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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
MACHADO, Andre Wilson; SANTOS, Tarsila Carvalho dos; ARAUJO, Telma Martins de and GANDINI JR, Luiz Gonzaga. The role of orthodontics as an auxiliary tool to lip augmentation. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2011, vol.86, n.4, pp.773-777. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962011000400024.
In recent years, facial esthetics excellence has become a major focus in health professional offices and for the public worldwide. Among the main concerns of the patients is lip augmentation, since it has been associated with beauty and youth. This procedure has been increasingly performed and studied by dermatologists and plastic surgeons. Although good outcomes for lip augmentation have been achieved with different techniques, literature shows several complications and collateral effects. This paper demonstrates, through two clinical cases, how Orthodontics may be an excellent tool to assist in lip augmentation, highlighting the need for an interdisciplinary approach to enhance a more effective strategy to achieve facial esthetics goals
Keywords : Dermatology; Esthetics; Lip; Lip products; Orthodontics.