Can I enhance my lips with a fat graft instead of with an injectable filler?
We do enhance lips with fat, but only if fat grafting is also to be performed for the rest of the face. Fat is a very reliable procedure for grafting the lower eyelid hollows and cheek hollow as well as other bony areas, but not as successful for the lips. Lip augmentation with fat usually will last about 6-12 months, however some patients will see some degree of a permanent result. If you are grafting the other parts of the face it makes sense to place fat into the lips as well, but not as a stand-alone procedure.
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