Lip Surgery

Lip-Plasty: reducing the size of thick lips

  • Are your lips too big? It is possible to reduce their size. 
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  • LIP-PLASTY: Are your lips too thick or is the red of your lips too small? If so you could consider plastic surgery correction to make your lips smaller or fuller.
     
  • LIFTING THE UPPER LIP: with age the upper lip tends to droop and the red of the lips becomes narrower. This symptom of the aging process can be corrected with a simple "butterfly correction".
     
  • GUMMY SMILE CORRECTION: if your gums are exposed because your upper lip is lifted too high when you smile, this procedure can offer a solution.

Surgical procedures

Lip-Plasty

Lip reduction:

Are your lips too thick or too full? It is possible to reduce the size of your lips.

Through a small incision the plastic surgeon turns the excess red of the lips inwards. The scar is hidden in the mouth and is therefore invisible.

This procedure is performed under a local anaesthetic and last about an hour. The lips will be swollen and bruised for about 2 weeks. After 6 weeks the definite result is visible.

Lip augmentation:

Are your lips too thin or is the red part of the lips too narrow? It is possible to enhance the lips.

If an injection is not effective because the red of the lips is too inverted then it can be enlarged by turning the red of the lips from the inside of the lips outwards. 

This procedure is performed with a local anaesthetic and lasts about an hour. The lips may be swollen and bruised for about two weeks. This procedure can be combined with an injectable filler.

Lip-Plasty recovery:

You have to wait a few months before the scars from a Lip-Plasty fully mature. You may experience a little discomfort when moving the lips for a few weeks. A temporary loss of sensation in the lips is possible. Sometimes the scar tissue can remain lumpy and sensitive for a longer period.  

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Chin Augmentation

A chin augmentation is a surgical procedure to reshape or enhance the size of the chin. It may be done either by inserting an implant or by moving or reshaping bones. Chin augmentation surgery is most beneficial to those who have a naturally “weak” chin in proportion to facial bone structure and other features. Chin augmentation is often suggested as a complementary procedure to balance out the facial features of those considering rhinoplasty.

There are several options available for aesthetic chin surgery. Aesthetic chin surgery augments the bony structure of your jaw, and can create a stronger chin, make the chin wider, or even slightly lengthen your face. Implants of multiple shapes, sizes, and materials are available, and are chosen depending on the changes desired and the technique utilized.

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FaceLift(Rhytidoplasty)

Thread lift is a type of cosmetic procedure used to lift and realign the sagging tissue while adding definition to facial contours through the use of absorbable ‘threads’. This procedure helps to reposition sagging cheeks, lift eyebrows, correct the marionette line, support the neck and improve facial features. The unique design of the barbs of the thread lead the surrounding tissues to hold the threads in their place without any visible scars. For the mid-face procedure, a tiny incision is made very close to the ear and the threads are advanced along the marked contours toward the chin and jaw line, ultimately creating a very firm hold on the underlying tissues without leading to any additional trauma. This procedure can be used for both Men and Women, typically in their thirties to sixties looking for a youthful appearance.

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Blephroplasty

Classic upper eyelid blepharoplasty involved the aggressive resection of skin and fat. This often led, with aging and the fat atrophy that universally occurs in that process, to a sunken appearance of the upper lid area. This resulted in a skeletal appearance primarily caused by the iatrogenic decrease in fat in the area. The overresection of skin without proper brow fixation also led to the migration of heavier brow skin into the upper eyelid area, resulting in a worsened appearance. Often, resections were so aggressive that proper brow positioning could not be achieved without lagophthalmos and resultant dry eye symptomatology. Recent advances in the understanding of anatomy, histopathology, and the process of aging have led to changes in surgical techniques.

A dramatic change has occurred over the past few years in the performance of upper eyelid blepharoplasties. Unlike the major skin and fat resections that many plastic surgeons were taught, conservative skin resection with adequate but not skeletonizing fat resection and the production of a well-defined and deep upper eyelid fold are the ideal results of surgery. Anatomic knowledge has largely fueled this change, as have unsatisfactory results from simple skin and fat resection over the years. The anchor or fold blepharoplasty yields a much more predictable and cleaner palpebral fold than standard previous techniques. [8]

For the Asian double-eyelid procedure, basically 3 operations are possible. The first involves simple suture techniques that pass through the conjunctiva and cause stitch adherence between the deep dermis and the fascial network. The disadvantages of this procedure are the ease with which the stitches detach, its nonpermanent nature, and the resulting static fold. Its advantage is that it is nonincisional.

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Rhinoplasty

A nose job (technically called a rhinoplasty) is surgery on the nose to change its shape or improve its function.

It can be done for medical reasons -- such as to correct breathing problems related to the nose or correct disfigurement resulting from trauma or birth defects.

It can also be done for cosmetic reasons, which will change the nose's shape and appearance.

Deciding on a Nose Job

If you are thinking about getting a nose job, set up an appointment with your surgeon to discuss it. During that meeting, talk about your goals and tell the doctor what bothers you about your nose and how you would like to change it.

Keep in mind that there is no such thing as a perfect nose. Surgery, though, can enhance facial features and emphasize your unique and natural beauty. A plastic surgeon can describe the facial features that make you unique and tell you how changes would enhance your appearance.

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