What can I expect with my lip augmentation?
As with any other cosmetic procedure, your results are going to depend on your anatomy. During your lip augmentation consultation in our Austin office, Dr. Robert Whitfield will discuss your desired outcome and examine your lips. He is assessing not only their skin elasticity, but also the relationship of your lips to the rest of your face. While Kylie Jenner may have the lips of your dreams, it does not mean that you can achieve exactly that look – your lip augmentation must be fully customized to suit your facial structure.
Why choose Dr. Whitfield for lip augmentation?
Dr. Whitfield’s goal with all of his Austin lip augmentation patients is to deliver a plump, youthful-looking lip that is proportional to the rest of the face. He will listen to your concerns to determine the best treatment plan for your needs to deliver natural results that exceed your expectations.
What are the benefits of lip augmentation with fillers?
- Younger, fuller lips
- No surgery or implants
- Less recovery
- Minimal to no pain
What fillers are used?
Lip augmentation with fat transfer
For some patients, Dr. Whitfield will recommend a lip augmentation with fat transfer or fat grafting. Here, he will remove a small amount of fat from an area of the body where you don’t want it such as the abdomen or outer thighs. The fat will be cleaned, purified and placed into a syringe. Dr. Whitfield will then carefully inject the fat into your lips using a cannula to reduce bruising.
Are there any risks with a fat transfer procedure?
The important thing to keep in mind with a lip augmentation with fat transfer is that not all of the fat will “take” or survive.
At first, your lips may look overdone, but they will adjust with time. While many patients like the idea of using their own fat – since it means that they aren’t putting something foreign into their bodies – a lip augmentation with fat transfer is less predictable than a treatment with an HA filler.
Also, the fat that is transferred will heal, but results may vary.
Recovery from a lip augmentation
The lips are particularly sensitive, so you can expect to be swollen for a week to ten days. Dr. Whitfield advises his Austin lip augmentation patients to apply ice during the recovery phase. You may have some mild bruising as well. Beyond this, there is no downtime associated with a lip augmentation; patients can return to daily activities immediately. As with all filler treatments, it will take two weeks before you’ll see your final results.