Wednesday, April 7, 2010

From The Neck To The Lips

There are different ways to make your lips look fuller. One of the recent discoveries in lip augmentation makes use of muscles and connective tissues grafted from the neck.

Many aging women opt for lip augmentation when the groove of their upper lip starts to flatten and lesser amount of pink tissue remains visible. To create fuller lips, the procedure requires injection with collagen or with fat from another site of the patient's body. When the collagen or fat is absorbed, maintenance requires repeat treatments. Implants, however, provide longer-lasting options compared to injections.

According to Anurag Agarwal, MD. of The Aesthetic Surgery Center in Naples, his team conducted a study involving 25 patients who underwent lip augmentation using sternocleidomastoid, the muscle and connective tissue at the side of the neck.

In two years time, results of the study are as follows:

  • an average of 20% to 24% increase in the amount of pink tissue showing on both upper and lower lips
  • an increase of 0.9 to 0.99 millimeters on the average projection of upper and lower lips
  • no deformities in lip contour
  • no limitations in head movement
  • no neck pain
  • no nerve injuries associated with the procedure
Contributed By: Monch Bravante

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