I am an oral and maxillofacial surgeon from Cairo, Egypt who has been focusing on nonsurgical facial aesthetics for ten years. I have had the privilege of training medical practitioners around the world, in addition to participating in many webinars and conferences over the years.
For me, science is a passion, so I feel lucky to have published several articles, in addition to being an editor and reviewer.
I have always been a big believer of critical thinking. The human mind has extraordinary powers, and the core of our industry is to keep innovating and implanting new ideas into our practice of aesthetic medicine. This progress will eventually reflect on our patients and other colleagues who learn from our experience and ideas.
In terms of lip beautification, lips are everything to females and males. We use our lips in almost every part of our day-to-day lives, we can even convey certain signals and messages with our lips without uttering a word.
When we are speaking about injecting the lips, I previously used needles to provide artistry; however, the side effects included a great deal of bruising, swelling and the risk of vascular occlusion.
This prompted me to make the switch to cannulas. As a result I was able to overcome these side effects, but the outcomes were subtle and natural.
Do not get me wrong, I am not against natural results, but in the Middle East many patients want big, heart shaped lips, which I was not able to provide with just a cannula. I came up with an idea that made absolutely no sense, but I did it anyway: I used a mix of both a cannula and needle in the same patient.
Then one day, as I was training some doctors in an academy here in Egypt, a new idea on how to use a cannula to provide both artistry and safety flashed into my head. One of the doctors I was training agreed to let me try this new technique on her.
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