Lip Enhancement (Micro Fat Transfer)
Fuller, plumper lips suggest a youthfulness that may have been reduced due to ageing. For others, fuller lips may be desired to complement their facial features.
Micro fat transfer is a natural-looking solution for those wishing to increase the volume of their lips, or to minimise the fine lines that cause lipstick to ‘bleed’ using their own body tissue.
Micro fat transfer can also be used to reduce deep facial lines, especially the nasolabial furrows that run between the corners of the mouth and the nose.
Micro Fat Transfer: What does the procedure involve?
Fat is removed from an area such as the abdomen or hip and carefully transferred to a fine syringe for re-injection. The lips or other areas to be treated are numbed using local anesthetic and the body tissue is then carefully inserted until the desired degree of fullness is attained.
Micro Fat Transfer: Is a hospital stay necessary?
Micro fat transfer is carried out under local anaesthetic, and is performed in a day surgery facility. A hospital stay is not required, unless it is performed in conjunction with another lengthy procedure, such as a facelift.
Micro Fat Transfer: Duration
The procedure takes around one hour, but will depend on the areas treated. More than one treatment is usually required, especially for the lips, spaced several months apart.
Micro Fat Transfer: Recovery
Swelling and some bruising is common following micro fat transfer, especially if the lips have been ‘over-injected’ to allow for some re-absorption, and ice should be applied for the first two to three hours. It may take up to one to two weeks for all the swelling to subside.
For more detailed information about our non-surgical services and the support we provide to help you make the right decision, or to book an appointment, please contact us on (08) 9388 8886.