Lips are a key component of the overall appearance of the face. Fuller lips are associated with youth and beauty. A more full and rounded shape of the lips is softer and makes a person look happier and more approachable. Dr. Carman—one of the first plastic surgeons in Canada to offer lip augmentation with fat injection—has extensive experience in augmenting lips using fat injection and can achieve permanent results with this technique.
Lip enhancement with fat injection is done as day surgery. To enhance the lips for both men and women, fat is transferred from hips or tummy to the lips. The lip enhancement procedure lasts approximately one hour, depending on the extent of correction required. This type of lip enhancement is usually performed under a general anesthetic. The downtime may last 7-14 days due to swelling, but the results are very natural and are permanent.
In order to achieve these positive results with lip augmentation, attention to technical details is essential. Older, less efficient techniques can result in gradual absorption of the fat with disappointing long term results. The "Coleman technique", used by Dr. Carman, has been proven to provide volume correction that lasts for years. Fuller lips always look more sensual, but lips don't have to be extra large to look nice. To ensure that you get the lips that you desire, a careful analysis of the required volume increase is essential. Goals and limitations must be reviewed.
During your lip augmentation consultation, Dr. Carman will assess the size, volume, and shape of your lips and help you to decide if fat injection is the right lip augmentation option.
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fat injection before/after photos.