Lip enhancement or lip augmentation is any one of a variety of procedures done to make the client’s lips plumper or fuller. A person’s lips tend to become thinner as they age, and some people are born with thin lips.
Lip augmentations generally involve injections where a filler made from synthetic or natural materials to make the lips plumper. But the patient’s own body fat can also be used for more natural-looking, longer-lasting results.
What is fat grafting?
Fat grafting, also called a fat transfer, is a non-surgical procedure done to enhance lips and other areas of the body.
First, fat from another part of the patient’s body is removed, which is then injected into the lips. Fat grafting can be performed in the office.
During the procedure, the patient will typically be given a local anesthesia. The fat can be extracted from the patient’s thighs or arms, and we will then inject the fat into the patient’s lips.
For information regarding how we tailor a fat grafting procedure, contact the office of Dr. Beth Collins, MD.
How Long Will My Results Last?
As fat grafting uses the body’s own resources, the results of fat grafting are long-lasting. Once the fat is injected, it is often permanent, although multiple sessions may be necessary and follow up appointments may be needed in order to maintain results.
The best results are typically experienced by carefully following post-treatment instructions to give the grafted fat the best chance of survival.
What other treatments can a fat transfer be used for?
Fat transfers can be used to fill out other parts of the face including facial creases and lines that resulted from laughing. They can also be used to fill in wrinkles and treat scars. Depending on the size of the area being treated, treatment time may vary.
Contact Us to Schedule an Appointment
If you have thin lips and have been looking for a solution to enhance them, contact the office of Dr. Beth Collins, MD today to schedule a consultation.
Our practice is dedicated to helping patients with their various needs and cosmetic goals, and we offer numerous services including BOTOX®, breast augmentation, dermabrasion, and more. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Find out how safe, natural fat grafting can both slim one area of the body and enhance thin lips without surgery and with minimal downtime.