While augmentation of the lips with injectable fillers or biocompatible implants is performed commonly in patients of European descent, some Asian patients seek just the opposite effect to balance the lower half of the face.
Asian lips are typically fuller than in the Occidental, with an average thickness in the midline of almost twice that of Occidental lips. Lip fullness is greatest in those from Southeast Asia.
Surgery on the mouth is more highly specialized and often best performed by maxillofacial surgeons trained in advanced techniques for the teeth and bones of the face.
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Asian Lips and Mouth Overview
Cosmetic plastic surgical procedures on the lower third of the face
Anatomy of the Mouth, Lips, and Chin
From the nose to the chin, the anatomy of the lower face follows a stair-step order
Correction of the Protruding Mouth
Maxillofacial surgery to cut, remove, and reposition bone and teeth
Asian Lip Reduction
Reduction cheiloplasty to harmonize lip size with the nose, mouth, and chin
Asian Dimple Creation
Surgical technique to create dimples seen culturally as indicating fertility and good luck
Korean Tongue Surgery
An operation to help with English pronunciation and who-knows-what-else