Your face is made up of different parts that visually work together to paint the picture of you. When one of these parts is disproportioned to the rest, it can create an aesthetic imbalance, causing you confidence and self-esteem issues. If you have thin lips it can make your mouth look smaller than it is and disrupt the balance of your other facial features.
At Luxe Plastic Surgery, our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Malik Kutty offers patients in the Houston area various lip augmentation procedures that deliver the full, plump lips you’ve always desired. By using state-of-the-art technology and the latest injectable treatments on the market, we can help you get the results you want to achieve. Checkout our before and after gallery of lip injection and augmentation procedures.
If you are in the Houston area and would like to learn more about your lip augmentation options, give our office a call at 281-313-0551 to schedule your initial consultation. We proudly serve those who live in Houston, Sugar Land, Katy, and nearby areas of Texas.
What is Lip Augmentation?
Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that gives you fuller, plumper lips. There are many reasons why your lips may be smaller than desired, with the most common being due to natural thinning or thinning due to the aging process. Dr. Kutty believes that in most cases, there is an unrecognized loss of volume in the lip itself, causing lips to appear thin. Plumping the lips can reduce the appearance of fine lines and take years off you’re your face.
At Luxe Plastic Surgery, we offer the options of injectable dermal fillers and lip implants to give you fuller, more proportioned lips. With our lip augmentation options, you can feel confident that you’re getting the best possible treatment for your desired results. At our office, we can correct issues with lips including:
Knowing which type of lip augmentation procedure is right for you is very important. Both dermal filler and lip implants procedures offer patients various benefits. However, only our board-certified plastic surgeon can help you determine which one will give you the results you want to achieve.
Dermal Filler Lip Augmentation
Injectable, nonsurgical dermal fillers are the most commonly used method to obtain beautiful results. Treatments done by injections are quick and involve local anesthesia for maximum comfort. Dr. Kutty offers dermal filler injectables for lip augmentation, including:
Most dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance found in the body that contributes to skin hydration and volume. By opting for a dermal filler lip augmentation procedure, you can temporarily replenish the body’s hyaluronic acid levels, giving your lips a luscious and full appearance.
The benefits of dermal fillers for lip augmentation include:
- Controlled filler placement for optimal size and shape
- Less bruising compared to other options
- Results are long-lasting but not permanent
- Allergic reactions unlikely
Dermal filler treatments can be done within the office and require very little to no downtime. Dr. Kutty takes pride in delivering a unique lip augmentation procedure to each patient. During your consultation, Dr. Kutty will ask that you look into a mirror, and point out specific areas you where you would like more fullness. This means you’ll leave the office knowing exactly what your results will be.
With dermal fillers, the change can be very subtle, but can still provide great improvement in overall facial appearance.
Luxe Plastic Surgery offers a new implant known as the PermaSil implant. This is a very soft, contoured implant that is sized for the patient individually. Placement is done with local anesthesia, and through one puncture in each corner of the mouth (on the inside, to hide them).
Benefits of lip implants include:
- Permanent lip augmentation results
- Soft to the touch
- Look and feel natural
- Don’t affect movement or function of the lips
Lip Augmentation Q&A
Am I a candidate for lip enhancement?
Some people want to boost the lusciousness of their lips, while others want to restore a more youthful pout. Lips certainly begin to droop and deflate with age, but even as a young adult you may want a sexy increase of volume.
Lip augmentation is a good match for:
- Thin lips
- Deflated lips that lack volume
- Flat lips
- Lips that have begun to droop downward at the corners
- Asymmetrical lips
- Vertical fine lines above the upper lip
- Wrinkled, rough-textured lips
Visiting Dr. Kutty is the only way to find out for sure if you are a good candidate.
How long will results last?
It depends on the type of lip augmentation you choose: fillers or a physical implant. The implant is basically permanent, unless some problem arises necessitating its removal, or you change your mind about the implant down the road. Lip fillers, on the other hand, provide a temporary effect lasting between 4-12 months, depending on the exact brand.
How long is the treatment?
In general, it takes about 15-30 minutes to complete the injections. If you have a lip implant procedure, it will take about 30 minutes to one hour.
Do lip injections hurt?
Your lips will be numbed beforehand. You may feel a slight prick or pinch as the needle is inserted, but most people tolerate the procedure really well.
Will the results look natural?
In the hands of an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Kutty, your results are tailored to the look you want. Whether you want a natural look, a dramatically voluminous result or something in between, we'll make sure you get the pout that makes you feel confident and beautiful.
How much downtime is involved?
Fillers require no downtime. Your lips will bruise temporarily, so you may want to take the rest of the day off to let the bruising subside. Implants cause swelling for several days, so you may want to wait a few days before returning to work.
Does implant placement leave scars?
Lip implants are inserted through tiny incisions in the corners of your mouth. They heal into scars and are virtually undetectable. No one should be able to see and recognize them.
How would you summarize the benefits of this aesthetic treatment?
The benefits are unique to you, to some degree. After all, your reasons for seeking lip enhancement are personal, and therefore the confidence, uplift or boost you get from it will be personal as well. In general, some of the common benefits reported by patients include that lip augmentation:
- Improves balance and proportions between facial features
- Makes you look younger and more feminine
- Provides a luscious, sexy look
- Contributes to a more defined facial appearance
With Dr. Kutty, discuss what changes you are expecting from this treatment. He'll tell you whether lip injections or lip implants are capable of achieving those outcomes.
How much does lip enhancement cost?
The cost varies depending on the technique used and the particulars of your lip enhancement. We will provide you with a cost estimate at the time of your consultation. We let you know about your payment options, financing options and any current specials or promotions.
Contact Dr. Kutty for Your Lip Augmentation
Dr. Kutty and our experienced team can shape your lips in a number of ways, depending on what you want. To fully determine if dermal filler treatments or lip implants are right for you, Dr. Kutty will meet with you in person to discuss your cosmetic goals and needs. Together, we will work to formulate your personalized treatment plan.
If you are in the Houston area and would like to discuss your lip augmentation treatment options with our board-certified plastic surgeon, give our office a call at 281-313-0551 to schedule your initial consultation. We proudly provide services to those who live in Houston, Sugar Land, Katy, and nearby areas of Texas.