You look in the mirror, and you don’t like what you see when it comes to your mouth. Your lips don’t have the fullness that is so attractive. They’re thinning so much that they look like they are about to disappear. Whether you have always had thin lips, or you’ve been affected by collagen loss that comes with aging, you can do something about it. Have the plump smile that you’ve always wanted and enhance your lips with fat transfer. It’s a relatively simple procedure that can truly make a difference.
What is Fat Transfer?
Fat transfer is a procedure that uses your own body’s excess fat to inject into your lips. It’s a natural alternative that is less likely to cause a reaction as compared to other injectable products that are used for lip enhancement. The process begins by harvesting fat from your body, usually from the buttocks or abdomen. The fat is then purified and injected into your lips to provide you with more volume. While other forms of lip enhancement are eventually absorbed into the body and must be repeated, fat transfer has long-lasting results.
What is involved in the Fat Transfer Procedure?
f you opt for lip enhancement through fat transfer, your procedure will take place on an outpatient basis. Your surgeon will cleanse the area where fat is going to be harvested. A local anesthetic will be provided before a small incision is made. A cannula, or hollow tube, is inserted into the incision and fat is removed by suction. The incision is closed, and the wait begins while the fat is processed for injection. Once it has been purified, it will be injected into your lips through a small needle. Your lips will be treated with a local anesthetic to minimize discomfort.
After the procedure is done, a cold compress may be provided to keep down swelling. Doctor Perry may give you medication for pain relief. Your results will be immediate and the recovery period is short. You’ll be able to resume your normal activities the next day.
Are You a Candidate for Fat Transfer?
If you are not happy with your lips and you are in good health, fat transfer for lip enhancement could be the solution for you. If you are prone to heavy scarring, have a bleeding disorder, or tend to have severe allergic reactions, these issues may present complications. Discuss your health history with our medical team to decide if fat transfer will be a safe procedure for you.
Make an Appointment to Learn More about Fat Transfer
Set up a consultation with Dr. Wendell Perry to find out if a fat transfer is recommended for you. The majority of patients are satisfied with their results and don’t experience problems with fat transfer for lip enhancement because it uses a substance from the human body. If you are looking for a solution that will last and does not involve implants or synthetic substances, consider a fat transfer for lip enhancement. Contact Wendell Perry, MD today to schedule your consultation.