A 23-year-old female asked:
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which is more effective for lip injections: fat transfers or the fillers? which lasts longer and is safe?

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Dr. Edward Seegers
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Lip filler: hello ~ fat transfers are way safer. The fillers no matter how safe they say they are, its a foreign substance with problems known and unknown at time of injection and do not go away and might have severe long term problems. Be happier with a slightly less long lasting cosmetic effect but overall safer procedure. The fat transfer does work well for up to 5 years.Always ask WHY you're doing this!
Answered on Jun 1, 2016
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Fat or Fillers . . .: While fat grafting will last longer (what survives is permanent), it is not typically my first choice for lip augmentation simply due to fat survival in the lips is very difficult because it is nearly impossible to keep lips still during recovery. Fillers are great for augmentation, but they are temporary. Best to speak with a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss your specific options.
Answered on Jun 12, 2017

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24hrs: Technically no clear number, but usually best to wait until next day.
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Plastic surgeon: If you're considering collagen injection or lip implants, it's best to see a plastic surgeon.
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