Houston’s Lip Fillers 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.

Lip Augmentation Before & After Results

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 Fillers

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.

Lip Augmentation Consultation

“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 filler 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 lip fillers, such as Juvéderm Ultra, Juvéderm Volbella and Restylane Refyne. These pliable lip 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.

Lip Augmentation Specialist Dr. Swapna Gopathi

“One of the most requested procedures in our practice is lip augmentation with lip 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 Fillers 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 Enhancement Procedure

There are several methods available for lip enhancement at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics, including the popular, soft tissue lip 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 lip fillers are the most popular, temporary lip augmentation technique. Created from biocompatible materials, lip 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 Filler 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.
Infographic: What can lip augmentation do?

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. woman's lips before and after fillers, fuller and more plump after treatment


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.
  • How Long Does It Take for Lip Fillers to Heal?
    Lip fillers typically require 12 to 24 hours of healing time for the average patient. Patients can expect to experience bruising, swelling, and redness in their first two days after treatment. However, it may take some patients up to one week to see these common side effects disappear completely. If you are looking to fill your lips before a major event, we recommend patients schedule their appointment two weeks ahead of the event date to ensure a complete recovery.
  • How Long Do Lip Fillers Last?
    While lip fillers are not permanent, they can last the average patient up to 12 to 18 months. This time frame may vary, but depending on your desired look, you may need touch-up treatments more than once within twelve months to maintain the volume of your lips.
  • How Much Do Lip Fillers Cost?
    Lip filler treatment can cost between $650 to $775 per syringe. Most patients typically use a half to one full syringe to fill their lips, depending on their desired look.
  • Can Lip Fillers Look Natural?
    Yes! With the right injection technique and the right amount of filler, lip fillers can add volume to the lips in a way that looks proportionately balanced compared to the rest of your facial features. Lip fillers not only add increased volume to the lips, but applying filler to focused areas such as the cupid’s bow and corners of the mouth can help give an overall plumping effect that leads to a natural look.
  • Are There Different Lip Injection Techniques?
    There are several types of lip injection techniques. These techniques include the traditional injection with regular needles, lip rejuvenation, lip tenting, and lip flip. To find out which injection technique could help you achieve the most natural-looking lip augmentation results, schedule a consultation with us today!

Meet Dr. Swapna Gopathi

Swapna Gopathi, MD is a highly experienced, board certified anti-aging and cosmetic physician, specializing in rejuvenative medicine. With her guidance, you can rediscover your youthful appearance. Practicing in the Houston-area for close to 10 years, Dr. Gopathi brings her patients innovative and transformative solutions to obtain their desired aesthetic and cosmetic results.

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