Lip tenting: a simple technique for better lip enhancement

J Drugs Dermatol. 2010 May;9(5):559-60.


Lip augmentation is practiced with increasing frequency by cosmetic practitioners using a variety of different filling substances. Often the result is less than optimal, with a duckbill lip that only serves to discourage other patients from asking for lip enhancement. The authors will present a simple technique to enhance or augment the lip by injecting almost vertically from the white roll, rather than injecting parallel to the lip contour. This fashion of lip enhancement is called "lip tenting." It is a simple way to have optimal control over both shape and volume in enhancement, especially in patients with asymmetrical lips, lip pockets and in those who require correction from previous suboptimal lip augmentation. Moreover, the aesthetic result obtained by this technique is a more natural appearance of the lip than frequently achieved using conventional methods.

MeSH terms

  • Biocompatible Materials / administration & dosage*
  • Cosmetic Techniques* / adverse effects
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lip / surgery*


  • Biocompatible Materials