Houston’s Lip Augmentation Specialist
The lips are one of the most striking features of your appearance. However, not everyone is born with a pair of plump, shapely lips. Even for those that are lucky enough to have a gorgeous pout, over the years, their lips may lose volume and size. As the lips naturally loose volume, their diminished shape can leave the face looking years older than it is. Fortunately, the meticulous lip augmentation techniques offered by Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics can restore this lost volume, plumping the lips and restoring overall confidence.
These before & after photos are from a specific patient. Results may vary. Schedule a personalized consultation with our doctor to learn more.
Look to the Experts at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics for Your Lip Augmentation
Dr. Ravi Somayazula and Dr. Swapna Gopathi are two of Houston’s finest aesthetic providers. They offer Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics’ patients in Houston, Memorial, Katy and the Heights the best techniques for a rejuvenated appearance. As board-certified physicians, both doctors are known to bring a mixture of innovative, cutting-edge techniques and the most trusted traditional procedures. Practice founder, Dr. Ravi, is an Ivy-league trained plastic surgeon, dedicated to patient-centered care, continuously striving to achieve desired physical rejuvenation for the breast and body. Dr. Gopathi, Director of Medical Aesthetics, centers her practice on antiaging and face contouring techniques, with a focus on the unique needs of busy, working women.
A dedicated consultation with distinct plan with evidence-based recommendations are given to you by our doctors once they learn about your desires. Ranging from subtle to more drastic changes, we strive to reach your goals with safety in mind.
“My primary goal during your entire plastic surgery journey is to make you feel comfortable and to assure utmost safety during your procedures. We are here to guide you to your very best outcome.”
–Dr. Ravi Somayazula
By offering a variety of safe lip augmentation techniques and products, Dr. Ravi and Dr. Gopathi can create custom-tailored treatment plans that will meet each patient’s individual needs and desires. Options include dermal fillers, such as Juvéderm Ultra, Juvéderm Volbella and Restylane Refyne. These pliable fillers softly create shape in the lips while adding volume. Although there will be some initial swelling, our doctors ultimately strive to keep the area from looking ‘duck-like’. The final results leave your lips looking fuller, more sculpted, and well-defined. Fine, ‘smokers’ lines can be reduced, as well. In a fast, comfortable procedure, Dr. Ravi and Dr. Gopathi can achieve the smooth, plump lips each patient desires, creating a new level of self-confidence.
“One of the most requested procedures in our practice is lip augmentation with dermal fillers. We take our time to use precise injection techniques with little to no discomfort and bruising. You’ll be ready for your selfies in no time!”
-Dr. Swapna Gopathi
The Ideal Candidate for Lip Augmentation
Almost anyone can find themselves considering lip augmentation, whether looking for a more noticeable pucker, or to regain lost volume. An ideal candidate for lip enhancement will be in overall good health, holding a clear understanding of the intended procedure. It is important for patients to have realistic expectations for their results. Prior to scheduling any lip augmentation procedure, a private consultation will be arranged with Dr. Ravi or Dr. Gopathi. We recommend that our patients refrain from alcohol. Aspirin and Ibuprofen close to the time of the injections. You may not be a candidate for fillers if you have certain blood disorders that preclude you to excessive bleeding, bruising or clotting.
The Lip Augmentation Consultation and Examination
Potential patients are invited to consult with our board-certified physicians who can perform a detailed examination to give you their honest recommendations. This can take 15 to 30 minutes. You can also choose to have your consultation and injections performed at the same time which will require about 45 minutes to 1 hour in the Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics’ office. At this time, the provider will get to know the patient and their aesthetic needs. A brief examination of the lips and facial tissue will be performed. Dr. Gopathi and Dr. Ravi will discuss all of the lip enhancement options in detail, showing photographs of their recent patients who underwent a similar procedure. After answering any remaining questions, the surgeon will create a personalized lip augmentation treatment plan. Many of the treatments and techniques can be performed during the same, initial visit. This includes the use of Botox Cosmetic or other dermal fillers for facial contouring procedures, such as Voluma for cheek contouring and Juvéderm for nasolabial folds.
During the consultation appointment, the exact cost of treatment will be determined. A Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics’ patient coordinator will go over all of the payment options, assisting in finding the right method to pair with each patient’s budget.
Lip Augmentation Procedure
There are several methods available for lip enhancement at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics, including the popular, soft tissue fillers. The best technique will depend on the individual patient’s aesthetic goals and lifestyle. The noninvasive lip augmentation techniques are performed in a comfortable, in-office treatment room.
