SURGICAL REJUVENATION OF THE FACE

9:4 LIP SURGERY


Non-ablative laser skin rejuvenation on the lips:

Improvement colour of skin on the lips can be done with flat wave beam of Q-switch Nd: YAG laser (Medlite C-6-American Technology). One needs to take 6-10 sitting at gap of 4-6 weeks.

Ablative laser skin rejuvenation on the lips:

To make, skin on the lips more smooth & to reduce or eradicate fine wrinkle on lip take treatment and to reduce darkness on the lips undergo True Ultra pulse fractional Co2 laser skin resurfacing. It is done once or 2-3 times depending on severity of problem & expectation of results. Sitting can be repeated after 4-6 months.

Non surgical Lip augmentation in thin and flat lip:

To enhance appearance of lips, lip augmentation is done by using fillers, filler hyaluronic acid (Perlane / restylane), collagen or alloderm or fat is used, results last for 6 months. One may need repetition of treatment after certain gap of 6 to 12 months.

Lip can be augmented with connective tissue. Wrinkles on the surface can be resurfaced with ultra pulse fractional Co2 laser skin resurfacing. Dark colour of lips can be improved by Q switch, Nd: YAG laser skin rejuvenation treatment taken 6 to 10 times.

Lip augmentation methods. for short duration: ( 4- 6 months) Talker & smokers more likely to develop perioral wrinkles. When filler hyaluronic acid (Perlane / restylane), collagen or alloderm or fat is used results tend to last for 6 months for one year. One may need repetition of treatment after certain gap of 6 to 12 months.

Lip augmentation in thin and flat lip:

effective permanent method

Larger and full lips give younger look. In women, larger lips give feminine and sensuous look of mid face. Due to gravity and aging in females' upper lip becomes thinner, droopier and recessed. So, more space is created between the bottom of the nose and upper lip. It is very much undesirable. To overcome it, lip augmentation technique is used. (Augment lip with filler or fat, or connective tissue or implants) Results of tissue grafting or implant tend to last longer. Results of tissue grafting or implant tends to last lifelong.

Lips can be made more prominent and beautiful by injecting natural material like fat. It needs repetition two to three times at the gap of 3-6 months. Synthetic implants like Gore tex, soft form, ultra soft, advent can also be used. This material can be removed if necessary.

Lip augmentation requires larger V-Y incision inside the lips (which is not visible externally after the surgery). Results last longer. If artificial materials are used they may sometimes cause swelling.

LIP REDUCTION

Usually larger lip is not accepted. It creates odd look, insecurities or inferiority complex. During childhood classmates tease. Ethnically, in India, lower lip is larger than the upper lip. Candidate who wants to reduce lip should discuss with surgeon how much reduction he or she wants. One may ask about surgical procedures. In lip reduction surgery, excess tissue is reduced to appropriate size under local anaesthesia. Surgery takes about half an hour. Healing is complete within a week.

Generally, surgery is done under local anaesthesia. Incision is made along the length of the lip inside the mouth. Rarely one may develop swelling after surgery which reduces gradually. During this healing period maintain patience. In children, one needs to wait until face is properly developed.

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