I was born with a cleft lip and palate, and my upper lip was asymmetrical and lacked volume.
My surgeon did a dermal fat graft- extracting fat with the underlying dermis and rolling it up to do my lip augmentation.
He said it would keep 70% of its volume, but it kept about 50% and settled unevenly.
It helped a lot, but I feel like I should have been consulted more on the scar it would leave... more
I wanted to have my lips more full, but for them too look natural.
My surgeon did a numbing block so the injections to lips was painless.
My lips look naturally fuller and not over done.
I had swelling for about 3 days. The first day swelling was a lot. Good thing I did injections on Friday I would not have wanted to go to work the day after. more