Soft tissue fillers are the most popular, temporary lip augmentation technique. Created from biocompatible materials, fillers plump tissues as they are injected, providing immediate results. Many products contain Hyaluronic Acid (HA), a naturally occurring substance that encourages the production of collagen. The benefits from a soft tissue filler in the lips can last for up to one year.
Most Commonly Recommended Lip Augmentation Products
Juvéderm Ultra: Made by Allergan, the same company that makes Botox Cosmetic, Juvéderm Ultra lasts up to one year. Juvéderm Ultra can add volume to thin, fading lips. Excellent for improving vertical lip lines, as well, Juvéderm Ultra offers significant improvement in one session.
Juvéderm Volbella: The newest filler from the Juvéderm family, Volbella is a smooth gel injectable, made from a mixture of Hyaluronic Acid particles. Volbella can add volume to the lips, improve lip definition, create a Cupid’s Bow or “M” at the top of the lips, as well as erase Smoker’s Lines. Volbella’s natural-looking results can last for up to a year.
Restylane Refyne: A second-generation Hyaluronic Acid filler from the makers of Restylane, Refyne both plumps the tissues and adds structural support. The results look natural and can last for months to come. Restylane Refyne uses XpresHAn Technology™, designed to improve not only the lips but soften Nasolabial Folds and Marionette Lines, between the mouth and nose.
Additionally, depending on the client’s needs and expectations, other options for lip augmentation may include a fat transfer. During the consultation appointment, the best technique for lip augmentation will be determined.
Lip Augmentation Recovery and Results
Little to no downtime is required after the use of fillers for lip augmentation. For this reason, many women choose to have their lip enhancement performed as part of a ‘lunchtime lift’. While the lips and treatment area may be slightly red, swollen, and tender for the first 24 to 48 hours, these side-effects will quickly resolve. Light bruising is common, as well. Makeup can be worn immediately after treatment, with no restrictions on activities.
The results from a noninvasive lip augmentation procedure can be seen right away. Benefits will last from six months to over a full year, varying from patient to patient, depending on the area treated, the technique, and the extent of correction desired. Once the results start to fade, a second treatment can further maintain the results.
Lip augmentation is considered a safe and effective treatment. Dr. Ravi and Dr. Gopathi are committed to providing all of their procedures in the safest of environments. While side-effects are short lived, including bruising and tenderness, more serious complications are rare. In some instances, however, infection, scarring, and nerve damage can occur. Patients should only choose a board-certified physician, such as Dr. Ravi or Dr. Gopathi, for their aesthetic procedures.
Lip Augmentation from Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics:
Find out more about the exciting lip augmentation procedures at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics by calling the office at 281.242.1061 or filling out the simple Contact Us form. Located at 9230 Katy Freeway, near Memorial and Katy, our office is easy to reach from all areas of Houston. Ensuring patient comfort and privacy, the Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics office is one of Houston’s most trusted providers of cosmetic surgery and noninvasive techniques.
Lip Augmentation FAQ:
- What is lip augmentation? Lip augmentation refers to a cosmetic treatment, designed to plump thinning lips or enhance their natural contours. Augmentation can include a variety of noninvasive techniques, such as the use of dermal fillers, or the surgical application of fat. Injectable fillers, the most popular option, offers significant improvement in the shape and size of the lips, lasting for up to a year or more.
- Am I a good candidate for lip augmentation? The ideal candidate for lip augmentation will be someone in overall good health, who understands the intended technique, and holds reasonable expectations for their results. Clients may have naturally thin lips, or have noticed declining volume as they age. Noninvasive techniques can be an excellent choice for anyone, including all skin types and ethnicities.
- How long does lip augmentation with injectable fillers take to perform? Noninvasive lip augmentation techniques, including the use of soft tissue fillers like Juvéderm Ultra and Restylane Refyne, are performed in Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics’ office. Each session will take from 45 minutes to an hour. The results can be seen immediately.
- When can I return to work, after my lip augmentation? Lip enhancement with dermal fillers requires no downtime. While patients can expect minor swelling, redness, or bruising, these side-effects are mild and will quickly fade. Patients will be back to their normal activities as soon as their appointment is over, with no restrictions or limitations.
- What are the risks of lip augmentation? Lip augmentation is a safe procedure, especially when performed by an experienced provider. Side-effects are generally mild and last only a few days. More serious complications are rare, but can occur. These include infection, scarring, asymmetry, and nerve damage. To ensure the safest results possible, patients should only trust their appearance to a board certified cosmetic surgeon, such as Houston’s Dr. Gopathi and Dr. Ravi.