Anyone who has sought fuller lips knows the frustration of when the volumizing effects of facial fillers begin to wear off. But as we age, not only do we lose volume, due to skin laxity and gravity, certain features also begin to move downward. While this is a condition well recognized on the body, it commonly occurs on the face as well. The lips are no different and may be permanently addressed with lip augmentation.
Actual Angel Wing Lip Augmentation Results
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As recently seen on The Doctors, Dr. Drew Ordon explains his new lip augmentation procedure, The Angel Wing procedure, to restore volume and create a new dimension to the lips. As we age, the space between our nose and lips may increase, which causes lips to actually slip lower and appear thinner. While hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane may provide at least 6 months of lip plumping, it does not address the dropped lip that aging brings.
As demonstrated by Dr. Drew Ordon, the Angel Wing procedure is a new option for women who are seeking a permanent solution for fuller lips without the use of implants. Two rows of incisions are used - the incisions resemble angels' wings, hence the namesake. The first incision is made right along the upper lip and then depending on whether existing volume is greater on either side of the lip, the second incision is made above the first. Carefully avoiding the muscles that control the lips, the skin between the two incisions is removed and sutures are added to pull the two incisions together, causing the upper lip to move up.
The Angel Wing procedure shortens the distance between the upper lip and the nose, adds a new dimension to the upper lip and the results are permanent. Dr. Ordon uses an injectable to balance out the lower lip, resulting in dramatic fuller lips for the patient. Downtime from the procedure is relatively low as the patient who underwent the procedure shows: 4 days post surgery, there was little swelling and redness and a more pronounced pout without implants.