The best way to ensure natural looking lips from lip injections is to work with your natural lip shape. Working with an experienced and skilled cosmetic surgeon or aesthetician can help to avoid overdoing it. Let’s take a look at how to create natural looking lips with lip or dermal fillers.
Every patient is unique and has different needs. For some patients, lip shape can be enhanced by addressing hydration needs or improving symmetry. Other patients have definite volume loss to address. Some people are born with naturally thin lips, while others may experience volume loss as a consequence of ageing.
For most patients who want to try filler in their lips, the biggest concern is how to achieve a natural look. Duck lips and the dreaded ‘trout pout’ can occur when too much filler is injected. But how do you know how much is too much for you?
How To Get Natural Looking Lips?
What to know before you have lip injections.
Work With Your Unique Features And Strengths
The first place to start is by having a consultation and needs analysis. Not everyone can have big lips because they will be out of proportion with the rest of your face.
While you do need to communicate clearly to your surgeon about what you want, the role of the professional is to make it realistic in terms of what you have to work with. Natural lips complement your face shape and enhance your best features.
Different Fillers Achieve Different Things
For best results, you need to use fillers that are formulated especially for the lips. There is a broad range of lip injections available and each surgeon will have their own preference, depending on the size of the granules, or if there are also wrinkles around the mouth that should be smoothed out.
Lip Injections Won’t Last Forever
Your lip fillers will be absorbed by the body over time, and your lip shape will slowly go back to normal if you do not continue to have lip fillers put in. how long they last depends on a number of factors, including the brand being used and your own body’s response.
‘Less Is More’ Is A Good Rule To Apply
Because of the risk of overfilling, it is a good idea to be more conservative with lip filler, especially if you’re doing it for the first time. Changing your lip shape or size drastically is not always recommended and it’s a good idea to first see what you think of a slightly smaller shape. If you would still like more, you can always go back for more. This is a more conservative approach than overdoing it and needing to have it removed. It’s also more likely to give you a natural looking result. Slow and steady is a good rule to abide by.
Remember that small, subtle changes are most flattering and look the most natural. Most patients want to enhance their natural appearance and do not want to draw attention to the fact that they have had lip injections. The goal is generally to look better but not have the people around you notice what has changed.
Lip fillers can be done on their own, or in conjunction with dermal fillers injected into other parts of the face. Lip fillers are often requested in conjunction with
Filler to enhance facial volume in the cheeks, jaw, forehead or lower part of the face
Botox to address signs of ageing between the eyebrows
Lip fillers can also be performed after surgery: after a facelift, brow lift or neck lift.
Hyaluronic fillers are growing in popularity as they are well tolerated by the body and can stimulate the body’s own production of collagen and elastin. Fat transfer fillers can also be used, where your surgeon takes fat from another part of your body and uses it to restore facial volume. Fat transfer is generally successful and may not need to be performed as often as fillers made from hyaluronic acid.
- Some patients experience bruising
- The lips are very sensitive, and lip fillers may cause bruising and swelling to occur. If you follow your surgeon’s post-treatment instructions like
- Avoiding alcohol
- Staying out of the sun
- Don’t touch your lips
- Staying upright after the procedure
- Then you may be able to minimise the after-effects.
What Happens If You Don’t Like The Effect?
Sometimes patients request too much filler and do not like the effect. What happens then? It is possible to have your filler dissolved. It is quick and safe to perform should the need arise, but it can be avoided if you take a slow and steady approach.
How To Choose A Cosmetic Surgeon?
It’s always a good idea to seek a second opinion, particularly with a procedure you have never done before. You must work with someone experienced and qualified. It’s also advisable to ask to see before and after photos of work previously done.
For more information on how to achieve natural-looking lips with lip fillers or how to enhance your natural lip shape, it’s best to speak to a professional. Please contact us for a confidential appointment : (02) 8599 7161.