Plumper, fuller lips can create a desirable look for women. However, not everyone is born with naturally large lips. Women who desire a more prominent lip may choose a lip augmentation procedure with Dallas, plastic surgeon, Dr. Steven J. White, to create a natural appearing upper and lower lip that looks and feels plumper and fuller. Women seeking dramatic, permanent results may consider lip implants. Made with a synthetic, flexible material that provides outstanding fullness, lip implants can last a lifetime and create gorgeous results. There are also numerous nonsurgical options including injectable fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane, as well as fat transfer procedures that inject fat taken from the patient’s body and inserting it into the lips. Dr. White can discuss all of these options during the initial consultation.
Lip Enhancement Options
Women who wish to change the size and shape of their lips once without the worry of routine injections to maintain their look, turn to lip implants to attain their aesthetic goals. This is a surgical procedure that uses a silicone implant, or an implant made out of Gore-Tex that provides a permanent increase in lip size. The silicone material offers a natural, soft result; while synthetic Gore-Tex offers a fuller result with a firmer feel.
Countless women come to our plastic surgery office for routine injections into the lips. Injectable fillers are a great option to create fuller, plumper lips because they are temporary, less expensive and pose less risk than surgery. There are a variety of filler products available including those made of hyaluronic acid, collagen, or calcium hydroxyapatite. Our office carries numerous brands and depending on the condition of the lips and the desired results, an appropriate filer will be used. Another nonsurgical option is a fat transfer. This process involves removing fat from one part of the body using liposuction, and then refining it and injecting it into the lips using a fine syringe.
"For years I had struggled with getting rid of my belly and constantly felt defeated. I am 30 years old and for the most part am very active. I worked out six days a week and tried ever diet out there .I still could not get the results I wanted. I finally decided in May of this year to make a consultation .I choose Dr. White because he performed liposuction and breast augmentation on my mother 15 years ago and did an amazing job. Therefor I went in met with Dr.White and literally 2 hours later scheduled my operation for liposuction of the stomach and arms for six months later. I walked out of his office feeling so ensured and excited for what was to come. I am not going to lie I was very skeptical for 2 reasons. One I had never had surgery and the second did not know what to expect. Nevertheless surgery day came and I could not have felt more excited. From the hospital staff to Dr. White I had never felt more comfortable and assured. Dr.White literally walks you through ever step and takes such pride in his work. The surgery went amazing there was literally no pain at all and 3 weeks out of my surgery I was in a bodysuit for Halloween. It’s been two months since my surgery and I cannot explain how happy I am with my results. My friends ask me if I would do it again and the answer is YES!!!!!!"- C.B. / Google / Dec 12, 2018
"The Best - Dr. White is awesome and so is his staff. He has changed my life! I am so happy with the results and my care. Highly recommend him."- Anonymous / Vitals / May 08, 2019
"Dr. White is an incredible doctor and goes above and beyond to care for his patients. My results are amazing and my life is so much better because of it. I would trust him with my life (literally). :) Thank you Dr. White!"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / May 08, 2019
"I was so hesitant about having my deviated septum fixed but wanted to have the procedure done for years. I found Dr. White after my dad consulted with him on a different procedure and can't explain how great my results are and how well the recovery went. Any surgery on your face can be daunting, but Dr. White took me through the process step by step to ensure I knew exactly what my surgery would be like the day of and throughout recovery. Not only does the outside of the nose look amazing, but the inside actually works - I have never been able to breathe so well in my life. I can honestly say I would not trust any other doctor to do this procedure. It is obvious Dr. White cares so much about his patients and their comfort, and he is an absolute genius in his work. He knows everything there is to know! I could go on for days, but I will end this here - I absolutely recommend Dr. White. You will not regret it!"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Apr 16, 2019
"Breast Augmentation- Very Happy Patient! - I had a breast augmentation with Dr. White and am beyond thrilled with the results and care I’ve received! I highly recommend him for any procedure you’re thinking of! His staff is wonderful and it’s been an all around perfect experience for me as a patient. Five stars, A+++, run don’t walk if you’re considering having any work done— you can rest assured that this guy is the best in DFW."- N. / RealSelf / Apr 05, 2019
Lip implant surgery is performed in an accredited surgical facility under general local anesthesia or IV sedation. It is a relatively short procedure that takes about a full hour. Small incisions are typically made on the outer corner of the mouth. These incisions allow the surgeon to create a tunnel within the lip where the implant can then be placed. The implants are placed in a surgical pocket that is created within the internal lip structure and tissue, and once closed with incisions, remain in place for years.
There is little to no scarring with this procedure.
Lip augmentation using an injectable filer takes place right inside our office. The patient’s lips are numbed with a numbing agent, and then the chosen filler is injected through a syringe until the desired fullness has been achieved. This process typically needs to be repeated every 6-8 months depending on how fast the patient’s body absorbs the injected material.
After lip augmentation, regardless of the method used, the lips will instantly look larger. Surgery using an implant will cause the lips to swell and some discomfort may follow, but this will subside in just a few days. Patients are able to return to normal activities within about a week. Exercise should be limited for a couple of weeks. In most cases, the sutures used during surgery will dissolve on their own. Injectable fillers require no downtime. The lips will be slightly swollen for just a day or so. The results from both procedures are beautiful, fuller lips that allow our patients to feel sexier and younger in appearance.
Get Fuller Lips Today!
There are benefits to using an implant, as well as an injectable filler. Some women may choose to start with a filler and love their results so much, switch over to an implant for a permanent result. With so many options for women to choose from, it helps to talk to a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in facial enhancements. We invite you to call our plastic surgery office today and discuss the options so that a treatment plan can be created to give you the results you desire.