While many patients are satisfied with the fuller lips that they receive from a fat transfer or an injectable filler, others want a longer-lasting solution. For these patients, they can opt for lip augmentation with implants. Plano, TX board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Vu Ho, along with his highly trained staff, perform this surgery to provide patients with fuller lips, an improved lip shape, and natural-looking results. Patients will have their choice of size, shape, and material to use, which Dr. Ho will use his expertise to help patients choose the look best suited for their needs and goals.
Lip Augmentation Reviews
"I have been a patient of Dr. Ho’s for five years now. I can’t say enough great things about him and all of his team members. They all welcome me with a smile and assist with anything I need. I return time and time again, not only because of Dr. Ho’s amazing work with my Dysport, Restylane Kysse Lip Filler, and the latest and greatest Contour under eye/cheek filler, but because of his ethics, integrity, and overall kindness. He also makes it a priority to learn the latest and greatest technology so he can serve his patients in the best possible way. He has and continues to give me the natural look I desire. I can honestly say, with every visit I leave refreshed, confident, and happy knowing I was taken care of by a doctor and team that truly cares about their patients. I highly recommend him to all my family and friends!"- K.F. / Yelp / Jul 23, 2021
"I highly recommend this place! Dr. Ho is a miracle worker! I got botox for the first time and was a little nervous at first but Dr. Ho explained the whole process and assured me I would love it and he was absolutely right. It didn’t take long at all, just a few minutes and was painless! The wrinkles on my forehead and around my eyes when I smile are gone and it looks flawless! I’ve always been really insecure about my lips, Dr. Ho told me about Kysse lip filler and I love it! My lips are plump and beautiful as ever! Also while you’re there, ask for Sarah to do a hydro facial! She’s amazing and the facial left my face feeling super clean and more youthful than it’s ever been! You won’t regret going here for anything cosmetic or any surgeries you’re considering! Life long customer!"- A.P. / Google / Aug 17, 2021
"Dysport & Restylane Filler - I have been seeing Dr. Ho for five years now and can’t think of enough great things to say about him and all of his team members. They are always friendly, professional, and willing to help in anyway they can. From the moment I became his patient, I never felt I was being sold anything; his work always sold itself. I have always strived to have a natural appearance and he does just that by using Dysport, Restylane Kysse Lip filler, and the new latest and greatest Contour under eye/cheek filler.Never rushing, he carefully places each injection with little to no pain and ease. He has an edge over most injectors since he is a practicing facial plastic surgeon that still tends to the needs of his patients that only desire injectable treatments. He also has a great understanding of his limitations and will refer his patients to whomever he believes could treat them to the best of their abilities and specialties. Dr. Ho’s ethics, integrity, and overall kindness are unmatched. I can honestly say, with every visit I leave refreshed, confident, and happy knowing I was taken care of by a doctor and team that truly cares about their patients. I highly recommend him to all my family and friends!"- K. / RealSelf / Aug 16, 2021
"I saw Dr. Ho and received Botox in my forehead, frown lines, and outside of my eyes. I also got filler in my cheeks and my lips. First of all, I have never felt so welcomed. I was treated with so much kindness and Dr. Ho made sure to walk me through everything that was happening. Not only was it pain free, I wasn’t even nervous because I knew exactly what was happening the whole time. He didn’t push any treatment on me and made it very clear that he wanted me to feel comfortable with what I was getting and to look natural. I am unbelievably happy with everything I received. I had no idea how much of a difference it would make. There is a noticeable change but not obvious. I have literally been randomly stopped several times by strangers since then telling me how beautiful I am. I’ll be a lifelong patient for sure!!"- A.P. / Google / May 20, 2023
"The results were immediate and the bruising post op was minimal - Sorry for the long review in advance but I want to be thorough! I am in my mid 30’s and have had under eye bags for as long as I can remember. It’s been something that has always bothered me and I hated seeing myself in pictures. Looking at my parents I knew genetics were not on my side, then when family and strangers started asking me why my under eyes were swollen I knew I had to get it fixed PRONTO!So my search for the perfect surgeon commenced… I found Dr. Ho on RealSelf and liked his work, I quickly made a consultation and right off the bat I was pleased with how friendly his staff was. The day of my consult arrives and Dr. Ho comes into the room and immediately makes me feel at ease. He took his time and discussed all the options, I shared my concerns and he answered all my questions and most importantly, he didn’t try to up-sell me on any other procedures. Feeling confident I was in the right hands I scheduled the soonest possible appointment for the surgery and we were off! The day of the surgery his staff were super sweet and excited for me, I opted to only do local anesthesia, the procedure was quick, relatively painless and the best part, no stitches! The results were immediate and the bruising post op was minimal! I couldn’t be happier!! My only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner!I’ve been back to Dr. Ho a few of times since for follow up appointments and to get lip filler, which were best and most natural results I’ve ever had. I am still completely amazed and grateful at level of skill and professionalism of Dr. Ho and his amazing staff who are the most encouraging and supportive group of women I have encountered! I highly recommend Dr. Ho at Beyond Beautiful!"- S. / RealSelf / Apr 25, 2022
