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Lip Augmentation


Cosmetic lip augmentation consists of the enlargement and reshaping of otherwise normal lips to improve their dimensional relation with the patient’s nose, teeth, and surrounding facial structures. The appearance of the lips is determined by the spatial relation of the lip structures with the teeth in a 3-dimensional space and by their function during animation and speech.

According to a study by Popenko et al, which sought to establish the most attractive lip measurements in white women by using focus groups to evaluate facial images, the dimensions judged to have the greatest attractiveness included a lip surface area making up 9.6% of the lower third of the face and an upper/lower lip ratio of 1:2.

For information on other lip procedures, see Medscape Reference articles Lip Reduction and Lip Reconstruction Procedures.

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