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 double board-certified 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 since 2009 and so happy that I became a patient. Over the years I've had many procedures to enhance myself for the better since we all know age needs enhancing along the way!!! Dr HO, Sandy and rest of the team are family to me. Always there to help and knowledgeable of all the procedures. I've had many procedures throughout the years, FaceLift, IPL's, Silk Peels, Chemical Peels, Lip Augmentation, Eyelid Surgery, Facials, Threading. Dr Ho who is Double Board Certified as a Plastic Surgeon has exceptional skills and talent. Dr Ho looks at my face as a canvas and he's the artist."- S.A. / Yelp / Jun 30, 2019
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.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $2,400
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.