Lip and Cheek Enhancement
What is Lip and Cheek Enhancement?
Lip and cheek enhancement with fat transfer is a surgical procedure that uses your own body fat to add volume to key cheek contours and the lips. Adding fat helps increase the size and volume of the treated areas; additionally, using your body’s own fat for the treatment gets rid of the risks of rejection or allergic reactions, which can happen with injections or procedures involving implants.
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Take the first step. Get your questions answered and find out which treatment option is best for your personal situation by meeting with one of our knowledgeable medical staff at The Pennsylvania Centre for Plastic Surgery for an in-person consultation.
Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.
Lip Enhancement Consultations Available
Candidates for Lip and Cheek Enhancement
If you have thinning lips or are beginning to see volume loss in your cheek region (or both!), you may be a good candidate for lip and cheek enhancement surgery at The Pennsylvania Centre for Plastic Surgery in Philadelphia and Plymouth Meeting, PA. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott A. Brenman uses fat transfers to help augment lip and cheek volume, all while minimizing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and smoker’s lines.
The best candidates for lip and cheek enhancement have thinning lips or smoker’s lines, which appear as vertical lines across the surface of the lips. Candidates for cheek enhancement may notice that they’re losing the “apples” of their cheeks. All candidates should have enough body fat to complete the procedure. Candidates should be healthy non-smokers who have realistic expectations for the procedure’s outcomes.
How Does It Work?
No matter which option you select, your enhancement procedure will begin by harvesting fat from high-density areas, such as your stomach or thighs. The fat is cleansed and prepared for treatment; after this step, the fat is directly injected into the lips or the cheeks. Dr. Brenman may use several injections to help replicate the most natural results possible. This procedure is usually performed in the office with light sedation and local anesthesia.
You will notice results right away, although you’ll also see some swelling and redness at the injection site. Final results are usually visible after four weeks, with the majority of the transferred fat remaining long-term.
The augmentation procedure itself is minimally invasive, as it’s done via injection. Most patients usually encounter slight bruising and redness at the injection site. You may need a couple of days to recover from the fat harvesting procedure, which uses micro-liposuction techniques to harvest fat for the augmentation process.
Take the First Step – Request A Consultation
If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation, please fill out the form on this page and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at The Pennsylvania Centre for Plastic Surgery will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our Philadelphia, PA office directly to schedule – (267) 687-2180.
The Pennsylvania Centre for Plastic Surgery serves the greater Philadelphia, PA area.
*Individual results may vary