Lip Surgery

Attractive lips can have a drastic effect on our overall facial attractiveness as they are the ones we use when talking and smiling and they are more crucial in terms of interpersonal relationships than one would think of.

There are several studies that has proven the importance of the lips in our face. They are concluded to be the second most important facial contour to which we pay attention to.

That is ways it is important to take that in to consideration when one want to have a lip surgery that it should be a surgery of millimeters and only that!

 

Lip Volume For Young People

Algunas personas presentan labios finos pero que no están alongados. Los pacientes suelen ser jóvenes y desean un aumento de volumen. Existen dos maneras para conseguir este objetivo.

La primera se denomina “Aumento en V-Y”, y consiste en avanzar el labio desde dentro de la mucosa bucal hacia fuera, consiguiendo así aumentar el espesor labial. Aunque es una técnica que es más invasiva, los resultados son muy naturales y permanentes.

Por otro lado, existen sustancias de relleno como el ácido hialurónico, el colágeno, o la propia grasa del paciente, que pueden ser utilizados para ganar más volumen.

La ventaja de estas sustancias es que son biocompatibles, no generan reacciones alérgicas y presentan un riesgo muy bajo de infección.

Aunque aún existen cirujanos plásticos que usan sustancias de relleno como la silicona, el ePTFE o la polialquilamida, su uso debe de evitarse en la medida de lo posible debido al alto índice de granulomas (cápsulas de cicatriz que recubren el relleno), infección y migración. Tanto el aumento V-Y como el aumento con sustancias de relleno se efectúa mediante anestesia local.

 

Lip Reduction

Some people have excessively thick lips. This is more common in Africa and in some Amerindian populations.

The lip size is reduced by removing a small section of tissue from the inside of the lip and then closed with sutures.

It is a simple surgery and often provide excellent aesthetic results. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia.

 

Cleft Lip

Cleft lip (cheiloschisis) and cleft palate (palatoschisis), which can also occur together as cleft lip and palate, are variations of a type of clefting congenital deformity caused by abnormal facial development during gestation.

Some birth defects are accompanied by alteration in the area of the lips. Cleft lip is one of the most frequent.

Throughout the years the lips of these patients often continue to present asymmetries and deformities, and can be partially resolved by labial reconstructive surgery.

All these deformities can be treated with a one cosmetic surgery or combined with more techniques.