Don’t know what to do about thinning lips? Lip-plumping beauty products and lip implants are both popular choices for those who are dealing with thin lips that are a result of lost tissue volume or skin laxity. However, implants aren’t your only option thanks to a new technique called Angel Wing lip augmentation. Dr. Drew Ordon unveiled this innovative technique on The Doctors TV show in late August, pointing out that the Angel Wing procedure is perfect for women seeking a permanent solution for fuller lips without implants.
In this procedure, the surgeon makes two rows of incisions that look like angel wings on the upper lip and on one side of the other lip. The skin between these two incisions is removed and sutures are added to pull the two incisions together so that the upper lip is moved upward very slightly. This creates a shorter distance between the upper lip and the nose, and makes the lips appear more voluminous. Patients can see results after the swelling goes down, and downtime is very short – typically only three to four days after the surgery.
The Angel Wing lip augmentation procedure is an innovative alternative to lip implant surgery with implants and can be an effective way to increase the size and volume of the lips. If you’re still unsure whether lip augmentation is right for you, consider getting dermal fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm which can plump up the lips for about six months. The effects of these fillers resembles those of implants and lip enhancement with the Angel Wing lip augmentation procedure, and can give you a “preview” of what your lips will look like after the procedure without any serious side effects. Talk to a lip augmentation specialist in your area to find out if you would be a good candidate for the Angel Wing procedure or other lip augmentation procedures.