Lip Augmentation in Houston, TX
One of the signs of aging is often seen in the form of thinning lips. If you’ve started to notice your lips are not as full as you’d like, you may find that lip augmentation is the answer. Dr. Christopher Hankins and his staff at Premier Plastic Surgery can give your lips the boost they need to be plump and luscious again. We offer our services to residents living in Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson and the surrounding areas in South Houston.
What is a Lip Augmentation?
At Premier Plastic Surgery, our cosmetic professionals know how important it is for everyone to feel confident and comfortable with their lips. Whether you are a first-time lip augmentation patient or a seasoned veteran when it comes to lip enhancement, our Juvéderm® injection temporary filler treatment is 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® injections and are happy to answer any questions that you may have about the process. Once you have a temporary filler such as Juvéderm®, it is then recommended that you can 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 desiring lip augmentation to first use a temporary filler if they are contemplating anything long-lasting, like fat grafting. For temporary fillers, our lip enhancement professional, Dr. Hankins, recommends using a hyaluronic acid based product such as Juvéderm® injections.
Juvéderm® is injected with local anesthesia and can last up to eight to twelve months. Both the advantage and disadvantage of Juvéderm® filler is that the results are temporary, as the product is gradually reabsorbed by the body. Juvéderm® can either be injected at the white roll or the vermillion border, or just behind the wet-dry vermillion border, depending on the results that 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 pouting lip, in which the body of the lips become 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 which 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 both the patient and plastic surgeon.
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 to schedule your free personal consultation.