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Study suggests lip zones enhance success of lip-augmentation procedures

Article-Study suggests lip zones enhance success of lip-augmentation procedures

New York — Researchers here say that dividing the lips into zones based on structure may help cosmetic surgeons perform lip-enhancement procedures with high patient satisfaction and few adverse effects, reports

According to the report, doctors at North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, and the New York Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, Great Neck, performed 137 lip-augmentation procedures on 66 patients from January 1, 2004 to January 1, 2006, using a new classification of 15 lip zones to direct the placement of injectable hyaluronic-acid gel fillers. Adverse effects and average amount of time before lips returned to their original appearance were recorded. Patient satisfaction was measured on a scale of one to five.

According to the results of the study, 53 patients who had received a total of 118 treatments filled out a follow-up questionnaire to gauge satisfaction. The average score was 4.5, while the average amount of time it took for lips to return to their original state was 4.9 months, which is similar to the results found in other studies.

According to the study’s authors, using the new classification of lip zones to direct injection in lip augmentation increased the ability to better control lip shape and size.

“This technique was met with high patient satisfaction and no adverse effects,” the authors write.

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