Lip Augmentation Overview
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
"One of the best doctor in the world execellent very friendly help full profossional work professonial team i had my exprience great"- R.C. / Google / Jun 28, 2020
"The team was very friendly and helpful in guiding me through this process. I am 3 months post op and my breast reduction results have exceeded my expectations! Dr. Rafi is the best! Thank you!"- N.T. / Google / Jun 26, 2020
"Dr. Bidros is a true professional and perfectionist.and staff are amazing. I am very happy with my results. Thank you for the good care and support. I highly recommend Dr. Bidros."- D.K. / Google / Jun 25, 2020
"I am so happy with the staff and my surgery. Everyone in the office is professional and friendly. They discuss procedures, options, recovery, and answer any and all questions. They go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable with your procedure."- N.M. / Google / Jun 24, 2020
Lip Augmentation Procedure Technique
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.
Lip Augmentation During/After Treatment
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.
Plan Your Procedure
- 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.