the most commonly used method of lip augmentation. There are many types of dermal fillers that can be injected in your lips and around your mouth, including Juvederm, Restylane and Teosyal . The vast majority of the fillers today are made from hyaluronic acid gels. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the body that attracts water and expands in volume when injected. By doing so it helps to increase volume in your lips, improves definition and also provides added hydration.

Hyaluronic acid fillers based lip fillers have essentially replaced collagen and silicone based gels that once were the most common dermal fillers. These newer options are safer, more predictable and the effects appear more natural. Other forms of lip injections include fat injections and permanent implants to plump the lips. But they also aren’t used as much today because the results vary and there is a greater risk of side effects.

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What are Russian Lips?

The Russian lip technique produces extra volume in the body of the lip with minimal chance of migration. It can be used to create an intentional plumpness or to give a supermodel natural fullness. The process involves placing tiny droplets of filler, injected vertically into the lip, compared to lines of filler underneath the border. This technique widens, lifts and opens the lip body without any compromise of projection.

This new trend has introduced a brand new shape to the lips, providing a flatter, wider look to match the one supported naturally by Russian women. The trend began due to the desire for lips that are larger in volume and plumpness, without the worry of filler migration or the ‘duck lips’ and ‘trout pout’ look that many want to avoid when having lip filler. Russian Lips derive from the ‘Russian Doll’, where they form a heart shape in the centre with a flatter, higher appearance.

If you’ve ever had your lips augmented with dermal fillers, you’ll probably agree that the results were great and the procedure was worth it. But the procedure isn’t without its limitations, and that’s where the Russian lip technique comes in.

Lip augmentation uses one or more dermal fillers, like Restylane or Juvederm to accentuate and volumize the lips. Still, it’s done for more of a horizontal increase in the overall size and prominence of the lips. And since the fillers are injected horizontally rather than vertically, traditional lip augmentation also tends to almost uniformly increase the size of the lips, for what some patients have called the “sausage effect.”

Of course, regular lip augmentation can be done aesthetically, and not everyone by far ends up even vaguely affected by the so-called sausage effect, but the procedure is limited nonetheless.

The Russian lip filler technique, on the other hand, aims for a vertical improvement in the lip contour, and it pays extremely careful attention to the cupid’s bow. So what you get are almost doll-like lips with a perfect pout. They can be made to look just as natural as your normal lips, but they have that magazine-like perfection that so many patients are after.

What is the Russian Lip Injecting Technique

The Russian Lip technique differs completely when it comes to the procedure, and this is something to consider when it comes to booking your appointment. Price and duration of the treatment are two of the main factors to contemplate.

The technique involves injecting tiny droplets of dermal filler into the lip, mainly focused around the center to achieve the heart-shaped look. Filler is injected vertically into multiple injection points and dragged upward from the base to the top of the lip, rather than horizontally with traditional lip augmentation. Russian lips are larger in height rather than volume, which requires a longer treatment time due to an increase of product needed to achieve the desired look.

These advanced treatments require extra filler, but the main goal with Russian Lips is to increase the height of the lips rather than add excessive plumpness. For this reason, it’s often regarded as a good treatment for people new to lips treatments who want to create a striking look without being overly radical.

Of course, extra volume can be added if required and sessions are tailored to an individual’s desired result. However, at Skinly Aesthetics, the best Russian Lips doctors always strive for a 100% natural outcome, and always advise the client if they are asking for too much product, and that their result will be unnatural. You should err on the side of caution with lips, and less is often more.

Traditionally, lip filler treatment can take any time between 15-30 minutes. However due to the fact that more filler is used, more time is taken to inject which can increase treatment time to 30-45 minutes.

There are slightly more entry points used, but the vast majority of them are only one in the border (this is where the sensitivity comes from) so pain really is kept to a minimum.

One of the most important differences compared to traditional lip injection approaches is that the filler is placed in the superficial subdermal plane. This process has also been described as tenting, where the filler acts as a strut that supports the weight of the lip, which is impossible to achieve with standard filler injection techniques. Additionally, there are a few more injection points along the outer border of either the top or bottom lip with the Russian lip technique. It is a bit counterintuitive, but despite having more injection points during the procedure, the chances of bruising are actually significantly diminished because the subdermal plane is not as vascular as the deeper lip layers. However, with the filler being placed more superficially you will develop more initial post-procedural swelling. This treatment also causes less discomfort than a normal lip filler treatment owing to the fact that the needle is only 1-2 mm deep under your skin where there are fewer nerve endings and hence less irritation.

