Archive for the ‘ Lip Augmentation ’ Category
Lip Lift: Small Surgery with Big Results
As we age, the lip often elongates and loses its fullness and curvature. Also as the lip elongates, it can hide the upper teeth which causes a aging appearance. The lip lift procedure is a 40 minute operation that reduces the length of the upper lip and rolls the lip up and out providing an […]
Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge: Fail!!
About a year ago, the Web began to buzz with something called the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS and it was an extremely positive, noteworthy and effective promotion to benefit ALS research. Today there is a new challenge, the Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge. This involves people placing a shot glass or other vessel (a baby […]
March 16th was National Lip Appreciation Day!
If you don’t believe me Google it. If you don’t appreciate your lips, come and see us….we can help. Dr. Joe Niamtu, III DMD Cosmetic Facial Surgery www.lovethatface.com
Lip Implants are Still an Option
Lip implants have come in and out of popularity about every 10 years. The have been great in some patients and not so good in others. Over the past 20 years I have seen Gore-Tex, a saline filled implant and the more recent soft silicone implants. The reason that lip implants were in demand in […]
Turning the Frown Upside Down
One aging change that is particularly bothersome to women (and men) is the turned down appearance of the corners of the mouth with aging. This often creates a sad or angry look and no one likes that. Although numerous factors contribute to this, the main causes include sagging facial skin and jowl formation pushing down […]
Cosmetic Injectable Fillers Can Kill You: The wrong filler in the wrong hands.
You have to wonder what people are thinking when they agree to be injected by lay personnel. Lately, the news has featured several high profile cases where patients sustained serious health problems and even death after injection of industrial substances instead of approved soft tissue fillers. You may think it is because of the lower […]
Lip Reduction:Sometimes Needles are Not Enough
A lot of attention gets paid to lip enlargement but there are a large number of patients that aren’t interested! Contemporary cosmetic surgeons and practitioners are well aware of the art and science of lip enhancement using injectable fillers. For those of us who have been doing this longer than 10 years, we remember the […]
Surgical Lip lift: a great but underutilized procedure
Surgical Lip lift In today’s fast paced field of cosmetic facial surgery lip enhancement is one of the hottest and most requested options. The most common lip augmentation procedures include injectable fillers, lip implants and unknown to many patients, subcutaneous lip lift. This procedure is also called “subnasal lip lift”. What is a “Lip Lift”? […]
Hyaluronidase to Dissolve Unwanted Lip and Wrinkle Filler
If you are old enough to have filler injections you are probably old enough to remember the scene from the movie “The First Wives Club” where Goldie Hawn gets lip injections and ends up with wickedly gigantic lips. No one can argue that injectable fillers have added immensely to minimally invasive cosmetic facial […]
Tell Me About Injectable Lip and Wrinkle Fillers
If you asked a doctor about injectable fillers 20 years ago, the answer would have been easy…..collagen. Bovine collagen (from cows) was about the only FDA choice for plumping lips and wrinkles. It worked pretty well, didn’t last very long and required allergy testing a month before injection. Hard to believe that surgeons and patients […]