Fat Transfer & Grafting Lip Augmentation in Gainesville, FL

Smooth, plump and ultra-kissable lips.

As we age, many of us experience a decrease in the fullness of our lips. In addition to environmental factors, smoking and the formation of deep set creases or wrinkles, our lips can appear thin and perpetually pursed. Not only can these symptoms give away a person’s age, or make them appear older, they can also be the cause of embarrassment or frustration. Many women who have deep wrinkles formed around their mouths experience problems in apply makeup such as lipstick. Makeup can settle in these creases, making them appear larger and distorting the shape of a woman’s mouth. Many women with naturally thin lips are left to overdrawing techniques in order to make their lips appear fuller, but these tactics can have adverse effects as well.

Lip augmentation through fat transfer, also called fat grafting, is a permanent solution to naturally thin lips or lips that have lost volume due to aging. A fat transfer may also help smooth wrinkles and creases around the lips for a smoother, plumper pout.

Fat Transfer Lip Procedure in Gainesville

At Poser Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. Poser offer several lip augmentation procedures. One of the newer yet very popular cosmetic surgery procedures includes fat grafting. During this procedure, fat cells and tissue are harvested from other parts of the patient’s body and injected into specific areas of the lips. Often, lip fat transfers are performed during a tummy tuck, mommy makeover or other liposuction procedure in order to use the removed fat deposits. Patients who are not undergoing additional Gainesville liposuction procedures can still opt for a fat transfer by having fat deposits harvested from an area of the body or by using pre-harvested fat and tissue. The most common areas harvested are the thigh, hip, stomach, back and upper arm.

There are several advantages to opting for a fat transfer procedure over injectable lip fillers. Fat transfers are a permanent solution, which the majority of injectable fillers are not. Fat grafting allows Dr. Poser the freedom to sculpt the lips for a more natural look that complements a patient’s face. Fat grafting can also be used to smooth deep wrinkles around a patient’s mouth. While these lines can be minimized through a facelift, many patients prefer less invasive cosmetic procedures for lips.

Results of fat transfers for lip augmentation last longer than collagen fillers and injectables such as Botox, and there is no risk of allergic reaction because the procedure relies on fat and tissue harvested from the patient’s upper body. Some patients who have very thin lips or who want a more radical change in appearance of their lips may wish to combine lip enhancement procedures. Fat transfers can also be combined with other injectable treatments for enhanced results.

What to Expect with a Gainesville Lip Fat Transfer

Patients who wish to undergo a fat transfer to enhance the appearance of their lips can expect the Gainesville cosmetic surgery procedure to be completed within a few hours when performed alone. Patients who combine fat grafting with other surgical cosmetic procedures and non-surgical procedures should expect a longer recovery period. Some swelling and redness can occur, but should be minimal. If you experience prolonged swelling or pain, you should contact Dr. Poser immediately.

If you’re tired of having thin or wrinkled lips, ask Dr. Poser how fat grafting can improve not only the appearance of your lips, but your self-esteem and confidence as well. Stop overdrawing your lips in order to balance your facial features, and stop getting frustrated with makeup that draws more attention to deep-set lines. With a lip fat transfer, your lips can be smooth and rejuvenated, turning back time a decade or more. Find out what it’s like to love your lips with Poser Plastic Surgery Center.