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.
"Dr. Mentz is nothing short of a magician. I went to him for an abdominoplasty in November of 2015 and his work has been life changing. His "bedside manner" is equal to his skill. I did not, for one moment, feel spoken down to or intimidated by his brilliance. He was kind, professional and has a great sense of humor. This man is an artist."- J.R. / Facebook / Aug 16, 2017
"I had my face lift almost 5 years ago and I'm still so happy with the results.Dr.Mentz and his staff are the best. ."- P.L. / Facebook / Nov 03, 2017
"54 Year Lady - Renee"- M. / RealSelf / Sep 03, 2017
"Renee"- M. / RealSelf / Sep 03, 2017
"Dr. Mentz is nothing short of a magician. I went to him for an abdominoplasty in November of 2015 and his work has been life changing."- J.R. / Facebook / Aug 16, 2017
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 is discussed during consultation as each individual's needs vary.
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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.
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.
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.