Intervention that consists of transplanting autologous fat tissue obtained by liposuction, reinjecting it to increase lip volume, after subjecting the fat to a process of centrifuge.
Lip augmentation with own fat achieves the desired lip volume with own tissue. The result is natural, undetectable and definitive.
Intervention is generally performed with local, epidural or general anesthesia, depending on the amount of fat that needs to be removed and the number of areas that must be injected. The procedure is initially like a conventional liposuction and it allows to correct the fat deposits that disfigure the body contour in the same intervention. The area in which the removal of fat (“donor site”) is made has swelling and bruising immediately after surgery and should be compressed between 2 weeks and 1 month with a gaza to promote adaptation of the skin to the new volume.
The extracted fat is centrifuged again to remove serum, and fat cells are injected into areas where it is desired to achieve more volume, correct depressions or irregularities, reduce wrinkles or to improve skin quality. A variable percentage of the injected fat will be reabsorbed in the immediate postoperative period but the rest will remain permanently in the area and will be modified only by the weight changes. The injected area may also have swelling that will disappear in a few days.
The discomfort of the intervention are very well tolerated taking painkillers orally when required. For this reason a second operation to tune the symmetry or give more volume to the treated area is necessary at times
The discomfort is minimal within a few hours.