Magazine article USA TODAY

Giving Lip Service to Angelina Jolie

Magazine article USA TODAY

Giving Lip Service to Angelina Jolie

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Lip augmentation is not just for women who want larger, sexier lips. As people age, their lips lose fullness, which makes individuals appear older. While injectable fillers can combat aging around the lips and mouth, not all are created equal--some even can lead to long-lasting complications, according to a study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Arlington Heights, III.

"Numerous injectable fillers have entered the market over the last five years giving patients a number of options for fuller, younger lips, but patients need to be aware of the risks and benefits of these products," cautions study author Miles Graivier. "Some fillers carry a higher risk of complication depending upon where they are injected, which can lead to unsatisfactory results"

During lip augmentation and rejuvenation of the aging mouth, it is best to address all of the following areas: the outer mouth (laugh lines), edge of lip (lipstick lines), and inner lip. While injectable fillers can tackle these various areas, some are more appropriate than others, depending on the targeted area. …

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