Lip fillers are injectables used to plump your lips. These types of fillers are dermal fillers and include a variety of different substances to increase lip volume, definition, or create a cupid’s bow upper lip.
- 1 Before and After Photos
- 2 Procedure
- 3 Benefits
- 4 Safety
- 5 Ideal Candidate
- 6 Lip Filler Types
- 7 Procedure Details
- 8 Recovery
- 9 Results
- 10 Why Choose Dr. Sukkar?
- 11 Contact
- 12 FAQ
- 12.1 what is the cost for lip fillers?
- 12.2 are lip fillers long-lasting?
- 12.3 will the results be seen immediately?
- 12.4 will my lips feel different or firmer?
- 12.5 can i expect to return to work after a lip filler treatment?
- 12.6 will it hurt?
- 12.7 what are the risks?
- 12.8 how much does it cost?
- 12.9 does my insurance cover it?
Before and After Photos
At our MedSpa in Houston lip fillers are injected with a fine gauge needle directly into the lip to increase volume and size. There is a pinch when the filler pushes its way under the skin. With the filler in place, the lip is massaged for even distribution.
Since the amount of plumping depends on how much filler is used, your expert injector has good control over the outcome. You can start gradually, and if you get to a desired look, treatment can be stopped. Multiple treatments can be scheduled weeks apart to allow the patient to see the gradual improvement in shape and fullness. Other benefits include:
- Youthful results you’ll enjoy for a long time
- Immediate results
- Little to no recovery time
- Minimal side effects
- Natural components that aid in the skin’s health
- Subtle and natural results
- A good self-confidence builder
- Adds volume and structure
- No scars
- A good collagen boost
When it comes to lip fillers and safety, it is important to choose a reputable and licensed skincare clinic such as The Clinic for Plastic Surgery.
Lips fillers are relatively safe, but they are not for everyone. General risks for dermal fillers are minor, but it is important to place your care in the right hands to address any concerns you may have. Your provider will help you choose which dermal filler is most appropriate for the look you envision.
Lip fillers are a great way to enhance the look of your lips. No downtime and minimal side effects, you really can’t go wrong. But, with so many options available, it is important to discuss your goals and any concerns you have with your doctor. The team at The Clinic for Plastic Surgery is experienced with the variety of lip fillers and has been helping patients achieve the look they want for years.
Lip Filler Types
At The Clinic for Plastic Surgery Med Spa, you have treatment options. During your consultation for lip fillers Houston medical specialists will tailor a precise injectable treatment to yield natural-looking results and reach your aesthetic goal. Injectable treatments for lip augmentation have a variety of different functions; here is an overview of the Juvéderm family of fillers:
Creates fuller lips and lasts up to 12 months. Experts say Juvéderm Ultra plumps and expands your lip tissues for optimal results.
juvéderm ultra plus
Is an ideal entry-level product for patients who are new to injectables. It lasts from nine months to one year, and experts say you will see good results with increased volume.
Is ideal for smoothing and softening your lip lines. It lasts up to one year, and experts say that Volbella contains less hyaluronic acid and offers structure and definition with a more subtle look.
Creates soft vermillion edges with no swelling and lasts up to 18 months. According to experts, Vollure smooths out lines for soft edges with natural-looking fullness.
Offers long-lasting volume and is designed to add lift and volume. Voluma lasts for up to two years, and experts say it is FDA-approved to treat age-related volume loss.
Lidocaine or numbing creams are available to ease any discomfort.
You are given specific pre and post-treatment instructions to follow for your lip filler treatment in Houston. One week before your procedure, you will need to refrain from taking medications or supplements that act as blood thinners, such as Aspirin, Motrin, Aleve, Multivitamins, Vitamin E, and Fish Oil. Once your face is cleaned, your injection expert will deliver the lip filler into your lip, where it is massaged and moved around for even distribution. The volume of lip filler units needed is determined during your consultation and based on your treatment plan.
Minimal downtime so you can keep on schedule. Most patients find that their only downtime is waiting for the numbness to wear off, which does not take long. You will need to refrain from using a straw or sipping a hot beverage after your treatment, and you will want to avoid sleeping on your face for the first 24 hours.
Your results will last four months to two years, depending on the type of filler received.
For the first couple of days, there is swelling. Once the swelling subsides, usually in about three to four days after your treatment, you should be able to see your final results. Your results are not permanent and depend on how fast your body absorbs the filler. It is recommended to schedule maintenance appointments every six months to adhere to a consistent look and fullness in your lips.
Why Choose Dr. Sukkar?
Lip fillers can add volume and dimension to your lips as well as enhance and balance the overall look of your face. Choosing the right skin care center for your lip filler is an important step in your journey to achieving the perfect pout.
At The Clinic for Plastic Surgery in Houston, we’ve enhanced the look of thousands of our patients, but yet we still consider each of our patients as a VIP. We will custom-craft an individual plan to enhance your lips to look more youthful, attractive, and plump. We want to make sure your experience with us is second to none. Dr. Sukkar leads a team of knowledgeable and experienced professionals that will guide you through the process and make sure you are fully informed regarding your lip filler treatment.
If you’re ready to learn more about lip fillers, we invite you to schedule a consultation today.
During your private meeting at our office, we will carefully assess the cosmetic concerns you’d like to address, then create a custom plan to provide the appearance you desire. Let the Clinic for Plastic Surgery provide you with some of the best lip fillers Houston has to offer.
what is the cost for lip fillers?
Patients seeking a fuller, plump lip can receive the desired results with lip fillers. Lip filler costs vary depending on the filler used.
are lip fillers long-lasting?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers do not last forever. So, if you want to try a more daring look, or you are just not happy with the results you have, you can go back to your original look if desired.
will the results be seen immediately?
You may experience a slight bit of swelling after your treatment. To see the true results, allow for at least 24 hours for any swelling to subside, but after that, you’ll be enjoying the new look of your lips for the next several months.
will my lips feel different or firmer?
When done correctly, your lips will feel no different, although plumper, after a lip filler treatment.
can i expect to return to work after a lip filler treatment?
Lip fillers are non-invasive, which means you will need little to no recovery time. The procedure will take about 15 to 20 minutes to complete. Many have said it is the perfect lunchtime treatment. You will be able to return to your daily activities immediately following your procedure.
will it hurt?
Typically patients say there is a slight pinch when the lip filler is injected, but topical numbing creams or injections with lidocaine help alleviate any discomfort.
what are the risks?
Complications with lip fillers are rare. However, some side effects may include bruising, swelling, lip asymmetry, bleeding at the injection site, or infection.
how much does it cost?
Your lip filler treatment is uniquely tailored to meet your beauty objective. During your consultation, the doctor will discuss your treatment plan and the cost of your procedure.
does my insurance cover it?
Lip fillers are elective cosmetic treatments and are typically not covered by insurance. However, the Clinic for Plastic Surgery does offer payment and financing options for your convenience.