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Upper Lip Lift as a Complementary Technique in Facial Rejuvenation

  • Oscar M. Ramirez
  • Camilo O. Reyes

Abstract

The lip lift is a relatively easy and controlled surgical procedure that has a long-term effect and may be modified to each patient’s facial anatomy and aesthetic goals. The descent and enlargement of the upper lip depend on the gravitational effect, weakness of collagen bundles and elastic fibers in the skin, and diminution of bone structure. In order to achieve a better result the lift lip can be combined with others complementary procedures such as a fat injection to obtain fullness and give the vermillion eversion and rolled dermis graft under the philtrum columns for height enhancement and illusion of narrowing. This procedure may be performed under local anesthesia or as a part of full face lift.

Keywords

Complementary Technique Nasolabial Fold Dermis Graft Facial Rejuvenation Vermillion Border 
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References

  1. Ramirez OM. The upper lip lift using the “bull’s horn” approach. J Drugs Dermatol 2003;3:305–308.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Oscar M. Ramirez
    • 1
    • 2
  • Camilo O. Reyes
    • 2
  1. 1.The John’s Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimore
  2. 2.Esthetique InternationaleTimoniumUSA

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