Many individuals long to have full, pouty lips. While lipstick and lipliner can make the lips appear larger, they aren’t a permanent solution for larger lips. Those who are interested in a lip augmentation can choose dermal fillers or a fat transfer. A fat transfer to the lips can look more natural than lip implants or dermal fillers because it uses your own body fat to fill the lips. Here at the John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Medispa, we are proud to offer fat transfers to our patients seeing lip augmentation and encourage you to learn more about the process.
Who are Ideal Candidates for a Lip Augmentation With a Fat Transfer?
Those who want a lip augmentation with a fat transfer should be in good health and have realistic outcomes about the procedure. It is also important that candidates have enough fat to be taken from the donor area. However, most individuals will have a sufficient amount of donor fat for a lip augmentation, which is because less fat is needed with this procedure than a fat transfer to the breasts or buttocks. In addition, those who want a fat transfer to the lips shouldn’t smoke because this can slow the healing process. A lip augmentation with a fat transfer is a beneficial procedure for individuals with naturally thin lips or for those who have lost lip volume because of aging.
How Does the Process Work?
First, your doctor will determine which areas of the body have excess fat. In most circumstances, donor fat is taken from the buttocks, thighs, or abdomen. The fat will be removed with liposuction. During liposuction, your doctor will make small openings in the targeted area and extract the donor fat, which will be removed through suction. The fat will then be purified and administered into your lips via injection.
Many individuals choose a lip augmentation with a fat transfer because it doesn’t require that a foreign substance to be inserted into the body, which means a dramatically reduced chance of adverse reaction. In addition, many prefer this option for a lip augmentation because they also remove unwanted fat from stubborn areas of the body. The results of this procedure may last as long as six months, a year, or even longer.
Interested? Contact Us for Further Information
If you think a lip augmentation via fat transfer is your best option, we warmly invite you to reach out and make an appointment at the John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Medispa! At our office in Naperville, IL, our caring team of devoted professionals will be happy to explain the procedure in full, address any questions and concerns you may have, and help you decide if this option is right for you. Contact us today to set up your consultation!