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May 2004

Toward an Ideal Lip Augmentation Procedure

Author Affiliations

The Aesthetic Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Center
 61 Locust St, Suite 2
 Morthampton, MA 01060
 (e-mail: wh.truswell@verizon.net)

Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2004;6(3):178. doi:10.1001/archfaci.6.3.178


Facial plastic surgeons and their patients are constantly striving to achieve larger, fuller, poutier, more sensual lips. Numerous techniques have been described and are being used with varying degrees of success and difficulty. Each technique has fervent proponents as well as passionate critics. It is safe to say that any given technique used is as good as the ability and experience of the hands performing it. Permanent and biodegradable injectable fillers, expanded polytetrafluoroethylene implants, homograft and autograft implants, and direct surgical enlargements are well documented in the literature.1-3

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