Is fat transfer a good option for plumping the lips?
A fat transfer is a procedure which is intended to augment the bony areas of the face more prominently the cheeks and periorbital region however also along the jawline. As you get into the tissues around the mouth the permanency of a fat transfer is less predictable. This would include plumping the lips. I don’t recommend performing a fat transfer just for lip augmentation, however if the patient is undergoing a fat transfer for other reasons I will often add some fat to plump the lips as well. I just caution patients that they may only see a six-month result in this area of the face. Having said that I have several patient’s who have better longevity and perhaps permanency to some degree in the lips.
Posted by Dr. Buckingham