Before & After
Lip Filler Injection by Dr. Tina Ho
In my own injectable practice, I have learned with experience that ...
… the cannula technique is great for producing overall lip volume enhancement, whereas the needle technique offers more precision for enhancing lip definition or focal areas of the lips. I still tend to rely on the cannula method for lip rejuvenation first and will implement the needle method for more technical treatments. My lovely patient Mia never received lip filler before and was interested in increasing lip volume. I first injected 1 syringe of filler via cannula technique to the lips that resulted in beautiful, plumper lips. Mia desired pushing her lip enhancement a bit more, so I performed a second injection with half a syringe of additional filler to augment lip definition and lower lip volume. This video showcases Mia’s lip rejuvenation journey each step of the way including the final results shown during her patient testimonial!
– Dr. Tina Ho
Dr. Tina Ho pictured with a happy lip filler patient immediately after her treatment.
Lift Lip: Before & After
This wonderful younger patient was bothered by the thin appearance of her upper lip particularly with smiling. She was tired of repeating the same treatments over and over and desired more permanent options for lip rejuvenation. Two stepwise procedures and six months later, she is beautifully healed and we are so happy with her new smile.
What is Lip Augmentation with fillers?
What is Dr. Ho’s approach to Lip filler injection?
What should patients expect after Lip Filler injections?
Each lip filler injection procedure is different and catered to the individual patient in terms of how much filler product is needed and where the filler is injected. Therefore, the extent of swelling and bruising that occur after filler injection will vary by patient. There may be swelling or bruising at the injection sites or in the lips that is managed well with icing for the first two days after the procedure and head elevation the evening following the procedure. The extent of swelling may range from minimal to significant for the first few days following the procedure. Bruised injection sites can be covered with concealer makeup starting 24 hours after the procedure. Post-treatment pain is usually not significant and may be managed with Tylenol as needed. The results of filler injection in the treated areas are typically observed immediately or after most of the immediate swelling has subsided. It is not uncommon for slight asymmetries to be observed initially after an injectable procedure that typically resolve by two weeks out when the treatment product has settled out and is in maximal effect. Dr. Ho seeks follow-up with her patients two weeks after each injectable procedure to ensure that every patient is satisfied with their treatment outcome.
“My treatment philosophy is centered on producing lip results that are beautiful and natural and are harmonious with other facial features.”
– Dr. Tina Ho
What are the Ideal Lips?
What is the cost of Lip Filler Injections?
Filler starts at $700/syringe, may need 1-2 syringes for adequate results.
I recently saw Dr. Ho for masseter botox and lip filler. I’d previously gone to another well-known provider in the area, and while the results were good, I never felt like they truly listened to me. Before going back to that provider for another round of botox and lip filler, I decided to book a consultation with Dr. Ho, and I’m so so glad I did. Despite being a popular and respected surgeon, Dr. Ho spent more time talking with me in the initial consultation than my previous provider had in the four times I’d seen her.
Dr. Ho takes time to listen to you and asks clarifying questions. She’s open, kind, and puts you at ease. She’s an absolute professional. If I’d planned for it, I would have had her do my botox and lip filler right during the consultation, I was already so confident in her. Luckily I was able to easily schedule an appointment, and I couldn’t wait. When that day came, I was notably less nervous than I’d been for previous filler appointments. Dr. Ho saw me quickly, explained the process thoroughly, and treated me with the utmost care.
To treat my lips, which are thin and have a defined shape, Dr. Ho used a cannula to inject 1cc of Restylane Kysse. I wanted something that would keep my lips visible as I talk/smile, but that would be otherwise pretty undetectable. Dr. Ho gave me exactly that, and I couldn’t be happier. She numbed me with a nerve block, and other than a few pokes, I was fully comfortable and felt nothing during the treatment process. And I never bruised! Just some expected swelling, but even that was remarkably less than the previous filler I’ve had.
All in all, I’m thrilled that I went with my gut and booked a consultation with Dr. Ho. It’s been enough time that my filler has settled, and I couldn’t love my lips more. Thanks again, Dr. Ho!
Dr Ho is a fantastic physician who understands the ideal aesthetics of the face. She injected my chin and lips with Juvederm to correct my under-bite and the results are incredible! She is a knowledgeable, caring person who truly cares about her patients. She also references current cosmetic trends and is flexible with scheduling appointments- everything you want out of a cosmetic plastic surgeon injector! She is very thorough and easy to reach with any questions/concerns you may have post-treatment. She has also done my Botox for TMJ and platysmal bands and once again the results were amazing and the procedure was painless. I have recommended her to all of my family and friends.
– Erin Gillespie
Dr. Ho performed my lip lift and facial fat transfer. She was very thorough in explaining the procedures and guiding me through the what to expect. She has followed up with me regularly and always listens to my concerns, her recommendations to minimize scarring were extremely effective. Dr. Ho was amazing in making sure everything turned out exactly how I wanted, and I couldn’t be happier with my results- which are very natural-looking. I trust Dr. Ho’s expertise and highly recommend her.
– Verified Client