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Techniques in Mouth Widening Surgery

  The mouth occupies the center of the face and is a prominent facial feature. The mouth is well is known to be a sensual structure whose perception is primarily influenced by the size of the lips, particularly in females. As a result, lip augmentation usually by injection is the most aesthetic procedure performed in Read More…

Case Study – Transgender Vermilion Lip Advancements

  Background: The lips frame the mouth and are an important facial feature. What is seen on the lips is the dry vermilion with a little wet vermilion, known as the red part of the lips. The amount of vermilion seen determines the size of the lips. The junction of the vermilion and the skin, Read More…

Technical Strategies – Mouth Widening in Scar Contractures

  The width of the mouth and the flexibility of the lips are important for food intake and oral hygiene. They not only permit the lower jaw to open fully but also allow mobility of the adjacent facial soft tissues with expression. Having a ‘loose’ oral sphincter is taken for granted until one doesn’t have Read More…

Case Study – Extreme Upper and Lower Lip Advancements with Mouth Corner Lifts

  Background: Lip augmentation is one of the most popular non-surgical facial enhancement procedures. Done primarily by synthetic injectable fillers the size of the lips can be increased for the duration of the filler’s persistence. When skillfully done injectable fillers can create a myriad of perioral effects from lip size increase, correction of lip asymmetries Read More…

Case Study – Lip Advancements for Permanent Lip Liner Removal

  Background: The size and shape of the lips has taken on great aesthetic significance over the past two decades. Many makeup, injectable and surgical methods have been devised and are available to enhance one’s lips. The usual goals are to make the lips look bigger with increased vermilion show and projection as well as Read More…

Cupid’s Bow Reduction of the Upper Lip

  Unlike the lower lip the shape of the upper lip is marked by the cupid’s bow area. Occupying the central third of the upper lip, its two raised peaks at the end of the philtral columns create a double bow effect. This lip feature is well known and has the cupid’s bow name because Read More…

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