The lip surgery is applied in cases of inborn lip deformations, disproportionality, or lack of clear lip contours. It also applied to erase the wrinkles around the lips. The aim is to obtain proportional, fuller, and firm-looking lips.
The surgery is basically tissue and fat transplantation. The materials used for any desired results are alloderm (withdrawn from tissue banks) and hyaluronic acid (Restylane or Puragen as filling material), which are approved by FDA. The lips are anaesthetized with a cream and enlarged with tiny needles. The patient can examine the intended result on the computer before the operation. The transformation of the lips is rapid. However, the filling operation needs to be repeated once a year. Surgeons usually obtain more permanent results by using alloderm.