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Surgical Creation of the Lower Lip Dip

Unlike the upper lip, the lower lip has few distinguishing features. While the upper lip has the distinction of a central Cupid’s bow, the lower lip has a straight vermilion-cutaneous line only. It shape is marked by a thicker central region (increased vermilion show) compared to less full sides that extend into the mouth corners. Read More…

The Cause and Treatment of the Upper Lip Horizontal Crease

The upper lip is subject to a variety of lines and wrinkles as one ages, particularly in females. The vertical lines of the upper lip are the most recognized and are due to the activity of the sphincteric orbicularis muscle. Another type of aging line is that of the horizontal upper lip crease. While less Read More…

Lip Augmentation and Lip Aesthetics

The shape and size of the lips, particularly in females, is an important feature of the lower third of the face. This is very apparent when one looks at the tremendous popularity aesthetic lip augmentation, primarily done by injectable fillers, has enjoyed over the past two decades. Despite their popularity and the tens of milions Read More…

Technical Strategies – Using Buccal Fat for Lip Injections

Lip augmentation by injections is one of the most common injectable filler treatments of the face. It has been done since synthetic collagen fillers were introduced way back in 1981. Since then many different injectable filler materials have been used but the ideal lip augmentation material remains as yet undiscovered. Fat would seem to be Read More…

Lip Augmentation with SMAS Facial Tissue Transfer

Lip augmentation has been done by a seemingly endless numbers of materials and implants. Each one differs in its length of duration and potential side effects. Injectable fillers are by far and way the most popular method but they have only a limited duration of effect. Permanent lip fillers can be done by implants or Read More…

Lip 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 is 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 approval Read More…

Plastic Surgery 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 lowest Read More…

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