Facial plast Surg 2004; 20(1): 31-38
DOI: 10.1055/s-2004-822956
Copyright © 2004 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc., 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001 USA.

Lip Augmentation

Patrick J. Byrne1 , Peter A. Hilger2
  • 1Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • 2Division of Facial Plastic Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
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Publication Date:
22 March 2004 (online)

Lip augmentation has become increasingly popular in recent years as a reflection of cultural trends emphasizing youth and beauty. Techniques to enhance the appearance of the lips have evolved with advances in biotechnology. An understanding of lip anatomy and aesthetics forms the basis for successful results. We outline the pertinent anatomy and aesthetics of the preoperative evaluation. A summary of various filler materials available is provided. Augmentation options include both injectable and open surgical techniques. The procedures and materials currently favored by the authors are described in greater detail.