In the last couple of years, lip enhancements have risen dramatically. Fueled in part by the desire to achieve the luscious lips of celebrities like Angelina Jolie and Kylie Jenner, many people are seeking plastic surgery to improve the appearance of their lips.

At Luxe Plastic Surgery, our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Malik Kutty offers lip augmentations with injectables to create fuller lips for his patients. Dr. Kutty’s preferred lip fillers are Juvéderm® and BELOTERO BALANCE®. These injectables are made of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural compound found in the skin that helps it retain water, volume, and its smooth appearance. By injecting hyaluronic acid into the lips, Dr. Kutty can temporarily help the shape, structure, and volume to one or both lips.

There are many advantages to having your lips enhanced with fillers over other methods such as with implants. These advantages include:

  • The procedure can be completed in the office in as little as 15-20 minutes
  • Virtually no downtime needed
  • Immediate results
  • Filler placement is easily controlled for precise size and shape
  • Results generally last around four to six months
  • Likelihood of allergic reactions is minimal
  • Feel just like normal lips

During your comprehensive consultation with Dr. Kutty, he’ll work with you to establish exactly what your goals are for the appearance of your lips. It’s important to have realistic expectations for the procedure; while you may want your lips to look like Angelina Jolie’s, there’s no guarantee that your outcome will match exactly. However, Dr. Kutty prides himself on working closely with you to achieve your desired results by giving you a lip augmentation procedure uniquely fitted for you.

While lip enhancements with fillers decrease the severity of bruising post-procedure, there is still a chance to have light bruising or swelling for a short period after injection. This can increase if you’re on any blood-thinning medications, take lots of fish oil, or vitamin E, as these can thin the blood and make the injection areas more prone to bruising. Dr. Kutty will go over this with you prior to your procedure to ensure that the best possible results are achieved.

As mentioned above, these injectables are generally safe for most adults and the potential for allergic reaction is minimal. At our office though, we work to ensure the safety of each of our patients. Not only will Dr. Kutty determine your goals during your consultation but he’ll make sure that this treatment is right for you. Some factors that may determine your candidacy for treatment with lip fillers include:

  • Having severe allergies or a specific allergy to lidocaine or Gram-positive proteins
  • Are currently pregnant for breastfeeding
  • Planning any chemical peels or laser treatments in the near future
  • Currently on any immunosuppressive medications or treatments

If you’d like to learn more about enhancing your lips with injectables, please call Luxe Plastic Surgery today at (281) 313-0551 to schedule a comprehensive consultation. We are proud to provide quality plastic surgery options to those who live in the Sugar Land, Katy, and Houston areas of Texas.