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Pucker Up! 5 Facts About Injectable Lip Fillers

Published 02/16/2017

It’s a fact: more and more women are seeking options to increase the size of their lips. Whether it be Kylie Jenner, the influence of social media, or a general interest in non-invasive cosmetic surgery procedures—the popularity of injectable lip fillers right now is undeniable.

Let’s take a look at the facts!

How Much Are Injectable Lip Fillers?

This is typically one of the first questions potential patients ask. The answer tends to vary depending on each patient and their desired outcome. As to be expected, the more filler used, the more your treatment will be. On average injectable lip fillers cost anywhere from $500 to $2,000 here in the Houston area. Members of our Brilliant Distinctions® rewards program are able to earn points on popular lip fillers like Juvéderm!

Are Injectable Lip Fillers Permanent?

Injectable lip fillers are not permanent and tend to last around one year. As such, you will need to get the treatment done regularly (every three to six months) to keep up your fuller lips.

Are Injectable Lip Fillers Reversible?

While it is rare, there are times when men and women are not happy with their results. The good news is that Dr. Ravi is able to reverse the results using Hyaluronidase. When injected, Hyaluronidase acts as an “eraser” that dissolves the filler within a matter of minutes.

How Long Until You See the Results of Injectable Lip Fillers?

Typically, our patients will see the difference immediately. Your lips will likely be swollen for a day or two, but the swelling generally wears away quickly—after which, you are left with a fuller and a more voluminous pout.

Is there Recovery Time with Injectable Lip Fillers?

While there is little to no recovery necessary, some of our patients have residual swelling and bruising. For this reason, Dr. Ravi recommends that you schedule your appointment at least three days before any big event. Taking Arnica and avoiding NSAIDS (such as Ibuprofen and Aspirin) for one week prior and week after fillers will decrease bruising.

Our team at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics are happy to answer any other questions you have about injectable lip fillers! Contact Dr. Ravi’s Houston practice at 281-242-1061 to schedule your personal consultation

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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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