You can help diminish bruising by avoiding alcohol the night before your treatment, using arnica tablets a week prior and a week after your treatment, using an ice pack before and after your treatment and avoiding hot baths, saunas and steam rooms for around 48 hours after your treatment.

Once the swelling, tenderness or bruises subside, you will be left with a stunning result that will be the envy of your friends and a kissable desire to your soulmate!

Russian lip injection technique

What is the Russian Lip Tenting Technique?

There are several different techniques that can be used to administer a lip filler. The Russian lip technique involves the vertical administration of the hyaluronic acid filler of choice into the base of the lip, drawing the filler to the outer edge of the lip. Using this technique, the results demonstrate a lift or flip of the lip to create an upward turned shape, leaving you with more of a pouty lip instead of outward volume. Also called lip tenting or the pillar technique, this technique will enhance the cupid’s bow without the lips visibly protruding forward from a side profile. Many prefer this technique as it has a very natural look.

Filled Russian Lips

What is the process for the Russian Lip Injecting Technique?

The Russian lip technique is designed to create extra volume in the lip without outward protrusion or an unnatural looking shape, particularly from a side profile. The process of the Russian lip technique involves the placement of tiny droplets of filler through a vertical injection directly aligned with the vermillion border. During the molding process, the lip is carefully sculpted upward rather than outward, creating a beautiful and natural looking pout.

Russian Lips Versus Different Lip Filler Injection Techniques

When we look at the techniques involved in a more common lip augmentation using dermal fillers, the product will usually be injected into the vermillion border and then potentially into the body of the lips using a cannula or needle, working from the outside of the lips, inwards. This will create a more prominent lip border to enhance their shape and add volume so that the profile of the lips are enhanced and can be seen from a side angle.

With the Russian lip technique, the injections are administered vertically into the base of the lip, drawing out to the outer edge. The lips will be shaped to lift or flip the lip, rather than add excessive volume. This is also called lip tenting or the pillar technique and can enhance the cupid’s bow without adding a pronounced side profile or more volume into the lip border.

What is Russian Technique Lip Filler?

There are several types of fillers that can be used for the Russian Lip Technique. Dr. Schwarzburg always recommends using a hyaluronic acid filler. One of the most popular fillers used for the Russian lip technique is Restylane Kysse, as it is a softer, more subtle filler, however any hyaluronic acid may be used, such as Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Volbella, Revanesse and others. Depending on the patient’s lips, Dr. Schwarzburg selects whichever filler he finds most appropriate for the individual.

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Hyaluronic acid fillers for Russian Lips

Hyaluronic acid fillers can improve the appearance of your lips by adding shape, structure and volume. There are several hyaluronic acid fillers on the market including Restylane, Restylane Silk, Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus, Juvederm Volbella, Belotero. Hyaluronic acid works great as a lip plumping product, helping to fill in cracks on the surface of your lips and keep the cells loaded with moisture. However, since it’s natural and does break down inside your body, hyaluronic acid needs to be continuously and consistently used to maintain its plumping effect.

Once injected, the gel in the filler supports and shapes the tissues of the lips.

The benefits of using hyaluronic acid fillers include:

  • Control over lip volume: The amount of substance injected can be controlled, so the doctor has better control over how much lip volume is created.
  • Gradual pace of treatment: The injections can be given gradually during different appointments until the desired results are achieved.
  • Bumps dissolve easily: Any lumps and bumps created by movement of the lips can be dissolved easily with special enzyme called Hyaluronidase.
  • Less bruising: There may be less bruising and swelling compared to other dermal fillers.
  • Reasonably lasting results: The results are reasonably long-lasting, but not permanent.
  • Allergic reaction unlikely: Because hyaluronic acid fillers are made from substances similar to those found in the body, they are unlikely to cause an allergic reaction. But if you are allergic to lidocaine, tell your doctor before being treated.

Can Hyaluronic Acid Fillers be combined with Botox?

Botox is a very common treatment used to address fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Hyaluronic acid fillers are frequently combined with Botox to fill in deeper wrinkles that can not be covered completely with Botox alone. Loss of volume is common when it comes to aging and can be addressed with fillers. Hyaluronic acid fillers and Botox have no negative reactions to each other.

Is Russian Lip Technique Safe?

The Russian Lip Technique is a filler technique and is typically administered with the use of a hyaluronic acid filler which has been FDA approved to be safe for injectable use. Just like any other procedure, fillers can come with possible risks and side effects, however, the risks and side effects are minor and temporary. Some people may experience swelling and bruising after the procedure, which should subside within 3-5 days.

