What Is Lip Augmentation?
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 plastic surgeon Dr. Henry Mentz offers two methods for lip enhancement in Houston, TX: injectable cosmetic fillers and fat transfer. Cosmetic fillers, like Juvéderm or Restylane, provide temporary volume to the lips that last 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 with fuller lips that balance out 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
"Love Dr. Mentz and his staff! He does amazing work! He’s the very best!"- J.S. / Facebook / Sep 26, 2018
"Full Facelift - I have to give Dr Mentz 5 stars and would give him and his staff more if there were more stars. I interview 5 other plastic surgeons before deciding on Dr M. I’m 6 weeks out from a full facelift. I had no pain at all after surgery...he didn’t tell me about that!! My experience from my first visit, AnaLisa, to the day of surgery, the surgical staff, Dr. Vo, the visiting nurses, Wendy, fol..."- B. / RealSelf / May 10, 2018
"Wonderful experience! - Dr. Mentz is awesome as well as the office staff. Upon my first encounter with him he was very kind, patient and very knowledgeable. I had a BBL and I couldn’t be more happy with the results! I’m 3 weeks post-op no complications and I’ve received numerous compliments on my new body. My entire experience from beginning to now has been wonderful. I am so grateful I chose Dr. Mentz! He excee..."- A. / RealSelf / May 01, 2018
"Great Doctor, Explains everything in detail."- J.L. / Yelp / Mar 06, 2018
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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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.
What is a facial fat transfer?
Once injected into the lips, 30% of the fat cells survive the transfer and will remain in the lips. For this reason, many patients receive multiple lip injection treatments until they achieve the desired result.
Can I fill other areas, too?
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.