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Technical Strategies – The Placement of Lip Implants

Lip augmentation is most commonly done by injection techniques. While effective lip injections are limited by either the temporary duration of their effects or the unpredictability of injected fat survival. Other materials have been implanted into the lip (dermal grafts/substitutes) but they all suffer similar outcome fates. Despite the limited effects of injectable lip fillers, Read More…

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…

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