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samir


Plastic surgeon
Baltimore, MD
United States
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  Lip augmentation
March 14, 2010 2:57 PM

It is good you are being careful about the next surgeon, and want details.
Silicone as a filler is illegal in the United States.Therefore you are not going to see much work done lately. (more)
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pearsonfaces.com


Facial plastic surgeon
Fleming Island, FL
United States
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  Silicone granulomas and way, way too much volume.
March 9, 2010 6:44 PM

Sorry to hear about your trouble. I looked at your blog and I must say that 1.5ml in an upper lip is a HUGE volume, IMHO. For example, I'll often use 0.8ml TOTAL for upper AND lower lips (more)
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smclaughlinmd


Plastic surgeon
Syosset, NY
United States
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  Lip Augmentation
March 9, 2010 3:57 PM

I see your picture but need a history. Was this augmentatio done surgically or with a filler. If it was a filler whic one was used. Depending on the Technique I could better help you. (more)
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dr_naderi


Facial plastic surgeon
Herndon, VA
United States
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  Here is the deal
March 9, 2010 11:59 AM

I saw your pictures. No one is going to have "extensive experience with botched lip jobs" as you said since most lip augmentations in the U.S. are done with fillers that dissolve with (more)
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Anne11
  Perma lip implants.
April 8, 2011 7:16 PM

I had Perma lip implants appx 4 mos ago. I have been fighting the unfortunate upper lip issues for about 2 yrs. Started w/ botox into fine creases. As the issue continued my Dr started w/ fillers(juva,rest). Results were very disapointing. I was convinced there had to be something that would help. I need to mention...I NEVER WANTED FULLER LIPS!!!! I just wanted the creases/wrinkles addressed. So Dr said this Perma was the answer. My upper lip still looks horrible, absolutly NO change in visable flaws. Now, my mouth is SO tight that when I smile I look like a freak. I have seen the Dr several times. He keeps saying exercise your mouth...it needs to strech. Well thats the problem, I cant!!! So on top of this New and exciting issue I still have the upper lip of an 70 yr old. Oh by the way did I mention that he used sculptra after I complained for the 7th time. NO change!!! What the heck can be done...anything? I just wanted the upper lip issue addressed not implants. This procedure was a complete failure and uneccesssary. Help!!!


BadLipAugmentation
dubai, United Arab Emirates
 
March 10, 2010 6:30 PM

Dr. Sharon,all the information about my procedure is on the blog.
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BadLipAugmentation
dubai, United Arab Emirates
 
March 9, 2010 1:22 PM

Thank you for your reply. When it comes to the lips, or any procedure that includes inserting a foreign substance into the body, results vary from case to case. I wasn't aware that silicone is banned in the U.S? Especially with Lisa Rinna and Meg Ryan having a similar result to mine,with silicone as well. I too did not get my augmentation done in Europe, I dont think I even mentioned where I had it done. As far as Restylane, Juvederm and other hyaluronic acids go, they are not safe for everyone and cause Allergic reactions and so on,some Ive seen on this website. My sister had Juvederm injected and had redness and blotchiness for more than a year. A good colleague of mine had silicone injections, and 5 years on,her lips still look perfect,yet mine has hardened and drooped as you saw, so I am really confused as to what to do next because I would like if the two sides which are drooping can be cut out,sculpted down, so my lip will be somewhat straight again, but I would like it to be fuller - not Angelina Jolie full but just nicely filled lips with a shape to fit my face. This is where my second consern comes; when I fill my upper lip, what will I fill it with,silicone again? Because I doubt that these injectibles can be mixed,can they? Also, you saw that my bottom lip is naturally thin and I would like to get it filled,again,to fit the frame of my face. My question is how do these complications happen, and not just Europe,U.S too as I mentioned above and saw many cases on here? A blood test does not show if a patient is allergic to a certain filler?
Thank you in advance.



 



 

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