Lip Dermal Fat Grafting
Lips can lose fat and develop wrinkles as a person gets older. This fat loss is due to decreased collagen and elastin production. Lip dermal fat grafting can help you achieve fuller lips for a more youthful appearance.
Add Volume to Your Lips
Lip dermal fat grafting transfers fat from your hips or abdomen to add volume to your lips. The surgical procedure is done in two stages. Skin from the donor site is cut into a narrow strip with the fat attached. The strip is then shaped and grafted onto the lips and then threaded in place. The graft will become part of the lips in about three weeks.
Swelling and bruising can be expected after the procedure. These symptoms are relieved through the use of over-the-counter pain medications and ice packs. The recovery period varies from person to person. Many people can resume normal activities right away while others may take a few weeks to recover. A second lip augmentation procedure may be required in about six months as fat is absorbed into the body.
Ideal Lip Dermal Fat Grafting Candidates
Individuals who want long-lasting results for fuller lips should consider lip dermal fat grafting. Ideal candidates are non-smokers in good physical health. You may desire to have this cosmetic procedure if you are concerned about the materials in dermal fillers and injections.
Request a Lip Dermal Fat Grafting Consultation
If you are unhappy with your lips, lip dermal fat grafting could be an ideal solution. Request a consultation with NYC board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeremy Nikfarjam. Dr. Nikfarjam is happy to meet with you and explain the procedure and its risks. During your appointment, he can recommend the best treatment plan for you and determine if you are an ideal candidate. Schedule a consultation today.