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Lip Plumping: Naturally Refreshed or Dramatic Pouty

March 24th, 2023

Lip Plumping: Natural Refresh of Dramatic Pout

I find that a significant part of doing cosmetic plastic surgery is sculpture. Whether I am removing (liposuction), adding (breast enlargement) or rearranging (facelift), the quality of the result and achieving a natural appearance is the direct result of aesthetic sculpture. Lip enlargement or lip plumping using injectable material is no different. Let’s first start out with a mental image of what normal lips look like. Lips have a subtle curve, and this complex curve is created by the mirror image of the upper lip meeting the lower lip. It’s classically known as the Cupid’s Bow, where the shape is most apparent along the upper lip where the red lip meets the flesh-colored skin, known as the vermillion border. Over-inflation may disrupt this subtle curve when the exaggerated result is sometimes called the Trout Pout.

I have noticed that the desired look today has 2 distinct versions of lip plumping. There is a natural and a more dramatic look. The procedure is similar, by injecting and sculpting lips to achieve a natural look to restore aged lip wrinkles and fullness creating a more youthful appearance, or to create a more dramatic look for ultra-full and pouty stylized lips. We have patients considering both options and I recommend that looking at before and after photos is often very useful to help communicate your desired result.

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Facial Rejuvenation for Droopy Brow

May 11th, 2017

Forehead lift surgery may be considered to correct drooping or sagging eyebrows, prominent forehead wrinkles and/or hooding (drooping) upper eyelids, and is effective in providing facial rejuvenation. A forehead lift is also called a brow lift, endoscopic forehead lift, or upper facelift. Factors contributing to these commonly unwanted changes in our facial appearance include normal aging, genetics and sun exposure. During a forehead lift surgery, forehead skin and muscle are surgically sculpted, repositioned, and/or tightened to rejuvenate the forehead for a more youthful appearance.

KSTP’s Twin Cities Live cameras followed our patient during her experience Bashioum Cosmetic Surgery Center having a forehead lift. Connie was bothered by a family history of prominent forehead wrinkles and sagging brows, so she considered surgery when Botox® failed to correct her concerns. She was filmed on the day of her surgery and 6 weeks later, Dr. Bashioum joined her on the TCL set to discuss her procedure and recovery. Many thanks to Connie for sharing her story and allowing cameras to document her stunning result.

Watch her video here.

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