Lip Augmentation in Houston, TX
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Lip Enhancement or Augmentation in Houston, TX
Lip augmentation improves and rejuvenates the condition of the lips and imparts a younger-looking appearance to the lower face simply and quickly. At Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, a full-service cosmetic treatment center, residents of Houston and nearby communities in Texas can enjoy top-quality medical treatments such as lip augmentation, performed by inventive plastic surgeon Dr. Olga Bachilo.
Lip Augmentation Rejuvenates Your Entire Face
The lips are often among the first areas in the face to exhibit early evidence of aging and sun damage. Thin, flat lips marked by vertical lines, commonly called “smoker’s lines,” give you a prematurely aged appearance even when the rest of your face still looks young. Lip augmentation replenishes fullness and volume, restores symmetry, and adds definition to the lips, while reducing the appearance of those pesky vertical creases around the edges of the lips. A lip enhancement treatment can quickly revitalize your entire facial appearance without much expense or fuss.
Options for Lip Augmentation
Lip augmentation, or lip enhancement, may be accomplished using surgically positioned lip implants, dermal injectables, or natural fat transfers using fat extracted from problem areas in your own body.
Lip augmentation is an uncomplicated procedure that takes less than an hour to administer. If you are getting lip implants inserted, the procedure requires tiny incisions that will allow Dr. Bachilo to insert the implants.
In the case of dermal fillers, the most suitable injections will be used to create added plumpness and definition in the lips. You may choose from an array of dermal filler options and Dr. Bachilo will recommend the filler most suitable to your specific aesthetic needs. Options may include Juvederm or Juvederm Volbella, one of the newest fillers specifically indicated for lip and perioral area injections.
If you choose the fat transfer option, fat will be harvested from key fatty areas in your own body, such as the hips or thighs, in order to produce the natural fat injections that will be used to add volume to your lips. In some cases, your body may reabsorb fat from natural fat transfer injections, and the process may need to be repeated.
In any case, the lip augmentation procedure is safe and simple, and has gained widespread popularity, producing satisfying, natural-looking results.
Lip Augmentation Recovery
There’s no need to worry about any downtime after lip augmentation when performed using fat transfer or dermal filler injections. In the case of surgical implants, the lips may feel tender and sore for a few days. All discomfort such as soreness, tenderness, and mild bruising will naturally diminish within a few days. Most patients may safely go on with their normal activities immediately upon leaving the treatment session, but for the first 24 hours after treatment, it is important that you not touch or irritate your lips, or kiss anyone, until all swelling and soreness has subsided.
Results and Follow-up Treatments
Surgical lip augmentation may be considered a semi-permanent, reversible procedure, because while no follow-up treatments are usually required, and results may last for years, you can always change your mind and exchange your lip implants for new ones. Lip augmentation with dermal fillers or natural fat transfer typically produces results that last for several months.
Rejuvenate your entire face with a simple lip augmentation treatment performed at Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in the Houston area. Contact us today to schedule your first consultation and restore lusciousness to your lips!
How long do lip fillers last?
The longevity of lip injections depends on the type of lip filler used, but on average they last four to six month. Occasionally they may last up to a year.
What does lip filler do?
Lip fillers help to define lip border and plump up the lip for a more attractive and full lip appearance.
Which filler is best for lips?
Hyaluronic acid or HA filler is the best filler for lips. HA filler produces natural, soft and temporary result. Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Volbella along with Restylane Silk and Restylane Refine are a few of the brand name fillers most suitable for the lips. Currently there is also a new Versa filler available for lip injections.
Can lip filler be removed?
Yes, if you are not pleased with results of your HA lip filler, it can be removed with the use of injectable enzyme which will dissolve the filler completely. Also, HA fillers will naturally dissolve over time.
How much do lip injections cost in Houston?
Lip injections prices in Houston may vary from $450 to $800 per syringe. The cost of lip fillers depends on the product used and provider delivering lip injection.
Will I feel lip filler in my lips?
When lip injection is done appropriately, you should have natural soft feel to your lips. You may experience temporary sensation changes in your lips due to lidocaine (a numbing medicine) present in most fillers.
What are the risks of lip injections?
As with any injections there is a risk of bruising and infection, which are minimal. There is also risk of asymmetry and need for additional injections. Your provider will discuss all risks and alternatives in details with you during your consultation.
Who is best candidate for lip injections?
Any healthy adult over the age of 22 looking to improve the shape and volume of their lips is a good candidate for lip injection.
Do lip injections hurt?
There is some discomfort associated with injectable treatments, but it is minimized with the use of topical anesthetic, ice and vibration distraction devices.
When will I see results after lip injection?
You will see results immediately after your lip injection. There may be some swelling and bruising for a few days following treatment.
When can I return to work after lip injection?
You may return to work immediately after lip filler treatment with expectation of some swelling and bruising. Bruising usually can be covered by makeup.
What do I need to do before lip injection?
It is recommended that you do not take any medications that can increase potential for bruising for one week prior to your injectable treatment. This includes avoiding any aspirin and ibuprofen containing products as well as supplements such as fish oil and high doses of vitamin E. Tylenol is safe to take prior to injections.
What can I expect after lip injection?
It is expected to experience some swelling and mild bruising after injectable filler treatment. These usually subside in few days to a week.
How can I minimize bruising with lip filler injection?
You can minimize bruising after lip injections by avoiding the use of aspirin, ibuprofen, fish oil and vitamin E one week before treatment. You can also take Arnica supplements for a few days prior and a few days after treatment. You may use topical Arnica gel for any bruising that occurs.
Are there any alternatives to lip fillers?
Threads can be used in the lips to produce subtle augmentation to lip and lip border. Fat injections, utilizing your own fat, can be done instead of use of HA fillers. Silicone lip implants may be used for a more dramatic augmentation.
How do I know which method of Lip Augmentation is best for me?
Lip injections are the least costly, but will require more frequent repeat treatments. Lip implants provide results that can last for years, as does a fat transfer procedure. During your introductory consultation, Dr. Bachilo will evaluate your condition and recommend the best treatment option for you.
If I get lip cold sores, will lip injection make it worse?
If you are prone to cold sores, your doctor may recommend and prescribe antiviral medication to take prior to injection to prevent cold sore onset.
Who should I see for lip injections?
You should always look for an experienced plastic surgeon, dermatologist or experienced nurse injector to deliver your filler injections.
Where can I get Lip Augmentation in Houston, TX?
Among the best Lip Augmentation surgeons in Houston is Dr. Olga Bachilo, director of Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, serving the greater Houston area including Sugar Land, Katy, Pearland, Woodlands, League City and other communities in the area.
Where can I find lip filler specials in Houston?
If you are looking for lip injection discount in Houston, make sure to visit our Specials page for any ongoing filler promotions.
Can I finance my lip injection treatment?
We offer financing options on injectable treatments and other cosmetic procedures through Alphaeon credit, GreenSky and CareCredit.
What are the benefits of using Lip Implants for Lip Augmentation?
Lip Implants provide long-lasting results and allow you to revise the surgery if you later change your mind about the size or shape of implants that you select.
What are the benefits of Lip Augmentation with Fat Transfer?
The fat transfer procedure provides long-lasting results with the additional benefit of extracting fat from another area of the body where you want to shed a little, and using that fat to fill out and augment volume in the lips.
Can I combine Lip Augmentation with another facial procedure?
Yes. Patients often combine Lip Augmentation with other procedures such as Rhinoplasty (a nose job), an Eyelid Lift or a Brow Lift, or practically any other facial procedure, to achieve a total facial improvement.
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