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Reader Laura on “New” Lip Implant Procedure

Reader Laura’s Comment:
“Have you heard of doing lip implants this way? If so, have you performed this procedure? What are your thoughts/concerns about this surgery?”


Lip implants that use grafts of muscle and connective tissue from the neck improve patient appearance for at least two years, U.S. researchers report. The study included 25 patients who underwent lip augmentation with their own sternocleidomastoid (a muscle that runs along the side of the neck) and the connective tissue (fasica) that overlies the muscle.

Source: medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=114446

Lip implants have been made of all kinds of different materials. Some have been patient tissue including muscular fascia, skin and fat. This “new technique” isn’t all that exciting and very likely has less longevity than they claim.

Best Regards,

John Di Saia MD

Originally posted 2010-06-21 07:30:18.

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Gore out of Plastic Surgery Market

Business Wire.com

Gore (of Goretex fame) is getting out of the “thread lift” business and out of plastic surgery implant products entirely. Gore was originally the lip implant maker (Goretex) although there are now several. They have produced chin, cheek, and nasal implants as well as thread lift threads.

I have opined before that I think thread lifts are risky. Now a former premier maker of the threads seems to think it is “all liability – no reward” or so it seems.

Best Regards,

John Di Saia MD

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Lip Fillers – Hylaform – A Modest Enlargement

The most common Lip Fillers (Restylane, Hylaform, Captique) are all composed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in skin. They pretty much give equivalent results.

While we have all seen the freakish outcomes in celebrities, here is the other side with a modest enlargement. This patient was injected twice two weeks apart with about half a single unit each time to get the results you see a week after the second injection. She had no bruising and was out and about the evening after each injection. There is swelling that resolves, but in modest enlargements, no trout and no fat lip.

Best Regards,

John Di Saia MD

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