Four Things All First Timers Should Know About Lip Fillers

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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.


  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 wishes to all of those impacted by COVID-19. Dr. Ravi and our staff understand that this has impacted our community in multiple ways, but we are ready to support you in any way we can. Patients have multiple concerns and anxieties, and we want to assure you that as a medical practice, we are here for you.

Our office is currently open and ready to serve you. We are performing elective surgeries per Texas state guidelines at our Ambulatory Surgery Center, Houston Plastic Surgery Center.  All surgical patients are required to test for Covid-19, this will be reviewed in detail with you by your Patient Care Coordinator.  We are also still performing Injectables, such as Botox and fillers, and other in-office Med Spa procedures, such as miraDry and Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling.  In order to do our part to decrease the spread of Covid-19, our office does have a strict screening protocol and all staff and patients are required to wear masks at all times.  Our staff continues to follow strict guidelines to increase the frequency of cleaning of all contact surfaces, such as door handles and countertops, with appropriate cleaning solutions. Your safety has always been, and will continue to be, of utmost importance.

Dr. Ravi Somayazula and Dr. Swapna Gopathi, both board certified physicians, continue to offer in person consultations as well as virtual consultations via a secure HIPAA compliant platform. We are happy to provide these two options to guarantee your comfort.

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 basis.

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