Q: I see that many dentists are now doing Botox as well as many types of MD’s who are not plastic surgeons and dermatologists. Who is best for lip jobs that wont make me look like a duck? Angie in West Palm
A: Firstly, I don’t know why so many woman think us guys even notice their lips. No offence, but we must be concentrating on other parts of the anatomy……like teeth and hair. Evolution tells us we are attracted to healthy looking humans who appear to aid in procreation of the species. Crazy looking lips have nothing to contribute to this endeavor. (Neither does ankle tattoos of barbed wire; have you been to a state fair lately?)
Dentists who take many hours of continuing education are now trained in Botox and Dermal fillers (Juvederm) for the face, forehead and perioral tissues, lips, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, etc. We dentists have been injecting patients with syringes every hour on the hour for our entire careers.
The reason why so many patients wind up with flat, thick, fish, duck or platypus lips is due to clinicians who only add volume. The technique taught to dentists in their training is injecting dermal fillers into the vermillion border of the lip. (The dividing line between flesh and red-colored lip tissue.) This will roll out the lips creating a natural plane of fullness. Check out dentist who have certificates from the AAFE (American Academy of Facial Aesthetics.)
Dr. Mitchell Josephs practices Cosmetic, Implant and General Dentistry in Palm Beach and hosts “Tooth Talk” on WBZT AM1230 (www.radiotoothtalk.com) Dr. Josephs is a Faculty Advisory Board member at McGill University’s Faculty of Dentistry and completed his residency at Manhattan’s Beth Israel Medical Center and Mt. Sinai Hospital.
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