Fat grafting or autologous fat injections make use of fat from some part of the body as a filler injectable. The procedure involves liposuction to remove fat from one part of the body and then insert it in the lips. The plastic surgery procedure can be completed without making any incisions on the lips or the face.
Only a qualified cosmetic surgeon with special training in fat transfer surgery should perform this procedure. Fat injections can result in beautifully augmented lips when performed by an experienced treatment provider. Your lip will also feel and look natural for years.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim provides fat grafting surgery for the lips to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.
Advantages of Fat Grafting in the Lips
- Fat can make your lips look and feel natural
- Result can last for several years
- You would not require repeat treatment once final results are achieved
- Allergic reaction risk is negligible
- Lips don’t need any incisions
Things to Consider
- Surgical component is required
- Highly trained and experienced cosmetic surgeon will be required for beautiful, natural looking and safe results
- Involves several days of downtime depending on the liposuction extent
- Injected fat may get reabsorbed in the new location
- Additional treatment may be required for achieving desired results
- Qualified cosmetic surgeon is required to prevent unsatisfactory results
Procedure for Lip Fat Grafting
Your surgeon will use a colored pen for marking the area where fat will be removed. They will also mark the area where fat will be inserted. Amount of fat required for the procedure is usually small and not many harvest sites will be required.
Liposuction will be used by the surgeon for harvesting fat from donor sites. It will be refined through a centrifuge for removing components, like water, oil, and blood. The surgeon will move to inject the fat in the lips, one small amount at a time. This will allow the cosmetic surgeon to create better looking results.
Suitable Candidacy for Lip Augmentation Using Fat Transfer
Ideal candidates should have age-related loss of volume in the lips or naturally thin lips. This cosmetic surgery procedure is not recommended for candidates that have an infection around or inside their mouth. It is also not recommended for heavy smokers that don’t want to quit for the duration of pre-op preparation and post-surgical recovery. The procedure cannot be performed on patients that don’t have enough fat for harvesting.
Average Recovery Period
Recovery from fat grafting lip augmentation requires healing at the site of the liposuction and the injection. Healing time depends on the extent of the procedure performed. Most patients can return to work within a few days of the procedure.
Lip augmentation using fat transfer can be helpful with aesthetic concerns on the lips and areas around it. The procedure can help in reducing wrinkles and other lines. It also provides a more youthful look by giving the lips definition and more volume.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for fat grafting surgery for the lips.
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