1. Expect full and shapely lips
2. Thin lips are an aging sign
A Lip Augmentation restores full and shapely lips for a look of health and youthfulness. Extremely thin lips, especially ones with lip lines or wrinkling, may cause a person to appear stern, severe, or even old.
The lack of lip fullness is usually an inherited trait. However, trauma, tumors, and congenital defects can also cause localized lip deficiencies. Age can also play a role in lip atrophy, lip lines, and wrinkles.
Injectable fillers are convenient, but they are not permanent, and may be more expensive over a long period of time. Though less convenient, surgically harvested tissue from the patient themselves will provide a better, and longer-lasting result.
There are a number of soft tissue augmentation procedures designed to provide people with the plumper lip they want. The best and most lasting results are achieved by using the patient’s own tissues.
In the past, local flaps from the inside of the lips were advanced to give the lips a fuller appearance. More recently, a wide variety of products have been promoted, including cadaveric, or non-living tissue, synthetic implants, and injectable fillers. These various lip plumpers vary in longevity.
The lips are largely composed of voluntary muscle. The grafting of a patient’s own fat or muscle within various tissue planes of the lips has proven to be quite successful. This allows for not only an aesthetically pleasing result, but also a functional one, and the fact that it is living tissue provides for a lasting result.
Dr. Grant A. Fairbanks’s top goal is to create a pleasing, natural look for his patients. He doesn’t want patients to look like they’ve had surgery, and take every measure to ensure our results exceed our patient’s expectations.
So, you’ve been thinking about a lip augmentation to achieve a more youthful appearance and look forward to looking younger longer. Make an appointment at Fairbanks Plastic Surgery for a consultation. At which time, the procedure is explained and all your questions are answered.
Dr. Grant A. Fairbanks is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. He completed an internship in El Paso, Texas at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. Thereafter Dr. Fairbanks served as a General Medical Officer in the U.S. Military at Raymond W. Bliss Army Community Hospital at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. His training in both General Surgery and Plastic Surgery was completed at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania, affiliated with Penn State University. He is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
To further his training he accepted a fellowship in Craniofacial Surgery at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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*All post-operative pictures are of real patients of Fairbanks Plastic Surgery. Identifiable images are used with patient or parent of patient permission.