Apr
2015

Q&A: What is the best option for lip augmentation that is permanent?

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What is the best option for lip augmentation that is permanent?

- Marissa

Answer: 

Melek Kayser, MD, FACS - LocateADoc.com

Hi Marissa,
 
There are a few options. The first would be the insertion of a permanent material called gore-tex. although this won't absorb, your body will form scar tissue around it and it can leave scar deformities and an unnatural feel. This is not my first choice for enhancement. Another choice is a permanent filler but these can result in irregular scarring as well and an unnatural feel. I believe the best option for lip enhancement is fat grafting or transfer which uses your own body fat and places it into the lips. Although fat can be unpredictable with regard to volume loss, once integrated, it has the potential to last a lifetime. Fat is yours and its natural and has no equal to it's look and Feel when it's all healed. I hope this helps and have a wonderful day.
 

--Melek Kayser, MD, FACS
Saint Clair Shores, MI

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