Lip Enhancement - Boston South Shore
Lip Lift / Lip Augmentation
As you age, your lips become deflated and narrow and can result in an angry or old appearance. Dr. Hamori can now offer both surgical and non-surgical options for enhancing aging lips by increasing volume (plumping) and reducing lip lines.
The lips provide an important element to facial beauty. With age the upper lip becomes longer and thinner. A youthful lip curls upwards revealing a hint of the upper teeth but with time it flattens and inverts.
A lip lift is a minor surgical procedure designed to shorten and evert (turn up) the upper lip. This procedure creates the illusion of a slightly larger lip, but is not to be confused with Lip Augmentation where filler is injected into the lip to increase its size.
Above is an animated demonstration of lip lift surgery, by Dr. Christine Hamori.
During a lip lift (under local anesthesia), a small portion of skin of the upper lip is removed just beneath the nose. The lip is then brought upwards and sutured into a more youthful position. The scar for a lip lift is concealed in the contours beneath the nasal sill.
A lip lift creates a nice upward slope of the upper lip resulting in a more youthful and balanced look to the lower face. Recovery time is minimal — small sutures are present for about a week. With time the well concealed scar fades and blends in to the fold beneath the nose.
Fat transfer is a surgical option for lip augmentation that will yield the most long lasting results. Fat transfer involves harvesting fat from another part of your body, purifying and injecting it in the area to be treated. Because it is your own fat, it is well tolerated and produces natural-looking results.
Using Facial fillers is another non-surgical solution for plumping the lips. Several synthetic injectable dermal fillers are now available specifically for treating lips — and can keep them plump for months at a time, and longer. They can also be used in combination with neurotoxins (such as Botox) to reduce lines and creases around the lips.
Injectable fillers such as Restylane and Juvéderm XC are commonly used to plump lips and reduce lines. Now Juvéderm Volbella XC, developed expressly for lip enhancement, can achieve results that last up to one year when used optimally.
Learn more about each of these products in the Injectables section.
More information on Lips: Click a section to expand category. . .
- Before And After
Patient 1 - Lip Lift Surgery - Before + After
Patient 2 - Lip Augmenation w/ Juvéderm Volbella - Before + After
Patient 3 - Lip Augmenation w/ Juvéderm - Before + After
Patient 4 - Lip Augmenation w/ Botox® and Restylane - Before + After
Patient 5 - Lip Augmenation w/ Restylane Silk - Before + After
- LIP Lift Resources
For more information on lip augmentation, please visit:
The website is a project of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, which will provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge and answer many common questions. Review of this site will also allow you to ask informed questions when you meet with Dr. Hamori for your surgical consultation.
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