Lip Augmentation Questions and Answers Archive

Feb
2002

Q&A: Can two cosmetic surgery procedures be done in the same operation, such as a nose job and lip augmentation?

Question:

can more than 1 procedure be done at the same time? example..rhinoplasty and lip augmentation?

- heather

Answer:

 Gregory Caputy, MD, Chief Surgeon - LocateADoc.com

Dear Heather, We often couple procedures or perform many smaller procedures at one time so that there is only one recovery period and down-time is decreased. There are safe limits for doing this depending upon the procedures. The two that you mention are very readily performed together.

-- Gregory Caputy, MD, Chief Surgeon
Honolulu, Hawaii



Nov
2001

Q&A: Is it possible to have chin augmentation, breast augmentation and liposuction done at the same time?

Question:

I need some info or case reports of a chin implant mentoplasty? also would like breast augmentation and liposuction at the same time, or is this too much for a single anesthesia?

- Kristie

Answer:

Gregory Caputy, MD, Chief Surgeon - LocateADoc.com

Dear Kristie, A chin implant procedure is relatively easy on you as is liposuction. All three procedures could readily be performed at the same procedure time. If you do not need a very large advancement of your chin, an implant of either silicon or porex is an excellent means of improving the contour of that area. There are some before and after picture on my web site at drgregorycaputy.com.

--Gregory Caputy, MD, Chief Surgeon
Honolulu, Hawaii



Oct
2001

Q&A: What is recommended to remove lines around the mouth and on the neck that will be the least cutting?

Question:

I am only interested in lines around my mouth and under my chin and throat. What can be done with the least cutting. I do not heal real good.

- Jean

Answer:

Jonathan Ross Berman, MD - LocateADoc.com

I suspect that there are two procedures that can improve them: LASER and Lip augmentation

--Jonathan Ross Berman, MD
Boca Raton, Florida



Jul
2001

Q&A: Is there any permanent solution to lip augmentation?

Question:

SO THERE IS NOTHING PERMENANT THAT WILL MAKE LIPS FULLER?

- NICOLE

Answer:

Gregory Caputy, MD, Chief Surgeon - LocateADoc.com

Dear Niclole, There is a deep layer of your own scalp that can be used for permanent lip augmentation. I only obtain this when performing a brow lift procedure. Fat transfer and all other permanent fillers offer very little permanent enlargement and I would discourage their use.

--Gregory Caputy, MD, Chief Surgeon
Honolulu, Hawaii



Jun
2001

Q&A: Could I have my breast augmented by fat transfer from other parts of my body to my breasts?

Question:

I was wondering if there there was a way of transfering fat cells from one part of your body to your breasts to fill them out more, as I am not interested in implants, I feel body fat should be body fat any which way you look at it so why should it not be transferable. thank you for your time

- tara

Answer:

Gregory Caputy, MD, Chief Surgeon - LocateADoc.com

Dear Tara, You are aking about a procedure which has been thought of being performed for centuries. The problem is that fat cells require a large blood supply in order to live. If you just take the cells from one area (especially in the volumes required for signigicant breast augmentation, or lip augmentation), and move them to another area, most will die for lack of adequate blood supply. We do have procedures for moving muscles and fat from one area of the body to another and linking up a new blood supply to it but this is deforming, affects the muscles and requires very large incisions. We use these techniques for reconstructive cases. We are hoping that, in the future, we will be able to clone people's own fat, complete with a blood supply and then "custom make" a vascularized (blood flow containing) breast implant and place it through a small incision. So far this is science fiction and the technology for cloning complex tissue is not yet available.

--Gregory Caputy, MD, Chief Surgeon
Honolulu, Hawaii



Mar
2001

Q&A: Can I have liposuction surgery of various areas done at the same time I get a breast lift or augmentation?

Question:

I am considering having a breast lift/augmentation. I would also like to have liposuction on flanks(upper buttocks, lower back), my hips, lower abdoman and inner thighs. Is it safe or recommended to have these done at the same time? Would the recovery be unbearable? Thank you Kameron

Answer:

Gregory Caputy, MD, Chief Surgeon - LocateADoc.com

Dear Kameron, Not at all. The recovery from liposuction is very easy and that from breast lift almost as easy. Breast augmentation or coupled augmentation/mastopexy can by somewhat sore but as long as the liposuction is of a reasonable volume (meaning less than 2 or 3 liters) it could be safely performed at the same operative time.

--Gregory Caputy, MD, Chief Surgeon
Honolulu, Hawaii