Rafi Bidros, MD

929 Gessner Road Ste. 2250, Houston, TX 77024

Lip Augmentation (Lip Fillers, Fat Transfer)

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What is lip augmentation?

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.

What are the benefits of lip augmentation?

Lip augmentation in Houston, TX at MyBodyMD may provide you the voluptuous, seductive lips you have dreamed of with long-lasting outcomes and benefits, such as:

  • Enhanced volume and fullness of the lips
  • Restored volume that is lost due to age
  • Natural-looking results, not “duck lips”
  • Customized treatment options
  • Amplified look of slender lips
  • Alignment of sloping lips

Am I A Candidate For Lip Augmentation?

Nonsurgical or surgical lip enhancement can give you fuller lips and a shapelier mouth. Depending on your needs and goals, you can choose lip augmentation surgery for lasting results or injectable dermal fillers to avoid recovery time. It may be good to start with dermal fillers to understand how varying volume amounts appear and then get lip augmentation surgery. Ideal candidates for lower and/or upper lip augmentation at MyBodyMD:

  • Have always had thin lips or have age-related volume loss in the lips
  • Have asymmetrical or uneven lips
  • Want to balance the entire face
  • Have overall good health

how is lip augmentation performed?

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.

how long is recovery after lip augmentation?

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.

Lip Augmentation FAQ

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, whereas 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.

Fillers First?

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.

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Enhance and augment your lips

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rafi Bidros has helped countless patients achieve fuller, more youthful lips through lip augmentation in Houston, TX. Whether you are looking for temporary results or desire a longer-lasting solution, MyBodyMD offers customizable options to meet your specific needs and goals. Call now to schedule a consultation and get one step closer to the lips of your dreams. Don't wait any longer to achieve the plump and alluring lips you've always wanted.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.