I have incredibly thin lips and would like to make them look fuller and sexier. I’d like this to be a permanent change; can I get a onetime fat graft instead of having repeated injectable filler injections?
Fat grafting is not particularly reliable in the mobile sites of the face such as the lips. It is very reliable when it is placed over the bony areas of the face. You can get fat injections into the lips in an attempt to get a permanent result, but you will likely need multiple injections and there is a chance that even with that the fat may not be permanent. There is a lip implant that is relatively easy to insert and is permanent. The downside to the implant is that it can be felt. Patients are generally very happy with this procedure however.
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