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Category Archives: Lip Procedures

When to Perform a Lip Lift and When Not To

When to Perform a Lip Lift and When Not To Let me just get this out of the way: I hate lip lifts. Well not always. I just think they are too often performed creating lips that look unnatural. There are exceptions to this rule but there are very few, which I shall try to […]

Downturned Corners of the Mouth: How To Fix Them

Downturned Corners of the Mouth:  How To Fix Them One of the banes of women’s existence is the downturned corners of the mouth. Whether they are mildly present or severe, almost every woman regardless of age is overly focused on them to their own detriment. I often think that the reason for this is that […]

Understanding The Importance of Lip Transitions When Creating Natural Looking Lips

Understanding The Importance of Lip Transitions When Creating Natural Looking Lips I have been thinking about transitions from the red lip to the non-red lip because of two women that I saw in the past few days.  First, there was a woman who came from Oklahoma that had these hanging red lips towards the corners […]

Concerns After Lip Reduction Surgery

Concerns After Lip Reduction: Revisited Since I perform a very large number of lip reductions, I have worked hard to discuss with individuals all of the risks, complications, and recovery issues that I can imagine and that I have experienced over the years.  This blog article will discuss what I have encountered so that hopefully […]

How I use Permanent Facial Fillers: Fat, Silicone, Bellafill(Artefill)

How I use Permanent Facial Fillers: Fat Transfer, Silicone, Bellafill(Artefill) In my clinical practice I use both temporary and permanent facial fillers depending on a mixture of budget, desires, and safety. Although permanent fillers carry the risk that they are indeed permanent, I believe that it is important to delineate safety guidelines and also to […]

Nicole Kidman’s Lips: The Non-Disappearing Lip

Nicole Kidman’s Lips: The Non-Disappearing Lip Celebrities all are subject to bad plastic surgery like the rest of us. They just so happen to have their mugs plastered across magazines and television appearances, making their mistakes ever so more glaring. Nicole Kidman’s lips are no exception to this problem. The overly enlarged upper lip and […]

Lip Reduction/Correction Testimonial 1 Year Out for Bad Silicone Injection

Jody, Dr. Lam’s patient, gives her testimonial 1 year after her upper and lower lip reduction procedure and talks about how it has changed her life.  

Lip Augmentation: Defining a Natural Lip Shape

Lip Augmentation: Defining a Natural Lip Shape This article is a basic primer on lip shape and balance to help a prospective individual interested in lip augmentation to attain the best looking lips that are 100% natural but still worth undergoing augmentation.  There are certain criteria that make a lip look natural and others that […]

Lips and Teeth: Relationships that are Important When Planning for Lip Augmentation

Lips and Teeth:  Relationships that are Important When Planning for Lip Augmentation The number one concern that most women have when they visit a plastic surgeon when it comes to lip size is “Please make my upper lip bigger, but I don’t want it to look unnatural.”  In an accompanying article we explored the relative […]

Lip Enhancement: Why I Hate Solid Implants in Lips

Lip Enhancement: Why I Hate Solid Implants in Lips Beautiful lip enhancement can make a woman look more alluring and feminine.  However, we all know that lips can be the most overdone element of a face, drawing unwanted attention to how unnatural they appear.  I perform more lip corrections and reductions than almost any surgeon […]