**Dr. Jim’s blog posts focus on many of the often asked questions that are made during plastic surgery consultation and follow-up visits by his patients. These posts may be representative of a particular patient, and individual diagnosis may vary.


Dr. Jim,

Can Alloderm be used to enlarge my lips?



Dear Susan,

I tried Alloderm years ago in the lips when it was first introduced. It is absorbed and disappears too soon. It can also create a feeling of tightness in the lips. To overcome the problems the company ground it up and called it Cymetra. That was injectable Alloderm. Ever heard of it? No, because it does not work either. I like to use cumulative fat placement to create a natural lip.

Dr. Jim