One of a handful of physicians in New York who has been awarded a Diamond Level Provider designation from Allergan - a level designated to a select number of physicians providing over 100,000 units of Botox treatments and/or over 2000 filler procedures per year.
Chairman Level designation which is the highest level provider for Galderma, the makers of Sculptra and also a Black Level Premier Injector designation by Merz.
Lip Enhancement is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure which uses synthetic or biological products to safely enhance or augment the lips. The doctor may use a variety of products to achieve lip enhancement including Juvéderm, Restylane and other fillers.
Doctor Vafa prefers to use Juvéderm for lip enhancement because it will last longer than other similar fillers and will give a natural, predictable result. Lip augmentation is widely sought out by models, actors, and of course women of all occupations for beautiful yet natural lip enhancement. The procedure generally takes about 30 minutes after the lips are gently numbed using lidocaine. As the lips may appear a bit swollen for 3-5 days, it is best to plan ahead before a special date or event.
Men and women who desire to have fuller or more defined lips are all candidates for this procedure.
Yes, your lips will be numbed so that you feel no or minimal discomfort. Usually, a topical anesthetic is used, as well as lidocaine, to numb the lips.
The lip augmentation procedure can take from five to thirty minutes, depending on the number of areas being treated.
After the lip augmentation procedure, you may experience some pain and swelling. This usually lasts a few days and in rare cases, the swelling and redness can persist for up to two weeks.
Your lips will be bigger after the procedure because of the swelling and the filler. You will see the results of the filler alone in a few days after the swelling has subsided.
You can most likely return to your normal activities in a few days after the swelling subsides.
The temporary fillers in the lip last 3-6 months.
*results can vary based on individual conditions
Dr. Vafa is a board certified physician specializing in the use of Botox Cosmetics, Dysport, Xeomin, Sculptra, Juvederm, Voluma, Restylane, Perlane, Boletero, Radiesse, Kybella, Cosmetic Laser Procedures, Radio-Wave Surgery, Smartlipo and the treatment of acne and facial aesthetics. Dr. Vafa performs thousands of aesthetics procedures yearly, making him one of a handful of physicians in New York who has been awarded a Diamond Level Provider designation from Allergan - a level designated to a select number of physicians providing over 100,000 units of Botox Cosmetic treatments and/or over 2000 filler procedures per year. He was awarded the Chairman Level Provider designation which is the highest level provider for Galderma, the makers of Sculptra, Dysport and Restylane and also a Black Level Premier Injector designation by Merz Aesthetics. His work is often referred to as “the downtown look” by his patients- referring to a natural look that does not appear overdone yet yields amazing results*. Dr. Vafa is also an accomplished painter and sculptor whose work was exhibited in galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, and Vancouver, among other cities. Click here for a complete bio of Dr. Vafa.