Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) March 16, 2006
As more and more Americans realize the appeal of full, luscious lips, a procedure known as lip enhancement is rapidly becoming one of the most requested forms of plastic surgery in the country today.
Fortunately, there are a variety of options for patients looking to increase the size and contours of their lips while maintaining their natural feel and "kissability."
The most common types of lip enhancement are injectables, such as Hylaform ® and Restylane®. These products provide a very acceptable and pleasing enhancement for many people but have the disadvantage of a limited duration of six months or less in most people.
Implants are enhancement products which provide a natural appearing and a longer lasting result.
Leading plastic surgeons such as Dr. Richard Anderson of Scottsdale, Arizona have revolutionized lip enhancement procedures through the use of two innovative implantable materials known as AlloDerm ® and Gore-Tex ®.
AlloDerm ® is an implantable product derived from natural human tissues that has been used in over 750,000 plastic surgeries and facial reconstructions. It is a natural material that is screened for any impurities and viruses prior to use for lip enhancement as well as other human grafts. AlloDerm ® not only improves the appearance of the lips, but also provides the softness and natural "kissability" that patients expect and enjoy.
Gore-Tex ® is another implantable lip enhancer and one that has been used in over five million people over the last 25 years to permanently enhance the contours and shapes of lips, as well as many other human uses areas. The substance is strong and relatively pliable, and is usually recommended for only lower lips due to the potential for less than acceptable results in the sensitive upper lip.
Several other surgical procedures are available which use the patient's own tissues to lift and project the lips. In order to increase "pout," the surgeon removes a small strip of skin below the nose, lifting the lip upward and giving it a fuller and "poutier" appearance. These scars are usually small are unnoticeable.
"Lip advancement" is a technique that removes tissues from the inside of the mouth to push out and project up both the upper and lower lips. This technique is a bit more invasive, and can have a bit longer recovery time, but the results can be quite satisfactory.
"These implants and minor surgical procedures can project, lift, and help to beautify the look of the lips," reports Dr. Anderson. "And many of our patients desire and deserve full, kissable lips."
Dr. Richard D. Anderson, M.D is a graduate from the prestigious Northwestern University Medical School, and is board certified from the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology, and the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine.
He is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Anderson is also renowned as top expert in his field, and he is listed in "The Best Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons" published by Media Perspectives.