Lip Augmentation (Fat Graft and Injectable Fillers) - Houston, TX

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Overview

Whether you’re looking for a plump, sexy mouth or just a little volume for thin, aging lips, lip injections are a safe and effective option for lip enhancement. Triple board-certified Houston plastic surgeon, Dr. Henry Mentz offers two methods for lip enhancement: injectable cosmetic fillers and fat transfer.  Cosmetic fillers, like Juvéderm or Restylane, provide temporary volume to the lips that lasts 5-6 months.  A fat transfer offers a longer lasting enhancement by removing fat from another area of the body and grafting the purified fat into the lips. After lip augmentation, many patients look younger and more attractive from fuller lips that balance the face.

Procedure Technique

Dr. Mentz uses the patient’s stomach or inner thigh as the donor spot to harvest a small amount of fat, then the purified fat is carefully injected into areas of the lips that need volume. Dr. Mentz will go over recovery instructions depending on the amount of fat removed. For lip fillers, patients may be treated on the same day as their consultation in 15-30 minutes. After lip injections, patients may have temporary swelling and redness.

Pricing

Pricing is discussed during consultation as each individual's needs vary. 

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Lip Augmentation FAQ

Fillers or Fat Graft?

Lip injections with cosmetic fillers like Juvéderm or Restylane are a great option for first-time patients. For patients that have been consistently happy with their lip injection results from cosmetic fillers, fat grafting is a permanent treatment option.  

Fat Transfer?

Once injected into the lips, 30% of the fat cells survive the transfer and will remain in the lips permanently. For this reason, many patients receive multiple lip injection treatments until they achieve the desired result.

Other Areas?

In addition to enhancing the appearance of the lips, cosmetic fillers can also be injected into the cheeks and hands for a younger, softer appearance. Both the cheeks and the hands are common areas for age-related volume loss and restoring the volume in these areas can make you look and feel younger.

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* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary. Please be aware that the prices listed are for an estimate of fees only and that you will need a consultation to confirm any pricing.