Houston & Pearland, TX

Lip Fillers

Introduction to Lip Fillers

One of the signs of aging is often seen in thinning lips. If your lips are not as full as you’d like, you may find that lip augmentation is the answer. Lip augmentations continue to grow in popularity due to the subtle enhancement offered in a low-risk, noninvasive manner.

Dr. Christopher Hankins and his staff at Premier Plastic Surgery in Pearland, TX, can give your lips the boost they need to be plump and luscious again. We offer our services to residents of Pearland, Houston, Lake Jackson, and the surrounding areas in South Houston.

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What are Lip Fillers?

At Premier Plastic Surgery, our cosmetic professionals know how important it is for everyone to feel confident and comfortable with their lips. Lip augmentation can be a great option if you’re struggling with thin lips.

Whether you are a first-time lip augmentation patient or a seasoned veteran of lip enhancement, our Juvéderm® injection temporary dermal fillers are a great approach to having full and beautiful lips for eight to twelve months.

Premier aims to provide every customer with a great before-and-after experience, all at an affordable cost. All of our lip enhancement professionals have extensive experience in providing Juvéderm® lip filler injections and are happy to answer any questions that you may have about the process. Once you have a temporary lip filler such as Juvéderm®, it is recommended that you move on to long-lasting treatments such as fat grafting. 

Below, you can find more details on recovery time, photographs, and advantages of Juvéderm® temporary filler injections and long-term fat grafting.

About Lip Augmentation via Juvéderm® Injections

We advise all patients considering lip augmentation to use a temporary filler if they contemplate anything long-lasting, like fat grafting. Our lip enhancement professional, Dr. Hankins, recommends using a hyaluronic acid-based product such as Juvéderm® injections for temporary lip fillers.

Juvéderm® is injected with local anesthesia into the lower and upper lip, lasting up to eight to twelve months. The advantage and disadvantage of Juvéderm® filler is that the results are temporary, as the body gradually reabsorbs the product. Juvéderm® can either be injected at the white roll, the vermillion border, or just behind the wet-dry vermillion border, depending on the results you are trying to obtain.

Injections at the white roll result in a “Paris lip,” in which the border of the lip is accentuated, giving the patient a more youthful-appearing lip to counteract the gradual diminution of the lip border with aging. In contrast, injection of Juvéderm® just behind the wet-dry interface results in a natural-looking pouting lip, in which the body of the lips becomes more prominent. Whatever type of look you are going for can be enhanced and planned by our lip enhancement professionals at Premier Plastic Surgery.

About Lip Augmentation via Dermal Fat Grafts

Dermal fat grafts are taken from the groin under local anesthesia and threaded through channels created in the lips. They are a good option if the lip augmentation is being carried out at the same time as another procedure that necessitates an incision but has the disadvantage of producing a scar, albeit a hidden one. This method is much longer-lasting than Juvéderm® and should be carefully considered by the patient and plastic surgeon.

What are the Benefits of Lip Fillers?

Lip fillers’ most significant benefit is that they make you feel beautiful. At Premier Plastic Surgery, we want you to have a radiant smile that reflects how you feel about yourself!

Our patients have reported the following benefits of lip fillers:

  • Creating a more symmetrical shape
  • Improving age-related volume loss in lips
  • Finely restructuring lips for a desired lip shape
  • Minimizing surrounding fine lines and wrinkles

No one form of lip augmentation surpasses the other when choosing the type of procedure. Each option is uniquely crafted to address various patient needs and concerns. 

Hyaluronic acid fillers are immediately available, but the effects are temporary. Whereas fat grafting is minimally invasive, but the results are permanent.

Who are the Best Candidates for Lip Fillers?

Dr. Christopher Hankins and his professional and knowledgeable staff realize that patients need accurate information, close personal attention, and skilled care at his practice.

Our dedicated staff wants your experience to be pleasant and will do all they can to help you feel as reassured and relaxed as possible. Our staff is very knowledgeable and can provide information on all the latest procedures, treatment techniques, and products regarding surgical and nonsurgical procedures.

Dr. Hankins will meet with you in a private setting, allowing you to feel comfortable as you take advantage of the personalized experiences offered in our cosmetic-oriented practice. You can create a customized lip filler treatment plan that addresses all your needs.

If you want a particular lip shape, please bring a photo of a model whose lips you want.

See what a difference lip augmentation can make for your smile! If you live in Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson, or the surrounding areas of South Houston, contact the staff at Premier Plastic Surgery in Pearland, TX, to schedule your free personal consultation to determine if you’re a good candidate for lip augmentation.

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Lip Fillers First Step

What’s the
first step?

Dr. Christopher Hankins and his professional and knowledgeable staff realize that patients need accurate information, close personal attention, and skilled care at his practice.

