This procedure refers to the removal and transfer of the patient’s own fat to the lips to add volume and reshape their appearance.
It can be done under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia depending on the area and extent of the procedure.
It is an outpatient surgery that offers natural results, thanks to the use of the patient’s own fat, it does not cause allergic reaction. It is a long lasting treatment which also provides a better facial contour and can help to correct some wrinkles in the contour of the lips.
It does not require rest and does not cause discomfort over time.
Both men and women are candidates for lip fillers. It is recommended for patients who have very thin lips or have some volume deficiency. Certain patients with congenital malformations such as people with cleft lip and palate suffer from decreased volume in the lip area, the use of fat to give volume is an excellent option to achieve symmetry.
The effect can last up to 8 years approximately.
Do not touch the area, avoid direct heat and physical exertion. Keep the area hydrated.
It is a relatively quick procedure of about 30 minutes.
Lip filler with liposuction can be performed under local anesthesia or sedation.
A medical evaluation is required to determine an estimate. Depending on the patient's characteristics, the type of anesthesia and hospital charges, a cost is determined.
Hospitalization: Ambulatory, no hospitalization required.
Anesthesia: Local or sedation
Procedure time: 30 to 40 minutes
Rest time: Not necessary