For many people, there are few things more desirable than plump, voluptuous lips. For those who were not born with lips that are full of volume, lip fillers are a great cosmetic procedure that can change the shape, volume, and structure of the lips. Dr. Leo Lapuerta is a plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience performing cosmetic procedures in Texas, and he specializes in injecting lip fillers in Houston, Pearland, and Katy.
Dr. Lapuerta has built a reputation as a plastic surgeon who can expertly administer lip injections that give his patients plump and natural-looking lips. With less experienced plastic surgeons, lip fillers can look fake and bloated. It takes a specialist to properly administer the exact amount of filler needed to get the patient’s desired results.
Dr. Lapuerta partners with his patients, listening to their wants and needs to make sure that the chosen procedure can help the patient reach their aesthetic goals. Patients who get lip fillers in Houston can be assured that Dr. Lapuerta does everything necessary to make sure they understand every step of the lip filler process, communicating with patients in a clear and down-to-earth manner.
Lip fillers are usually made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body. Hyaluronic acid is injected into the lips in order to give the lips more volume, resulting in plump, beautiful lips. As individuals age, the body naturally loses volume, including in the lips. If a patient is looking to restore lost volume in their lips or add volume because they feel their lips never had a pleasing appearance, lip injections using hyaluronic acid can provide amazing results.
Lip fillers are not a permanent cosmetic procedure. Lip filler results usually last about three months, at which time another round of lip fillers is needed to maintain full, voluptuous lips. However, the amount of time lip injections will last depends on the individual, as the patient’s lifestyle and the quality of the filler can contribute to the lifespan of the procedure’s results.
There are a number of different types of lip fillers, all of which can help patients achieve different results. During a consultation, Dr. Lapuerta will consult with the patient to determine their aesthetic goals, then partner with the patient to determine the best type of lip filler to use to help them get the lips they desire. Below, learn more about some of the many different types of lip fillers currently used by plastic surgeons.
Restylane-L is a popular lip filler that is mixed with lidocaine, a pain prevention medication. The goal is to make the lip filler injection process as free of discomfort as possible. Restylane-L is best for adding volume all over the lips, as it rarely is used for targeted injections.
Juvéderm Volbella XC is best used as a way to define the lip line and address any wrinkles and fine lines in the areas surrounding the mouth. As an individual ages, it is natural for small wrinkles to form around the mouth. Lip injections with Juvéderm Volbella XC do a great job of reducing the appearance of these wrinkles.
Juvéderm Ultra XC is a very popular lip filler that gives patients soft, kissable lips. Some lip fillers add volume, but the injections result in lips that look tough and hard. Juvéderm Ultra XC creates plush lips that look and feel amazing.
Get silky smooth lips with Restylane Silk filler. Restylane is best used for small and subtle improvements, making it a favorite injectable filler for plastic surgeons looking to make targeted enhancements.
The cost of lip fillers can vary greatly from patient to patient. The cost is usually determined by the type of filler used and how much of the filler is required to achieve the desired results. In general, the cost of lip fillers will be somewhere between $500 and $2,000.
The best way to determine the cost of lip fillers is to schedule a lip injections consultation with Dr. Lapuerta. During a consultation Dr. Lapuerta will determine the best treatment plan for the patient. Once a treatment plan is determined, Dr. Lapuerta can provide an accurate cost estimate. To schedule a consultation, contact Dr. Lapuerta today.