Lip Dermal Fat Grafting
Fatty tissue under the delicate skin of the lips is what gives your mouth its shape and volume. Full lips are desirable, but not everyone is blessed with the volume they would prefer. Genetics and aging play significant roles in the plumpness of the lips. One option for lip augmentation is lip dermal fat grafting, which we offer at Dallas Facial Plastic Surgery Center in Irving, Texas.
Thin or skinny lips can be a hereditary trait, or it can occur as you get older. Many individuals notice that their lips are less full as they get older. Like other areas of the face, the lips can lose fat and volume in the skin, resulting in thinner, flatter lips. Adding volume under the skin can create more youthful, sexy lips.
Plumping the lips can be accomplished with filler injections, but this is a temporary fix. Dermal fillers are an option if you want to add instant volume to give your lips a fuller appearance, but they will begin to shrink to their natural size in a few months. Lip dermal fat grafting offers lasting solutions for those with thin or flat lips, adding natural fat to enhance the volume.
Lip Augmentation with Fat Transfer
Dr. Stefan Shuaib is a highly skilled facial plastic surgeon who can create beautifully enhanced lips with fat grafting. The lip augmentation procedure with fat transfer uses fat harvested from another area of the body to plump under the skin of the mouth. To perform dermal fat grafting, Dr. Shuaib harvests a small amount of fat using liposuction from the abdomen or other area. The fat is purified, then inserted into a sterilized syringe for injection.
Dr. Shuaib carefully injects the fat into the lips to create the desired fullness. It is common for some of the fat not to survive the transfer, so more is added to compensate for the expected loss. The result is beautifully plump lips that will retain their fullness for years without the need for injections every few months.
If you are interested in more volume in your lips, consider the benefits of fat injections for lip augmentation. Contact us at Dallas Facial Plastic Surgery Center to schedule a lip dermal fat grafting consultation with Dr. Shuaib at our clinic in Irving, TX.