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Posts Tagged ‘Lip Plumping Treatments’

Plastic Surgeon Injects Botox in Lips to Prevent ‘Fish Lips’ Phenomenon

Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on October 16, 2008

Nearly 9,000 lip augmentation procedures were performed in 2007, and the numbers continue to rise as more people pursue the ‘Hollywood ideal.’  Angelina Jolie’s lips are one of the most sought after pouts in 2008 according to plastic surgeons Richard Fleming and Toby Mayer who found that the majority of female patients equate Jolie’s lips with perfection (Source: Reuters.com).

Still, plumping up the lips with injectable fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm and other injectables doesn’t guarantee the perfect pout.  Many women experience the phenomenon of ‘fish lips’ where the lips look out of proportion to the natural lip line.  Fish lips make the upper or lower lip literally disappear, and can look fairly artificial.

However, some plastic surgeons are attempting to reduce the risk of unnatural lips by using BOTOX – the same injectable used to reduce frown lines and wrinkles – to correct fish lips syndrome and create a more natural-looking and fuller appearance.

According to Celibre.com, BOTOX can be used to enhance the natural lip line and create the appearance of a smoother and more youthful pout.  When combined with Restylane and Juvederm, the lips can become smoother and free of wrinkles; the effects are a set of thicker and rounder lips that have just enough volume to pass off as natural.

Dr. Steven Pearlman, F.A.C.S., a New York plastic surgeon demonstrates how the Restylane + BOTOX procedure for lip augmentation works in this short video:

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Natural Looking Lip Augmentation – Is It Possible?

Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on June 23, 2008

Lip Augmentation \'Before\' Picture

Lip Augmentation \'After\' Picture

Celebrities and models continue to lead the way in lip augmentation trends, and bigger, smoother lips have become one of the most coveted facial features.

Still, some facial plastic surgeons recommend downsizing the lips for a more natural look, and advise us to steer clear of voluminous lips that only highlight the fact you’ve had a taste of the latest dermal fillers.

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeons Peyman Solieman, MD and Jason Litner, MD, FRCSC point out several important factors to consider when pursuing your Hollywood lip makeover in their post, Please Put an End to Hollywood Lips!

They explain that more is not necessarily better, and too much volume on the upper lip can easily lead to a very unnatural look.

So how do you find the best match for your facial profile? A comprehensive consultation with a lip augmentation specialist will help you learn more about your treatment options – whether you select Sculptra, Juvederm or Restylane as your injectable of choice – and reviewing before and after galleries of lip augmentation procedures can make it easier to have realistic expectations.

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