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RESTON, Va., April 4, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George Weston, President of the Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery, will speak about the “Lip Lift,” corner mouth lift, and other around-the-mouth surgical procedures at a May 7, 2012 panel at the annual meeting of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Vancouver, Canada.

“While many people are familiar with lip augmentation and lip injections, a Lip Lift is very different,” says Dr. Weston. “You can lift lips just as you can lift a face.

“As we get older, the lips get longer, they turn down at the corners, they get thinner, and the area around the mouth gets loose. My talk is going to be on how to make a mouth look younger. An old mouth makes a face look old even after a facelift. If you don’t address the mouth, you can’t have a youthful face. On average, you can make a face look about five years younger by adding mouth procedures to your facial rejuvenation.

“There are several procedures my partners and I perform to increase the youth and beauty of the mouth,” Dr. Weston continues. “With the Lip Lift, we can shorten the upper lip and make an old mouth look young again, or just make an upper lip that is too long regardless of age shorter and more attractive. We can make an incision right in the crease under the nose–the resulting scar is well-hidden in the crease and is usually imperceptible–and actually shorten the upper lip and make it shorter, poutier and more youthful. So we shorten the upper lip, turn up the mouth corners with a corner mouth lift, directly excise loose skin in the nasolabial region if necessary, and we can also augment the lip at the same time to make it look fuller.

“If you look at pictures of young models in magazines, you’ll notice that they have a short upper lip and a pouty, turned-up mouth,” Dr. Weston notes. “Those are characteristics that are not achieved by simply increasing the size of the lip with injections. With lips, bigger is not always better. It’s about achieving total aesthetic harmony in the entire mouth area as well as the rest of the face.”

The founder of the Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Harvey Austin, who retired in 2005, invented the corner mouth lift and wrote a paper on the Lip Lift in 1986 in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Adds Dr. Weston, “We have evolved these procedures over the past 25 years to make them even better, to make the scars not as noticeable, and to make the mouth even more youthful than before.

“It’s great stuff and really gratifying to see a face looking younger with just a few small mouth procedures added to facial rejuvenation procedures.”

Watch Dr. Weston’s YouTube video for a more in-depth look at the Lip Lift and perioral rejuvenation at The Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery.

The Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery.

Less than 10% of board-certified plastic surgeons specialize exclusively in cosmetic surgery. The other 90% perform reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery. Dr. Weston and his partners, Robert K. Sigal, M.D., and Byron D. Poindexter, M.D., perform cosmetic surgery exclusively and are one of the largest such groups in the metropolitan D.C. area.

Dr. Weston joined the Austin-Weston Center in 1987 and has served as its President since 1994. An instructor of other plastic surgeons both nationally and internationally, Dr. Weston’s innovative procedures have been included in numerous cosmetic surgery medical journals. To arrange an interview with Dr. Weston, please call our Media Relations Department at 703-230-2537.

Dear Dr, Weston,
Washington DC Facelift Testimonial

I want to thank you again for the great care you have given me and the wonderful transformation you helped me achieve. I could not be happier with my results! Making the decision to attend the seminar that you presented last spring was one of the best decisions I have ever made. On that day, I knew that meeting you would be the way to become the woman I used to be. The flawless job you did on my face and neck is evident every morning when I look in the mirror and smile. Now I see a woman who looks very good for her age indeed!

I also want to let you know that my entire experience at the Austin-Weston Center was exactly how I hoped it would be. Every member of your staff was professional, knowledgeable, helpful, and reassuring through every step of the way. As I look back on my experience now, I could not have asked for any part of it to be any better. Even going through the surgery was much easier than I though it would be!

Thank you for making my dreams come true!

With grateful appreciation

Dr. Weston,

Northern Virginia cosmetic surgeon testimonialThere are no words to express my gratitude for all you’ve done. You far exceeded my expectations. You are more than a surgeon - you are an “artist!”

I felt everyone on your staff so genuinely cared. A special thank you to “Michelle” – you were wonderful!

Thank you for the most pleasant surgical procedure of my life.

Love & Best Wishes.

Virginia Plastic Surgery TestimonialThere are no words to describe how amazing my experience at Austin-Weston has been. Dr. Weston and his wonderful staff have changed my life in a way that makes me smile every day and brings tears to my eyes.

I would do it all again one thousand times over.

Washington DC Plastic Surgeon TestimonialDear Dr. Weston,

It’s been 6 ½ months since my surgery and I continue to do well.

You and your staff have been most accommodating, friendly and encouraging. Your kind reassurance gave me the courage to finally decide with the surgery, which I have been putting it off because of fear. I have no regrets!

So to you, “Thank you”. To all your staff – “Hugs and Thank you” You are really the “Right Staff”!

Of course for me, I love my face.


Northern Virginia chin liposuction testimonialDear Dr. Weston,

I hope you and your family are well.

Thank you so much for the wonderful work that you did on my chin. It has made an amazing difference in the way I feel. It has removed the negative feeling I had whenever I saw a photo that showed my double chin or caught my profile in a mirror.

Thank you always!


Dear Dr. Weston,

I just want to tell you again, what a pleasure it was to meet you.

Northern Virginia Plastic surgeon TestimonialWhen I was given a follow-up appointment with you, I told my husband I expected you to be different, since you had not treated me before. Well, what a surprise, you walked in and made me feel just as comfortable as Dr. Sigal has always made me feel.

I guess to feel comfort with any doctor is important for me. Everyone I have met there has made me feel comfortable since the first day I walked into the office.

The people who attended me before and since my surgeries have always made me feel as though I am part of your little family.

Dr. Sigal is the greatest, he not only makes me feel comfortable but also make me feel safe and always assures me all is well and on schedule.

Today (enclosed), I ran across a little picture that summarizes how I feel about cosmetic surgery for me, I know it isn’t for everyone, but for me it was the right thing. I have never had a regret, never a thought that I would not have gone through it all. I would do it again in a heartbeat.

Thank you all so much for your treatment, kindness, comfort and feelings of safety. I could spend many more thousands of dollars on cosmetic surgery, but these are the things money can’t buy.

Thank you all at Austin-Weston from someone who is very happy with the emerging new me. My husband loves it also.

I can’t wait until this flower is through blooming and this little kitten can really give a lion’s roar.

God Bless you all,