LIP AUGMENTATION – LIP INJECTIONS – LIP SURGERY
Patients requesting lip augmentation come from all age groups. As we get older the lips age with the rest of the face resulting in atrophy of the lips. The lips thin out, tiny vertical lines appear, the graceful Cupid's bow of the upper lip begin to flatten, and the upper lip lengthens and hangs over the teeth. Others may have been born with thinner lips, and simply want a more defined Cupid's bow and greater lip volume to balance the other features of their face.
When consulting Dr. Jacono for lip augmentation he will discuss both surgical and non-surgical alternatives in lip augmentation. He performs Restylane and Juvederm Injections for patients who don't want surgery or do not have time to recover after surgery. These techniques result in great improvements but are a temporary solution often lasting only three to six months. Lip Augmentation with injectables improves "lipstick bleed lines" or the lines that radiate around the lips in older patients.
All surgeries performed by Doctor Jacono are done through small incisions in the corner of the mouth and the inside of the lips which makes them imperceptible. Many patients request French Lips™. Here he uses Restylane or Juvederm lip injections to sculpt the lips so the central portion of the upper lip is pouty and the inside of the lip is rolled out, a stylistic touch seen with many models. Doctor Jacono pioneered this techniques and published his hallmark article on customizing lip injection augmentation in the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery.
Lip Augmentation - French Lips™ - Lip Reduction
For those patients who want more permanent results and are willing to undergo lip surgery, Doctor Jacono performs the latest procedures in lip augmentation. After carefully evaluating your lips, he will recommend different procedures including Microfat Injections harvested from your abdomen, placement of Alloderm or Dermal Fat Graft Implants, Lip Lift or a V to Y lip advancement procedure.
The V to Y lip advancement procedure produces the fullest lips and results in lips that appear similar to those of Angelina Jolie. This is an operation performed by very few doctors across the country and Doctor Jacono has published articles in the medical literature and lectured on lip augmentation at national and international plastic surgery meetings.
Patients with aging lips droop over the upper lip and become thinner. They benefit from a Lip Lift and Fat Augmentation of the Lips. The lip lift is performed with an incision directly underneath the nose and this is called the "bull horn lip lift" because of the shape of the incision. The fat grafting can be obtained from suctioned fat from the abdomen, or from removing it during a procedure such as a facelift (this is called a SMAS graft – the SMAS is the fibrofatty tissue under the skin).
Lip Augmentation Patient 2: This patient with thin lips underwent a dermal fat graft to add volume to her upper and lower lips.
Lip Augmentation Patient 3: This patient underwent a V to Y Lip Augmentation which creates a pouty fuller lip. All incisions are inside the lip so are not visible.
Lip Augmentation Patient 4: This patient with thin lips underwent a dermal fat graft to add volume to her upper and lower lips. This dermal fat graft was obtained from the SMAS in the face during a mini face lift so no additional harvesting procedure for fat was required.
Lip Augmentation Patient 5: Lip Augmentation with upper lip lift and dermal fat graft to the upper and lower lips.
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Lip Augmentation Patient 6: This patient underwent a laser resurfacing around the mouth for lip line ("lipstick bleed lines") as well as a lip augmentation with autologous (from the patient) dermal fat transfer.
Lip Augmentation Patients 7 & 8: These patients underwent a Restylane Lip Augmentation with a "pouty" lip. Doctor Jacono calls this Technique French Lips™.
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Some patients request Lip Reduction surgery. This is performed through hidden incisions placed on the inside of the mouth.
Lip Reduction Patient 9: This patient was dissatisfied with the size of her lips that dominated her facial appearance.
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Doctor Jacono has published in the medical literature regarding V to Y lip augmentation as well as AlloDerm™, Collagen and Cymetra™ injections for soft tissue augmentation (Click Here to See Dr. Jacono's Publications). Prior to surgery all patients receive a complete physical examination and are started on vitamin supplementation and homeopathic therapies to enhance healing after surgery. Research has shown that surgical results are improved when these regimens are part of your surgical treatment.
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