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More Youthful Lips: Not Fish Lips

April 24th, 2017

Trout Pout Lips

Is it possible to get fuller lips without ending up with fish lips? As we age, the fat layer beneath our skin diminishes which causes the appearance of aging and facial wrinkles. This process also happens to our lips. For the past decade, artificial fillers became the go-to fix to plump up an aging face, buying time before a surgical facelift was needed. When at first, a few injections did the trick, soon to follow was the over-injected, the over-plumped unfortunate cartoon face look. I think we’ve all seen it and I am not a fan. Enter a new technique to restore that fat layer, and restore your youthful look using your own fat. Yes, plumper lips, creating a more youthful appearance is quite possible without resulting in the famous Hollywood “Trout Pout.”

Lipo fat transfer is an ideal clinic-based solution for facial fat loss, such as lip wrinkles or thinning lips, the hallows under your eyes and more. Liposuction fat is first removed from selected areas, next your own fat is transferred and sculpted with facial injections. Fat has naturally high concentrations of stromal cells, and it is believed that these somatic stem cells help rejuvenate and plum the overlying skin.

Lipo fat grafting is a natural alternative to artificial fillers and can be an effective choice offering a quick recovery. Now plumper lips, creating a more youthful appearance is quite possible to avoid without resulting in the famous Hollywood “Trout Pout.” A glance at your plastic surgeon’s Before/After photos offers a reliable evaluation of what to expect.

Read More: Our patient describes her experience with Dr. Bashioum’s natural facial rejuvenation procedure.  And Fat grafting for lips.

Illustration credit: Thank you Phil Hatten


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Fixing Pesky Lip Winkles

May 23rd, 2012

Lip wrinkles or sometimes referred to as “smokers lines,” are the lines that radiate out from the lip margin.   They can be the result of aging, sun exposure, smoking, and /or genetics.   They often may make a person look older.   Women generally dislike them because their lipstick runs into the wrinkles, giving a pronounced pursed look.  Skin resurfacing may reduce these wrinkles, but this procedure frequently carries a possible downside. Invariably there is bleaching of the skin, which more often than not requires make-up to conceal.

Fortunately there are other choices to reduce lip lines.   Injectable materials have made a dramatic contribution in the area of treating these wrinkles.  Filler materials are currently the first line of defense.   Products like Restylane, Juvederm, and Perlane are a few of the ever-increasing number of dermal filler type materials on the market today.   They are injected under the skin and actually fill in the lines.   These newer products are based on a  hyaluronic acid  formulation, a natural component of your normal skin.   Interestingly, when lip lines become apparent, there is frequently a loss of lip size or fullness at the same time.   Not only can the lines be corrected, but the lips can be restored to more youthful size and shape, as well.

It is important to seek qualified professional advice when considering these procedures.  Most cosmetic surgeons do not charge for patient consultations.  Here are some links for locations near you.  The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)  and Dermatology  Clinic Directory.

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