Is fat injection effective for enlarging the lips?
Fat is effective for enlarging the lips, but the effects are likely temporary. For patients who are undergoing fat injections for the parts of the face where the results are permanent such as the cheeks and lower eyelid area, if desired we will place fat in the lips and perioral area as well with the understanding that in these areas the fat will likely resorb. The reason for this is likely that the constant movement of the lip and perioral area prevents adequate vascularity to in-grow into the fledgling fat cells. In some patients we do see some long term results with lip injection, but predicting those patients that will have a long term result is difficult.
Posted by Dr. Buckingham