Lip Augmentation Houston
What is Lip Augmentation?
Lip augmentation is a plastic surgery procedure that enhances the lips for a fuller and more defined appearance. There are many lip augmentation techniques. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Patrick Hsu offers a variety of fillers to help increase the volume of the top lip, bottom lip, or both, depending on your needs.
Types of Lip Augmentation Treatments
Perma Facial Implants by SurgiSil™
Restylane InjectionsFat InjectionsAfter Lip AugmentationExpect some mild bruising and swelling of the lips after the procedure. It can last for a week, but this will gradually subside as you go through your recovery. Compared to other plastic surgery procedures, lip augmentation recovery is much short with minimal scarring. Patients who undergo the procedure can return to their jobs 24 hours after the surgery. Below are some tips you can follow for a smooth-sailing recovery period:
- Avoid wearing lipstick, lip balm, or other lip products for a week after the surgery.
- Place cold compress to your lips to control the pain and reduce the swelling.
- Reorganize your diet and put more soft foods like soup and mashed potato to lessen the need for chewing.
- Do not drink alcohol for 1 week after the surgery since it may affect the outcome of the procedure.
|Perma Facial Implants are permanent, personalized solutions that are safe and effective to combat fine lines and wrinkles and increase the fullness of your lips. FDA Approved.||The Perma Facial Implant is inserted through miniscule incisions and performed under local anesthesia.Procedure time: approximately 30 minutes|
|Perma Facial Implants are safe because of its soft, solid silicone make-up. There is no reaction from the body like previous implants||The results are permanent and normal activity can be resumed the following day|
|Hyaluronic acid is a substance that exists naturally in the body where its most important function is to carry and bind water. Restylane is manufactured in a laboratory as non-animal, stabilized hyaluronic acid (NASHA) that does not contain animal protein and so does not require a skin test prior to treatment. FDA approved.||Restylane is injected under the skin.Procedure time: less than half an hour.|
|PInjection-related adverse reactions such as swelling, redness and tenderness might occur. Other adverse reactions are very rare.||The result is immediate and can last from 6 – 12 months, depending on the patient.|
|Fat injections or liposculpture are performed using the patient’s own fat cells (autologous fat) taken from unwanted fat deposits. There are many variables in this treatment, including the way the fat is extracted, whether frozen or fresh fat is used, the area that is injected, the amount of fat that is used and how deeply the fat is injected.||The fat is injected under the skin.Procedure time: less than one hour to several hours.|
|Some lumpiness can occur, in addition to injection-related reactions. If the patient puts on weight, the injected area can become enlarged, which may not be desirable.||The reported duration varies from a few months to several years.|