Is fat transplant a good option for plumping up the lips?
Fat transfer is a good option for plumping up the lips. However, over time, it will dissipate and the lips will go back to their normal size. I have invented a procedure where I take fat and dermis, which is a dermal fat graft, from the lower abdomen above the suprapubic area and place it into the lips and you get permanently enlarged lips that look very natural. The procedure is a little more extensive than simply injecting fat into the lips but it is a one-time procedure and gets you an excellent result. The other alternative is to use some sort of filler like Juvederm in the lips, but again that would be temporary.
Posted by Richard Galitz, MD, FACS