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May 1990

New Techniques in Surgery of the Aging Face

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1990;116(5):518-519. doi:10.1001/archotol.1990.01870050016001

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Various new areas of aesthetic surgery were discussed at the Fifth International Symposium in Toronto. Dr Jacques Faivre and John-Marie Faivre, Paris, France, presented a series of over 300 patients who underwent cosmetic surgical correction of thin and wrinkled lips. Long-term results (5 years) were presented that generated a tremendous amount of interest. Their technique involved harvesting de-epithelialized dermis from the suprapubic area and implanting it through intraoral stab incisions. The length of the lip was measured and a dermal graft approximately 1-cm wide, tapered at each end, and slightly longer than the length of the measurement of the lip was harvested. Through a stab incision made intraorally at the commissure, a Kelly clamp was placed within the orbicularis oris muscle and gently threaded to the opposite commissure. A stab incision was made and then the dermal fat graft with a small amount of fat on the back side of

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