Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 20, Issue 5, pp 433–437 | Cite as

Upper and lower lip augmentation by buried, deepithelialized local flaps: An alternative to the use of foreign material implants when shortening the lips

  • Armando S. Kostianovsky


Augmentation of the lips has become a new request among patients searching for aesthetic improvement, although it is a very old goal among plastic surgeons when enhancing facial harmony. The simplicity of injecting synthetic material may have contributed to this request; nevertheless, the short-term duration and bizarre results seen with these materials, convinces us to the beneficial effects of our “good, old-fashioned” surgical methods with autologous tissues.

Key words

Lip augmentation Deepithelialized local flaps 


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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Armando S. Kostianovsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Buenos AiresArgentina

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