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What is the Best Lip Filler?

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Lip fillers are used to enhance, fill, and sculpt the lips into an ideally perfect pout. Also known as lip augmentation, using dermal fillers to produce natural-looking fullness to the lips is quick, minimally invasive, and immediately noticeable; but how can you tell which filler will work most effectively for your lips.

The Most Effective Lip Fillers

The most effective lip fillers offered at our Houston office are:
  • Juvéderm Ultra and Ultra Plus. Producing amazing results in just one treatment, Juvéderm Ultra and Ultra Plus are used to add volume to thin and fading lips.  Juvéderm Ultra is slightly softer and feels a bit more natural to touch. Both of these Juvéderm fillers Dr. Gopathi uses for lip enhancement can produce results for about 6 months to upwards of a year.
  • Juvéderm Volbella. Volbella is used to improve lip definition, create a “Cupid’s Bow” at the top of the lips, and minimally adds volume throughout. Volbella is considered a thin filler, so the results will be very subtle. Results with Volbella last about 6 months.
  • Juvéderm Vollure. Vollure is the longest lasting of all lip filler options, lasting up to 18 months. The filler remains soft but provides the needed structure and shape some lips require.
  • Restylane Refyne and Defyne. Both Refyne and Defyne adds volume to the lips and provide structural support to help ensure the longest-lasting results possible. In addition to its ability to add volume to the lips, Refyne and Defyne are very effective at softening nasolabial folds and marionette lines to smooth the area between the nose and chin. Results typically last anywhere from 6 months to one year.

Lip Augmentation with Fat Transfer

Lip Augmentation with Fat Transfer

Dr. Ravi also offers lip augmentation with fat transfer. With this option, liposuction is used to remove fat from a donor site on your body – usually the thighs, hips, abdomen, or flanks – where it undergoes a thorough purification process that allows it to be injected into your lips to create fullness.
There are a few benefits offered by fat transfer lip augmentation:

  • Liposuction will sculpt and tone the donor site
  • Results can last up to five years

Fat transfer is more involved and invasive than nonsurgical lip augmentation with dermal fillers. During your initial consultation, Dr. Ravi can provide you with additional information about all of your options.

How Do I Find the Best Lip Filler for Me?

What is the best lip filler? That depends greatly on your anatomy, your desires, and your goals. The best way to determine which lip filler will produce the results you desire is through a one-on-one consultation with an experienced plastic surgeon. There are several products, including your own fat, which can be used to produce both subtle and pronounced changes to your lips. Your plastic surgeon will be able to guide you towards the most effective one for your specific needs.

Dr. Ravi and Dr. Gopathi are experienced, caring, and trusted in their field. Taking time to truly listen to each patient, our doctors can help you find the best option for your lip enhancement by working directly with you, listening to your desires, and providing you with honest information about the benefits and limitations of each of the lip filler options. Reach out today to schedule a consultation and learn more.

To schedule a consultation at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics, please call 281-242-1061 today. Located in Houston, our board-certified plastic surgeon welcomes patients from The Woodlands, Katy, Sugar Land, and all surrounding areas of Texas.

Body By Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics

Dr. Ravi Somayazula and Dr. Swapna Gopathi, both Board-Certified Physicians, use a patient-centered approach and spend as much time as needed to make each patient feel special and respected—not just another person walking through the door. As a team, a one-of-a-kind treatment plan is created to address concerns from head to toe with the latest surgical and non-surgical techniques, including: Breast Augmentation (Implants), Tummy Tucks, Liposuction, Mommy Makeovers, miraDry®, Botox®, Dermal Fillers, and Sculptra®. Working side-by-side, Dr. Ravi and Dr. Gopathi strive to create a long-lasting relationship with each patient, meeting any new aesthetic needs as they arise. Together, the staff at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics take each patient step-by-step through their cosmetic journey to achieve the desired aesthetic results.

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Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics sends well wished to all of those impacted by COVID-19. We understand that this has impacted our entire country in multiple ways, from falling sick to job changes and school cancellations. We understand your multiple concerns and anxieties, and we want to assure you that as a medical practice, we are here for you.

Our office is open and ready to serve you. We have restarted performing elective surgeries at an Ambulatory Surgery Center, and in office elective surgical procedures will resume after May 8th. In order to decrease viral spread and to minimize utilization of medical supplies during this time of need, we have implemented a strict screening protocol. As far as non-surgical procedures, we are slowly rolling out these procedures. We are currently offering Botox and other non-surgical in office procedures, such as miraDry and Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling. We tentatively will be restarting filler treatments on May 18th. All staff and all patients are required to wear masks at all times. We are also not allowing any additional guests at this time. We are taking extra time and extra steps to make sure all contact surfaces, such as door handles and counter tops, are cleaned around the clock with appropriate cleaning solutions. Your safety had always been, and will continue to be, of utmost importance.

Dr. Ravi Somayazula and Dr. Swapna Gopathi, both board certified physicians, will continue to offer both complimentary virtual consultations via a HIPAA compliant and secure platform and in person office consultations. We are happy to provide these two options so that you can choose the option that is most comfortable for you.

As responsible leaders in our community, we will always take the appropriate steps to ensure that every decision we make is focused on the health and safety of our patients and staff. We continue to monitor the CDC’s guidelines on infection control and are implementing their recommendations on an ongoing bases.

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