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Lip augmentation is a challenging aesthetic procedure that requires a thorough understanding of the aging process. In addition, practitioners need to be familiar with the lip anatomy in order to create appealing and attractive lips. They should also be aware of the desirable anatomical features in the “ideal” lips.
The treatment outcomes are affected by a number of factors such as the amount and type of the filler, the unique anatomy of patients and the injection technique. To ensure optimal results, doctors should recognize and overcome the challenges related to lip augmentation while respecting the anatomy. In this article, we will discuss about the anatomical considerations for lip augmentation. We will also discuss about the patient selection process.
Analyzing the anatomical features of a youthful lip
The upper lip of young Caucasians is typically narrower compared to the lower lip. The ideal upper lip to lower lip ratio is around 40:60. For patie ...
With so many different fillers available, patients no longer have to rely on surgical interventions—which tend to be invasive and risky. The most popular type of modern filler is the synthetic hyaluronic acid-based filler (such as Juvederm, Restylane, and Belotero). Other fillers made of poly-L-lactic acid and calcium hydroxylapatite, such as Sculptra and Radiesse, are also becoming popular due to the long-lasting results.
Sculptra and Radiesse
Containing calcium hydroxylapatite as its active ingredient, Radiesse is most often used for the treatment of moderate to severe wrinkles and folds (including nasolabial folds). Radiesse has also obtained FDA approval for the treatment of aging-related volume loss in the backs of the hands. Apart from the hands, Radiesse can be used on other body parts for contouring and augmentation. This includes the lips, chin, and cheeks. The highly versatile filler is supplied as an injectable implant.
Sculptra is formulated with poly- ...
The Sculptra Butt Lift
A Sculptra butt lift is a revolutionary procedure that has become increasingly popular in the United States (particularly in Los Angeles). Butt lifting procedures have been gaining momentum since the early 2010s, thanks to pop icons such as Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Kim Kardashian. In contrast to conventional procedures such as the Brazilian Butt Lift, a Sculptra butt lift is unlikely to cause any downtime. The procedure does not involve liposuction and is ideal for patients who do not have sufficient fat. It offers a great way of achieving a more shapely and full buttocks without the need for invasive surgical procedures.
About the Sculptra butt lift
The Sculptra butt lift is an innovative treatment that helps to promote collagen regeneration through micro-injections underneath the skin. In contrast to fat grafting procedures, it is not associated with any downtime. For best results, use Sculptra butt lift in combination with a Silhouette butt ...