The ideal candidates for upper and/or lower lip augmentation surgery are men and women who:
- Have thin lips
- Have tried injectable fillers and desire a longer-lasting enhancement
- Are allergic to the solutions in the injectable fillers
- Have overall good health
What to Expect
Depending on the augmentation option the patient chooses, surgery may or may not be needed, but all of the options can be performed as an outpatient procedure. With the insertion of implants or the use of Alloderm, incisions at the outer corners of the mouth are required for implantation. The incision opening will be closed after with dissolvable sutures. Injections of fat or medical-grade dermal fillers do not need incisions and will be implemented with a syringe. It may take several injections to get the desired fullness. Patients can expect the lips to be tender and sore for several days after the surgery. Scarring is very minimal with a lip augmentation surgery because the incision is placed on the outside of the mouth in the natural crease of the lips. Once healed, the incision is barely noticeable at all. Aftercare instructions will be given to properly care for the lips.
Lip implants are made with flexible, synthetic materials that are made to look and feel natural under the skin. With time, the lips will not look swollen and the implant will integrate with the natural tissues and fibers of the lip. Patients who do not like their lip implants or change their mind in time can have them removed. Fat grafting and dermal filler injections will slowly absorb into the body and thus the lips will naturally become smaller. Repeated treatments will be needed to maintain results.
Lip Augmentation FAQ
How much does lip augmentation cost?
Your cost for augmentation will be based on several factors, including whether you choose implants, fillers, or a fat transfer. In your consultation with Dr. Ho, he will create your treatment plan before calculating your costs. Beyond Beautiful Texas accepts many payment methods, and we can help you find low-interest financing to make your treatment easy to afford.
Can I get the lips of a specific celebrity?
Many patients come in and request the full, sexy lips of a celebrity. Bringing in pictures of lips you like will help Dr. Ho understand your goals, but it can be unrealistic to create the lips of another person. At your first appointment, Dr. Ho will listen to your goals before discussing your choices (implants, dermal fillers, or a fat transfer) to augment your lips. After that, he will create your custom treatment plan.
Should I get implants, a fat transfer, or fillers?
Based on your specific needs and goals, Dr. Ho can help you decide between implants, dermal fillers, and a fat transfer for your lip augmentation. If you are uncertain about what you want or don't want surgery, dermal fillers may be your best choice. You can become comfortable with Dr. Ho and decide how much volume you want before moving on to a more invasive but longer-lasting procedure. At your initial consultation, Dr. Ho can discuss the pros and cons of all your choices, so you can decide which one you want.
Do lip implants look fake?
Implants are made with a silicone material that feels and looks natural. With his years of training, Dr. Ho performs lip augmentation — so your results will appear natural but still impressive. During your consultation, he will discuss the size and shape of upper and/or lower implants to achieve your needs and goals. In 2 – 3 months, your implants will get into their final position, and the inflammation will subside — so you may see your results.
Is lip augmentation reversible?
Usually, most patients are very pleased with their results. Although, if you're unhappy with your results, you may opt to have your lip implants removed. If you're uncertain about implants, Dr. Ho may suggest fillers since they are less invasive. For dermal fillers, the gel solution will slowly absorb into your body over time, which means that your lips will naturally become smaller.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $2,800
Dr. Ho and our entire staff are completely dedicated to prioritizing your comfort and satisfaction during this cosmetic procedure. We now offer the PRO-NOX system to ensure your comfort if you cannot use or choose not to use traditional anesthetics.
With the PRO-NOX™ Nitrous Oxide Delivery System, you can control anxiety or pain during any medical procedure. Much like what you might receive from your dentist for pain, this vapor blend allows you, the patient, to choose the strength of the nitrous oxide and oxygen flow. Never worry again about sedation of local anesthesia.
Love Your Lips
At our plastic surgery practice, we want you to love your lips and your smile. Schedule a private consultation with our office today and learn how a lip augmentation can give you back the fullness in your lips or create the sensuous lips you desire.
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