Our dedicated staff wants your experience to be pleasant and will do all they can to help you feel as reassured and relaxed as possible. Our staff is very knowledgeable and can provide information on all the latest procedures, treatment techniques, and products regarding surgical and nonsurgical procedures.

Dr. Hankins will meet with you in a private setting, allowing you to feel comfortable as you take advantage of the personalized experiences offered in our cosmetic-oriented practice. Together, you can create a customized wrinkle-relaxing treatment plan that addresses all your needs. You and Dr. Hankins both will be able to determine which neuromodulator is best for you.

If you’re considering wrinkle-relaxing treatments in Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson, and the surrounding areas of South Houston, call us to schedule your consultation today.

What to Expect from a Lip Fillers Treatment

Lip fillers are relatively quick and easy. First, your skin will be cleansed, and then Dr. Hankins will use syringes to inject the appropriate amount of filler into the targeted areas. The entire process takes 15 to 30 minutes, and in the vast majority of cases, 1 or 2 syringes will suffice. You can go home the same day!

Many patients choose lip filler for a more natural look versus a lip flip or augmentation. However, you can decide which treatment is best during your consultation.

Lip Fillers Recovery

After your Lip Filler treatment, there will be minor swelling and discomfort, but it is resolved with the provided ice packs and pain medication as needed. Overall, the Lip Filler procedure is quick, easy, and relatively painless, and you should be able to resume your normal activities immediately after the procedure is done.

Lip Fillers Cost

How much do Lip Fillers cost in Houston, TX?

The cost of lip fillers or lip augmentation will depend on several factors, including the severity of each individual patient’s case, the type of procedure, and the amount of filler used.

We don’t want finances to prevent you from getting the cosmetic surgery you want and deserve. To that end, Dr. Christopher Hankins is committed to making it as affordable as possible, including offering alternative financing solutions to his patients in Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson, and the surrounding areas of South Houston.

We understand that sometimes it can be challenging to pay for cosmetic surgery. Dr. Hankins and his entire team at Premier Plastic Surgery want to ensure that your choice of procedures is as affordable as possible. One way we do that is by offering complimentary consultations to all our patients.

Please note: We charge a no-show fee for consultations and require a credit card to schedule an appointment.

We offer several payment options, including LendingUSA® and United Medical Credit. If you have any questions about the fees or financing for your treatment or procedure, please don’t hesitate to ask.

We also accept:

  • Cash or Check: personal check, cashier’s check, or cash
  • American Express
  • VISA
  • MasterCard
  • Discover

Payment is due in full before the start of treatment. You can use payment options individually or in any combination you choose. Feel free to contact our office about your financing options.

Why Choose Dr. Hankins?

“I believe in offering patients only treatments in their best interests. My commitment to my patients is to always carefully evaluate the patient as a whole, not just the plastic or aesthetic surgery issue under consideration.”

Christopher Hankins, MD, is a plastic surgeon specializing in facial, breast, and body aesthetic surgery. He also has advanced training in hand surgery, breast reconstruction after cancer, and other reconstructive surgical procedures. Dr. Hankins completed five plastic surgery fellowships with highly distinguished physician mentors in the United States and the United Kingdom, including a Plastic and Microsurgery fellowship at the Baylor College of Medicine and a Hand Surgery fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Dr. Hankins earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He completed his General Surgery training prerequisite for Plastic Surgery as established by the Residency Review Committee in Plastic Surgery and Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.

Dr. Hankins served as the Medical Director of the Wound Care Center at Lake Jackson Hospital from 2011 to 2014 and continues to treat wound care patients at his Premier Surgery Center and Lake Jackson Hospital.

In addition to his practice in plastic and aesthetic surgery, Dr. Hankins is actively involved in the study and clinical application of anti-aging medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Association of Anti-Aging Medicine.

Dr. Hankins has authored 19 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and serves on the editorial boards of four medical journals and as a reviewer on three others. He has been a presenter on various plastic surgical topics at the regional, national, and international levels.

Dr. Hankins has participated in plastic surgery medical missions in Peru, Bolivia, and Pakistan, where he performed several surgical procedures on disadvantaged children and adults. He sits on the Boards of Directors of the Agris-Zindler Children’s Foundation and the House of Charity.

Premier Plastic Surgery is based in Pearland, TX, but Dr. Hankins treats patients in Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson, and the neighboring communities of South Houston. No matter where you come from, you will be in expert hands! 

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Lip Fillers FAQ’S

Schedule a Consultation

If you have lost volume in your lips due to aging or other external damage, Dr. Hankins can make you feel like you’ve turned back the clock by restoring a more youthful appearance to your face. Premier Plastic Surgery has proudly served men and women in Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson, and the surrounding communities of South Houston for years.

During your consultation, we can determine which lip augmentation procedure is best for you and any additional treatments you would like to complement your newly shaped lips.

Contact us today to schedule your consultation and learn more about the Juvéderm family of products.

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