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Lip Enhancements: Implants vs. Injections MARK A. SCHUSTERMAN, MD, FACS

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons American Society of Plastic Surgeons American Board of Plastic Surgery American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery American Board of Cosmetic Surgery Association of American Physicians and Surgeons Texas Surgical Society Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons

A plastic surgeon in Houston that performs lip enhancements often gives patients a choice on what type of enhancement they want to use. There are implants and injections that provide different types of duration times and the procedure varies depending on what option is performed. A professional plastic surgeon always takes the time to explain the differences between each lip enhancement procedure so patients understand what is involved and can choose which one suits their needs the best.

Increase The Fullness of Your Lips with Lip Implants

Lip implants are the permanent lip enhancement option and is done in approximately 30 minutes. There is no excessive downtime required when getting lip implants. Patients can resume their normal activities the very next day. Perma facial implants that are used for lip augmentations are inserted through tiny incisions and is performed when under local anesthesia. They are made with a silicon make-up that is soft and no reactions are produced like previous implant options.

Lip Injections Provide Long Lasting Results

There are Restylane and fat injections that a cosmetic surgeon in Houston can offer men and and women that want to enhance their lips to look fuller. Resylane provides immediate results and can last between six and 12 weeks. The procedure takes less than half an hour and is done by injecting the solution under the skin. Fat injections are also injected under the skin in a procedure that can take less than an hour to several hours. Those who choose fat injections can see results lasting for a few months to several years.

When trying to decide on a Houston lip augmentation patients must notify their plastic surgeon of any allergies they have. This helps plastic surgeons recommend a type of lip enhancement procedure that does not include allergens the patient may react badly to. A Houston plastic surgeon will discuss all the pros and cons each option has to the patient can choose which fits their lifestyle and needs the best.


The Houston cosmetic surgeons at MD Aesthetic Plastic Surgery perform beautiful implant and injection lip enhancements. As top-rated plastic surgeons, many woman choose them for their cosmetic surgery needs, including facelifts and breast augmentation in Houston.

Contact us today to schedule your appointment with the renowned plastic surgeon and breast & body specialist Dr. Mark Schusterman. Take your first steps to a more beautiful you.

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