Full, generous lips are considered attractive and youthful. Genetics and aging can both impact the fullness of the lips, leaving them thinner and flatter than desired. At Eden Plastic Surgery Institute in Miami, we offer multiple options for lip augmentation to give your lips more volume, including lip dermal fat grafting.
The fatty tissue in the lips gives them their fullness. Some people genetically have thinner lips, while others lose fat in their face and lips with age, resulting in flatter or thinner lips. There are many dermal fillers that can be used to add volume to the lips, usually using hyaluronic acid. While this can be effective in creating fuller lips, it is a temporary solution. A longer-lasting cosmetic treatment is lip dermal fat grafting through plastic surgery.
Create Natural, Lasting Lip Volume
Lip augmentation with dermal fat grafting uses fat tissue from your own body to enhance your lips. Liposuction is used to remove a very small amount of fat from an area on your body, like the abdomen or buttocks, which is sterilized and drained of any blood before it is used in the fat grafting process. Small incisions are made in the lips to distribute the fat under the skin to create full, plump lips.
After the fat grafting process, the lips will be swollen, but this will dissipate after a few days. The fat graft is permanent, but it is normal for some of the fat to be reabsorbed over time. Some patients may want a second fat grafting in the future to achieve the volume desired in their lips.
Add volume and plumpness to your lips that will last for years. To learn more about lip dermal fat grafting, contact us at Eden Plastic Surgery Institute. We will schedule a lip augmentation consultation with Dr. Ali Charafeddine at our clinic in Miami.