How to do Russian Lip Technique

The Russian lip technique is a highly advanced and technically challenging procedure because the gel is injected very superficially. If done incorrectly because of insufficient training there is a high chance of side effects including unevenness, lopsidedness, lumpiness and others. It must be administered by a highly experienced, qualified and trained physician with the expertise to safely and effectively inject their patients. It is important to confirm that the person injecting you is a board certified doctor who has personally performed thousands of these injections. If you get your Russian lips injected by an unqualified injector, there will be a high risk for unsatisfactory outcome as well as side effects. Dr. Schwarzburg is a board certified physician with years of experience, making him the top lip injector in New York.

Can you combine Botox Lip Flip with Russian Lips Technique?

Botox is completely safe to combine with the Russian lip technique. A lip flip is the injection of Botox right above the lip to relax the muscle which then pulls the top lip upward creating a “lip flip”. A lip flip could pair very nicely with the Russian lip technique as the approach is used to create more of an upward shaped volume, which may be enhanced with a lip flip.

Can Russian lip injections be combined with other aesthetic procedures?

Lip injections are a common procedure and are very frequently combined with other procedures. There is no procedure that has a negative reaction to lip fillers as long as the professional injecting you approves it. Lip fillers are often combined with Botox or other facial fillers such as under eye, cheek, nasolabial fold, or jawline filler. The only thing to look out for is to make sure that you don’t get any facials immediately after filler administration. You need to wait 3-5 days for the filler to settle to avoid migration.

How long do Russian Lip Fillers last?

Overall, lips that are done using Russian injection approach tend to last longer because the tissue plane in which they are injected is minimally vascularized and hence the gel tends to last longer.  Some people respond better and keep their results for over 12 months, while others metabolize the filler quicker, with results lasting around 9 months. On average you can expect your results to last anywhere from 6-12 months. Another factor is the amount of filler injected as well as the results you desire. The duration also varies according to the type of fillers injected. For example patients having Restylane Kysse lip filler treatment can expect results to last longer and may go as long as an entire year without touch ups.

Side Effects of Russian Lips Technique:

While lip fillers may be considered a simple ‘lunch time procedure’, it’s important to remember that this is a procedure that comes with risks.

At Skinly Aesthetics, Dr. Schwarzburg is considered the best Russian lips doctor who likes to emphasize that if the correct technique is not applied appropriately, it can result in serious issues that can cause unsightly long-term damage.

There has been an increase in the number of inexperienced injectors offering treatments. Incorrectly injected filler may result in asymmetry, infections and even necrosis (tissue death). Other side effects include bulging and split lip skin, uneven and lumpy lips, and allergic reactions. In the event of an adverse event it is crucial that the physician uses the reversal agent for hyaluronic acid filler called Hyaluronidase. It is crucial to use it as soon as possible to avoid permanent side effects.

People also need to be aware that not all fillers are the same. In fact, there are a lot of differences across the market space. When injecting something into your body, you must ensure that the person doing it is experienced and fully qualified, and using high-quality products. When you come to Skinly Aesthetics for your treatment with Dr. Schwarzburg at his Upper East side clinic in Manhattan, you can rest assured that you are getting the treatment from one of the best Russian lips doctors in NYC.

There are also many package deals and coupons available out there. If these deals sound too good to be true, then warning bells should sound. Before you buy package deals, do your research and ask questions about the need for the additional treatment being bundled in or sold.

How Long Does the Russian Lip Technique Take?

The procedure itself takes around 30 to 45 minutes, but you may need to allow some extra time for any numbing cream that might be used, to take effect.

Russian Lips Price in New York:

Prices for dermal fillers and lip augmentation vary depending on multiple aspects including clinic location, anatomical complexity and doctor’s expertise. Because the Russian lip approach is very sophisticated and technically challenging it should only be done by highly trained doctors. Because of this combination of factors the cost for Russian lips is anywhere from $900 to $1200 in New York. Additionally, to achieve the flat, heightened look of the Russian Lips, more dermal filler is needed, which can therefore increase the price even further. Due to the extra time and product that is sometimes involved with lip tenting, you may have to pay a little more than you would for a normal lip filler procedure. However, this extra investment could mean that you get the exact result you want and the results will generally last longer than a traditional lip filler treatment.

Russian Lip Technique in New York

If you are interested in giving your lips a loving makeover, then give Skinly Aesthetics a call and book a consultation with one of the best Russian lips physician providers in New York City. Remember that if you are considering Russian lips treatment, it still falls under our lip augmentation with filler procedures – it’s just that the technique is different.