Can Laser Lipo and Fat Transfer Give Me Fuller Lips?
The lips are popular areas on the face for fat transfers because of the fuller appearance it can give you. One way you can get full lips is through laser liposuction and fat transfer with the Alma BeautiFill® system. Board-certified anesthesiologist Dr. Maia Chakerian and the team at Sereno Santé are proud to offer this fat transfer procedure for patients in San Jose, CA.
How does a fat transfer work for the lips?
A fat transfer for the lips entails removing fat cells from another area of your body, purifying them, and then injecting them into your lips for an enhanced appearance. The process helps boost the lips’ shape and can correct volume issues, including when the lips appear thin, flat, or loose. You can also use the transfer to correct fine lines and wrinkles around the lips.
How will the laser lipo process work?
The laser lipo procedure helps gather the fat cells that will be transferred to your lips. Our team at Sereno Sante uses the BeautiFill system for the transfer process. BeautiFill uses a thin tube that will remove excess fat cells from an area with excess fat, which can include the flank, abdomen, or buttocks.
A tube will enter the targeted area and help gather the fat cells. Laser energy will move through the area to cauterize blood vessels and help loosen fat tissues. The unique tip used for BeautiFill transfers will soften the fat and help it detach from healthy tissues, ensuring your body remains safe and unharmed during the liposuction process.
The fat cells are injected into the lips through a thin needle. The injection can occur around the curve of the upper lip or at the edges of the lips. The BeautiFill system ensures the fat cells being injected remain healthy and intact, and will not produce excess stress on those cells.
A safe solution for your lips
One of the best parts of this fat transfer option for your lips is that it uses fat from your own body, reducing any potential allergic reactions that may occur. It does not require artificial fillers, so it is a natural solution that will be easy for your body to handle.
What about the downtime?
The downtime necessary following your procedure will vary over the intensity of the treatment. Some swelling or tenderness may occur in the treated areas, but those issues only last a few days. Dr. Chakerian or a member of our team will provide guidance on how to return to your normal routine afterward, although these rules won't be as strict as what you’d experience through traditional liposuction.
Get full lips in San Jose, CA
Patients love how laser liposuction and fat transfer can help them achieve the full lips they desire. You can consult board-certified anesthesiologist Dr. Maia Chakerian and the team at Sereno Santé near San Jose, CA to learn more about the Alma BeautiFill process and how it can help you get fuller lips. Our office is in Los Gatos near the El Camino Hospital, so contact us today to learn more about our work and how we can help.