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
"Dr White is the best surgeon by far. He really cares about his patients and is truly an artist. He took the time to answer my questions and gave a very lengthy consultation where he went through the pros and cons of surgery. I was extremely worried to get surgery. I didn't know what to expect but Dr White helped me feel comfortable with the whole process. I had little to no pain after surgery and was off pain medication within one day. I also had NO bruising and NO discharge. I was so surprised after the surgery at how easy the recovery was. After the surgery Dr White has seen me with no additional charge to ensure that I am healing correctly. I would recommend him 100% to anyone who is thinking about plastic surgery. I already told my family if they are thinking of getting any surgery they HAVE to use him. Thank you so much Dr white for the amazing results. I couldn't be happier!"- S. / Healthgrades / Jan 10, 2020
"I've have nothing but great to say about Dr. White & his staff! I've been wanting BA since my breast were deflated after having kids & nursing for years. DFW area has so many doctors to research on. I looked through tons of reviews & before/after photos. His portfolio was the only one that I loved every single result. Most people would go with the most advertised or special discounts. I was lucky to have found Dr. White. Even though he didn't have any discounts or on social media, he had outstanding credentials! If you really think about it, if you're a good doctor you don't have to spend so much time on social media or give deep discounts. Originally, I thought I had amount of CCs in mind, but you really have to trust him. He truly cares about his patients & knows what's best for you. I saw him before, during, & after surgery. I didn't feel uncared for. He didn't operate & just left me. If I had any concerns, him & his staff were quickly to help. I couldn't be happier with my results!"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Jan 09, 2020
"After speaking to Dr. White and Jazmin at the consult, it was a no-brainer whom I would trust to be my surgeon - I have never been one to have the most confidence, especially when it came to my breasts. As I got older, my breasts continued to get smaller and smaller. Last year I began researching surgeons in DFW. For me, how a website is designed and the reviews of that surgeon speak volumes. Dr. White’s stood out to me and once I was ready to afford the procedure, I set up a consult. After speaking to Dr. White and Jazmin at the consult, it was a no-brainer whom I would trust to be my surgeon. Leading up to the surgery I was getting very anxious and nervous, as I have never gone under before. At my pre-op appointment, Melanie thoroughly went through what to expect and answered every question I had. Now I’m almost three months post-op and could not be happier with the results. My breasts are exactly what I was hoping for and have boosted my confidence. There really is no better choice than Dr. White and his staff!!"- V. / RealSelf / Dec 17, 2019
"Absolutely hands down the best doctor I have met. The process was flawless. I was educated every step of the way. By the time the surgery came I knew exactly what to expect as far as procedure, recovery, medications and continued service. I was absolutely impressed that this would be at a hospital and I would spend two days under supervision of Dr. White and nurses. The experience at the hospital was 5 stars alone. Loved my nurses!I have gone through this procedure before with another surgeon and it was nothing like this. Lack of knowledge and research on my part led to poor results 15 years ago. I never imagined anyone could fix my previous results. Dr. White gave me hope and he surpassed my expectations. Its not a quick process on his end, there are steps I am taking to have the best outcome. Its working!My recovery has been a piece of cake. I personally experienced minimal pain. I still can not believe how easy it was for me to be up and moving around with in days.Dr. White welcomes me into his office with the biggest smile and genuinely seems happy to see my progress. That made it well worth the 15 year wait for the right surgeon.My husband, who did not want me to have a second surgery was truly amazed by the work Dr. White did for me. He couldn’t believe that I had no bruising and he was happy with the results. He asked several questions at each of my appointments and Dr. White was eager to answer. We never felt rushed to leave.If your looking for a OUTSTANDING Cosmetic Surgeon then start here. Your in the best hands! Your health should be trusted by someone who cares about your results. He takes pride in what he does and that certainly showed.Thank you so much to Dr. White and his amazing staff. Each of you are equally amazing. We appreciate all that you have done for me."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Nov 07, 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.