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Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2007 Nov;15(4):485-90, vii.

Therapeutic options for lip augmentation.

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Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

Abstract

Aesthetic ideals vary with emerging fashion trends and within different cultures. However, over the past few decades, fuller lips have been considered a desirable trait. Many younger patients are presenting for lip augmentation to achieve the sought-after look commonly seen in many fashion magazines. In addition, as individuals age, they lose lip volume, with a thinning of the red lip, some effacement of the vermillion border, and elongation and flattening of the white portion of the lip. Rejuvenation of the lips plays a key role in restoring a more youthful appearance. As a result, lip augmentation appeals to a wide spectrum of patients who present with various different aesthetic goals and expectations. Numerous therapeutic options exist for aesthetic lip augmentation, ranging from temporary and permanent injectable fillers to implants and other surgical techniques.

PMID:
18005889
DOI:
10.1016/j.fsc.2007.07.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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