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There are a variety of ways to achieve lip enhancement in the Beverly Hills area. Dr. Steven Svehlak wrote about some of these in his article titled, “The Perfect Lips: In Search of Size and Shape.” The key in good lip enhancement work consists of re-sizing and/or reshaping the upper and/or lower lips to improve their size in relation to the patient’s nose, teeth, and surrounding facial structures.
The common methods for lip enhancement are through injectable fillers, V-Y plasty, or lip implants. We do not do lip implants at this practice, since they tend to have an industry-wide reputation for problems: hardness, scar tissue, infections, and a fake look. In fact, we have lip enhancement patients who come in to see us to remove their lip implants quite often, which they had put in elsewhere.
This is a 27 y.o. female from Scottsdale, AZ, who wanted a permanent improved fullness of her upper lip. Dr. Svehlak reviewed the options for her, including fillers.
Dr. Svehlak performed an upper lip V-Y plasty to advance hidden upper lip tissue forward to give more fullness and exposure of the upper lip mucousa. This procedure was done under a local anesthesia in about 1 hour. Her incision is hidden behind the lip border. She was very happy with the improvement of lip show.
Procedure : Upper Lip V-Y Plasty
Surgeon : Dr. Svehlak