Lip Fat Injections using Buccal Fat

  Lip augmentation is a popular facial filling procedure that has been done by a wide variety of materials. Synthetic fillers, fat injection and implants have all be done with well known advantages and disadvantages. The perfect lip augmentation material, however, remains elusive Of all the known injectable fillers, fat has a high appeal but…Read More…

Product Review – Lip Augmentation with Juvederm Ultra XC

  Lip augmentation is one of the most common and historic procedures for hyaluronic acid-based injectable fillers. It would surprise many then to find out that despite its popularity and common usage, few of these injectable fillers are actually FDA-approved for use in the lips. There are a variety of reasons for this lack of…Read More…

Case Study – Permalip Implant Lip Augmentation

  Background: Lip augmentation is the historic location for injectable fillers since the early 1980s and remains as one of the top injectable filler sites even today. There are a wide variety of injectable fillers and manufacturers but the use of hyaluronic-acid (HA) based fillers is primarily used in the lips as they have the…Read More…

Cupid’s Bow Lift of the Upper Lip

  Augmentation of the upper lip is one of the most commonly done non-surgical facial enhancement procedures. This can usually be successfully done through the use of a variety of different hyaluronic acid-based injectable fillers. Despite their popularity and frequency of use, however, injectable fillers can not solve all aesthetic upper lip concerns. A thin…Read More…

The Perma Facial Implant For Lip Augmentation (PermaLip)

  Despite that lip augmentation is sought by many women (and a few men), the perfect procedure to accomplish it remains elusive. A wide variety of treatment options exist to achieve bigger lips from injectable fillers and fat to surgical manipulations of the vermilion and skin excisions. Injectable fillers are by far the most common…Read More…

Case Study: Upper Lip Advancement in a Man

  Background: There are many options for lip enhancement today of which injectable fillers is by far the most commonly used. But for a permanent change in size, surgical options must be considered. Two basic types of lip lifts exists done either from under the nose (subnasal lip lift)or from the edge of the top…Read More…

Postoperative Instructions for Lip Implants

  The use of implants for lip augmentation is a surgical procedure that adds permanent volume to the lips. It is done as an office procedure under local anesthesia if done alone or in the operating room under general anesthesia if it is included as part of a collection of other plastic surgery procedures. The…Read More…

Plastic Surgery’s Did You Know? The Cupid’s Bow of the Upper Lip

One of the most distinguishing and desired features of the upper lip is that of its cupid’s bow shape. The double curve of the upper lip is called the cupid’s bow because it resembles the bow of Cupid, the Roman God of love…laid on its side. At the two heights or bends of the bow,…Read More…

Getting Good Results with Injectable Fillers for Lip Augmentation

Valentine’s Day evokes many images, one of which is juicy full lips. While once only achievable by genetics, plumper and more full lips can be obtained by almost anyone thanks to a variety of  cosmetic procedures and products that are available today. Between celebrity news and photos, endless models in magazines and a plethora of …Read More…

The Unique Skin of the Eyelids and Lips

The skin throughout our bodies is often perceived as being fairly similar. Although the basic makeup of the skin (epidermis and dermal components) is the same from the face to the toes, there are substantial differences in their ratios and thicknesses at different bodily locations. These differences can not only take advantage of , but…Read More…