Lip Augmentation in Sugar Land, TX

Women in the Sugar Land, Texas, and Houston, Texas, areas who want fuller lips seek Lip Augmentation procedures from Dr. David Stapenhorst of Signature Plastic Surgery. Full, sensual lips are often associated with femininity, and in certain patients fuller lips help add balance to a woman’s face. Some men find Lip Augmentation to be a viable option for enhancing their facial features. Lip Augmentation can also help reduce fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, giving the patient a more youthful appearance. Dr. Stapenhorst uses several procedures for Lip Augmentation, including injections and implants. Injections may include fat from another area of the body or synthetic products such as Juvederm, Restylane or Radiesse. Implants can be used alone or in conjunction with injections to give the most natural appearance.

What happens during the Lip Augmentation procedure by Dr. David Stapenhorst?  

The specific procedure used by Dr. Stapenhorst for Lip Augmentation depends on the individual case and the patient’s expectations. In the majority of Lip Augmentation cases, Dr. Stapenhorst administers a combination of topical anesthesia and injectable local anesthesia. The filler injections are then made in and around the lips until the desired appearance is achieved. Injections typically take less than one hour to complete. Some procedures, such as those that use silicone implants, require small incisions around the mouth.  The lip implant procedure typically takes up to two hours.

When can normal activities resume after the Lip Augmentation procedure?

Dr. Stapenhorst advises his patients that their lips will be numb for a period of time after the procedure. Patients should exercise caution when eating and drinking until the numbness disappears. Dr. Stapenhorst may recommend that the patient remain at home resting for a period of one to three days, and avoid excessive activity for up to three days with injections and up to three weeks with implants.

Is there any pain associated with the lip augmentation procedure?

Patients typically report swelling and mild discomfort after the Lip Augmentation procedure. Swelling and bruising generally resolve within two days of the procedure.

How much does lip augmentation cost in Sugar Land, TX?

Signature Plastic Surgery works with CareCredit® to provide financing options for patients. Within a few hours, you can be pre-approved for your cosmetic procedure.

Dr. Stapenhorst specializes in cosmetic surgery; visit our other facial procedures pages including nose surgery, facial implants and chin surgery.


Dear Patients,

I am announcing the closure of my practice, Signature Plastic Surgery. Effective December 31, 2022, I
will be moving on to a new practice opportunity. I have enjoyed serving the people of Sugar Land since
2008. This has been a difficult decision for me to make, but I am looking forward to the new
opportunity, and I know that I will look back fondly on the past 14 years.
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David P. Stapenhorst, MD, FACS