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Augmentation of the upper lip with temporalis fascia: a quantitative analysis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23277621     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Background: Lip augmentation is a very common cosmetic procedure. A wide variety of materials have been used to enhance and contour the lips, including alloplastic and autogenous substances. Objectives: The authors describe their experience with augmentation of the upper lip using an autologous graft from the temporalis fascia. Methods: Patients were enrolled prospectively. Upper-lip projection and vermilion show were measured preoperatively and 6 months postoperatively for 19 patients who were candidates for lip augmentation with temporalis fascia. Results: Six months postoperatively, the mean values for upper-lip projection and lip vermilion were significantly greater than preoperative measurements. Conclusions: Augmentation of the upper lip with temporalis fascia appears to be safe and effective. Larger patient series, longer follow-up, and comparative studies are needed to corroborate these preliminary results. Level of Evidence: 4.
Authors:
Behnam Bohluli; Reza Amirzargar; Nima Moharamnejad
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Aesthetic surgery journal / the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic surgery     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1527-330X     ISO Abbreviation:  Aesthet Surg J     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9707469     Medline TA:  Aesthet Surg J     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  102-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Dr Bohluli is Associate Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Buali Hospital, Azad University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, and Head, Craniomaxillofacial Research Center, Azad University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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