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Four Things All First Timers Should Know About Lip Fillers

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07/15/2020

Lip augmentation is a safe and effective way to improve the symmetry and fullness of the lips. At Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics, we offer several lip augmentation options, including:

  • Juvéderm Ultra adds natural-looking volume to thin, fading lips
  • Juvéderm Ultra Plus is a bit more rigid than Juvederm Ultra but in the right patient, will get beautiful results
  • Juvéderm Volbella adds volume to the lips and creates greater definition. It can also create a cupid’s bow
  • Restylane Refyne adds volume and structural support to the lips. It can also be used to soften nasolabial folds and marionette lines
  • Restylane Kysse is the newest filler offered at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics and creates a very soft and natural appearance with very little swelling

The lip filler that will be best for your augmentation is dependent on your goals, your anatomy, and other factors unique to you. Dr. Gopathi will make her expert recommendation to guide you towards the best solution during your time in our care.

4 KEY THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE GETTING LIP FILLERS

  1. Lip Fillers Are Not Permanent. Depending on the individual, lip fillers may produce results for 6 to 12 months. Some patients are considered fast metabolizers and break down the filler quicker.  However, most patients are seen one to twice yearly for fillers. Longer results may be obtained through fat grafting, which can be discussed during your initial consultation.
  2. Lip Fillers Do Not Deflate the Lips. When your body naturally dissolves lip filler with time, there are no adverse events and your lips will return to their natural state, neither fuller nor flatter than before. Repeat treatments can safely be performed as needed to ensure continued results.
  3. Swelling is Normal. Your lips will likely swell after your procedure for about 3 to 4 days. This is normal and will resolve. The final results will appear once the swelling has subsided.  It is not uncommon for the lips to further swell over the first few days, then they will naturally go down.
  4. Recovery is Short. As a nonsurgical treatment, recovery from lip augmentation is negligible. Most people are able to resume normal activities right away. Discomfort is possible but most often mild. Any temporary redness around the injection site can be concealed with makeup.

There are several considerations that should be made before undergoing any cosmetic procedure. If you are interested in learning more, please call Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics at 832-937-4036 to schedule a consultation today. We welcome patients in Houston, The Woodlands, Katy, Sugar Land, and all surrounding areas.

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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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