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Costmetic Dentistry: Lip Augmentation

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Cosmetic Dentistry
Lip Augmentation
Nowadays, lip augmentation and lip enhancement have become one of the most branded cosmetic procedures. Typically, these procedures make use of injectable dermal fillers such as Restylane lip fillers or Juvederm, or lip collages. These are often used to provide plumpness to the lips through lip injections. They can also be used to reduce the fine wrinkles around the mouth. A non-animal clear gel, Restylane, usually occurs naturally in the body and is more preferable. The effect of injections normally last for a duration of 4 months to a year. In some procedures, specific materials are surgically implanted to achieve permanent lip augmentation.
Some of the minor complications of this procedure include: Itching, bleeding, scarring, fever, redness, allergic reaction at the site of injection. If done by a non-skilled surgeon, severe complications such as unexpected results, implant hardening or disproportionate lips may be noticed.
Based on microsphere technology, a new class of fillers were introduced. Microspheres are small round solid particles which have a uniform size. These products are the best alternative for volume replacement. They are also used to treat deep facial wrinkles. However, they are not recommended for use on lips.
The best surgeon for lip enhancement procedure is the one who thinks aesthetically. The main focus is given to the shape of the lips and balance between the lips. The surgery should be done such that the new lip look perfectly matches the face. Several factors such as age, gender, facial shape, and personal aspires, are taken into concern prior to the lip correction surgery. Lip reduction treatment tends to provide desired shape and size to the lips. Compared to U...

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...perform the orthognathic surgery. After surgery, to ensure that the teeth fit correctly, a careful coordination between the surgeon and the orthodontist is essential.
People who suffer from an improper bite, caused by misaligned jaws and/or teeth, are the best candidates for corrective jaw surgery. Jaw misalignment may occur either congenitally or from an injury. Although, bite correction and “occlusion” problems involving teeth misalignment can be corrected with orthodontics, but corrective jaw surgery becomes necessary if the jaws are misaligned. Corrective jaw surgery helps to properly reposition all or parts of the lower or upper jaw and chin.
The surgical complications include: swelling, bleeding, nausea, infection and vomiting. If nerve damage occurs, some numbness may be experienced. The numbness is usually temporary, and in rare cases, becomes permanent.
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