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
"I have been wanting a tummy tuck for years. I have had 2 c sections, one scar is vertical and one scar is horizontal. I am petite (5'1" & 106 lbs) and in fairly good shape so anytime I wore a bikini I was very self conscious, so I finally decided to do something about it. I had another procedure with another well known plastic surgeon in Dallas that was recommended several years ago and was pleased with him, but this time decided to try Dr. White because one of my best friends recommended him. It was the best decision I have ever made. After the 2 hour consult, I immediately booked my surgery. I felt so confident about the surgery & I didn't feel that way last time. He is a perfectionist, and I feel like with my scarring, my size, and the amount of skin he had to work with, no other doctor would have been able to accomplish it. His aftercare is night & day compared to the previous surgeon I used. There is no comparison. I'm thrilled with results! Highly recommend Dr. White!!"- R. / Healthgrades / Mar 07, 2020
"Dr. Steven White is AWESOME!! I had been wanting a breast augmentation for years, and I’ve always been hesitant because of course I didn’t want to get botched or infected. I knew picking the right doctor meant everything, and thank God I picked Dr. White. I told him what I envisioned in the first consultation, and he gave me exactly what I wanted. I haven’t had any problems, I’m about a month and a half post op and don’t even feel like I had surgery. My breast look AMAZING. I’m super happy!"- L.B. / Google / Mar 05, 2020
"Dr. White is hands down the best plastic surgeon! I was so nervous when I arrived to my consultation because surgery is surgery whether it’s cosmetic or otherwise. But I was so impressed with Dr. White’s expertise, attention to detail and honesty that I ended up scheduling my breast augmentation surgery that day! Now that I am almost 4 months out I am so happy with my results! My implants have settled perfectly (I was informed that it is a process). But Dr. White and his sweet staff of ladies walked me through the entire evolution of my breasts. Thank you guys so much! I love my new look!"- 1.1. / Google / Feb 25, 2020
"Dr. White is amazing! Very personable and made you feel very excited instead of nervous for surgery. I had breast augmentation and the recovery was cake, first couple of days were rough but as long as you follow all of his guidelines you’ll be at 100% in no time. Love the results and I will go back to Dr.White for any future plastic surgery. I’m Colombian so many family members have gotten surgery overseas and they were shocked to see I had literally no bruising. I’ve had other friends get it done by surgeons here in the states and they were told to never do chest exercises again...but Dr. White gives you no limitations once you’re full healed. I love to work out and this hasn’t gotten in the way at all! It’s just way more exciting to wear sports bras to the gym :)My mom came with me to the surgery and she was nervous at first but even Dr. White was able to reassure her she had nothing to be concerned about and she loved knowing I was in great hands. Love my results! Don’t be scared, you’ll have ZERO regrets! Swimsuit and dress shopping has never been more fun! I’m leaving this review because I was so scared and hesitant, but one of the best decisions I’ve made for myself."- L.C. / Google / Feb 25, 2020
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.