Lip augmentation using injectable fillers or fat transfer to the lips creates plumper lips and reduces fine wrinkles around the mouth. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Rafi Bidros, offers many options to help you achieve more youthful lips at his Houston office. For temporary results, patients can have injectable fillers like Restylane or Juvéderm. These allow the patient to determine if they like the lip augmentation and the amount of filler needed before trying a longer lasting procedure, like fat transfer to the lips. After lip augmentation, you can have fuller lips and eliminate problems like a thin or long upper lip.
"Dr. Bidros is absolutely phenomenal! I was SO impressed with his professionalism and knowledge. The office was super organized, clean and efficiently run. Michelle, Mandy, Jackie and Connie are all rock stars.!!! They get things done and are so incredible at their jobs, not to mention classy and beautiful. I will recommend Dr. Bidros to everyone. So easy to talk to and understand. Thank you!!!"- E.K. / Google / Feb 18, 2016
"Dr. Bidros and his staff are a true blessing. They are very friendly and make you feel special. I highly recommend him and staff. They are the best."- S.W. / Facebook / Jul 30, 2017
"Dr. Rafi Bidro and his staff are the best! I've been to many different consultations before him and once I had my consultation with him, I knew he is the BEST! I can assure you he is better than the rest his work speaks for itself!"- D.W. / Google / Jul 17, 2017
"In May of this year I saw Dr. Bidros for Plastic Surgery. I had just been informed that I had cancer and would need a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. I was actually in shock and everything that anyone told me was not real. At first, everything was negative and I wanted no part of anything especially surgery. On May 25th the surgery was performed and Dr. Bidros did a fantastic procedure. On July 4th I developed a hematoma and on the 5th was my second surgery and as he completed the second surgery he was able to do the total reconstructive surgery. As of today, July 27th I am doing fantastic. Dr. Bidros performed an excellent reconstructive surgery and has an excellent personality and bedside manner. His Assistant, Mandy is wonderful with his patients and makes you feel very comfortable. I would definitely recommend Dr. Bidros to anyone that wants to feel comfortable and wants excellent work. He is very caring and honest."- C.H. / Google / Jul 16, 2017
"Dr. Bidros and his team showed genuine care, patience and support in a very difficult for me time. The results of the procedures gave me a sense of completeness and went far beyond expectations. I will be forever grateful!"- N.P. / Google / Jul 10, 2017
Lips may be injected with collagen, hyaluronic acid (Restylane or Juvéderm) or with fat transferred from another site. Patients may only need an upper lip lift – as the face ages, the upper lip can lengthen. Along with loss of fat in the lip, the red part of the lip appears thinner. An incision at the base of the nose can help shorten the upper lip skin and even out the red part of the lip. Combined with fillers or fat, the lip can be fully rejuvenated.
If you are getting a fat transfer to the lips, you will be put under general anesthesia for the liposuction. For lip augmentation, you may receive a local anesthetic or numbing cream. After lip augmentation, most patients can return to normal activities depending on the procedure and materials used. Recovery from liposuction will vary based on the amount of fat removed and the location of the donor fat.
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- Average Cost
- $1,800 - $2,500
Lip Augmentation FAQs
Fillers or Fat Transfer?
Temporary procedures like collagen or HA can be appealing to patients who want to experiment with a fuller lip look, but not necessarily commit to it. Collagen injections have a short-lived effect, where as fat injections provide longer-lasting results, but are sometimes unpredictable as to the degree of improvement. Dr. Bidros will discuss the available options, depending on your needs.
Aging and Genetics?
Some people consider lip augmentation procedures because they were born with thin or uneven lips. Other patients may find that their lips become thinner with age. In either case, lip augmentation can improve the appearance of the lips and face.
If you are unsure about getting long-lasting lip augmentation through fat transfer, it can be a good idea to try lip fillers first. This can help you understand Dr. Bidros’ method and decide how much volume you want in which areas of the lips. Once you have decided what you want using temporary fillers, you will be more confident getting lip augmentation through fat transfer.