It’s not uncommon to feel like you’re left out of the luscious lips party if you weren’t born with the full pout that’s so popular today. Bright red lipstick, makeup tricks, and super shiny lip-gloss can only go so far when it comes to adding shape and volume.
Thanks to major advances in a variety of proven lip enhancement products and procedures, you don’t have to live your life with thin lips anymore. People who come to the office for an aesthetic evaluation, are often surprised how much can be done to enhance the lips in a natural way.
How does Lip Augmentation compare with Dr. Tadros’ “Love Your Lips” philosophy?
Lip augmentation is a category of cosmetic procedures designed to plump the size of your lips. While plumping is important, it is more than size that counts in this arena. Dr. Tadros counsels patients to “Love Your Lips,” discussing individual concerns, hopes and fears. Lip shaping is perhaps where physicians have the most artistic liberty and lips done by different injectors will look different every time. She encourages patients to think about shape at the forefront, because nothing looks worse than an unnatural “ducky” overinflated lip.
What does Dr. Tadros Recommend Most Commonly for Lip Enhancement?
Filler injections are the most popular form of lip augmentation, and it’s easy to see why. When done correctly, these injections contain safe, doctor-approved ingredients that add fullness to your lips. They are affordable and also keep lips touchably soft, which is something that implants can’t often do.
The most common products used for lip enhancement in the US are made from hyaluronic acid, such as Restylane, Juvederm Ultra, Ultra-Plus, Vollure and Volbella. Topical or local anesthetics and a combination of cannula techniques help minimize bruising and discomfort. The duration of effect, texture and volume power makes each available product slightly different based on your individual needs. The beauty of hyaluronic acid products is they are reversible. A simple hyaluronidase enzyme injection can dissolve these products, putting new patients undergoing treatments at ease.
Can Anything Be Done to Correct Aging Lips?
Many patients we treat are not interested in major change, but have noticed that their lips are not as youthful as they once were. And that’s a fact. As we age, the white part of our lip gets longer, and the pink lip loses volume and turns inward. To make matters worse, lipstick line wrinkles become more apparent, even in non-smokers. One of our favorite anti-aging suggestions is to treat the lips to restore youthful volume. Again understanding the difference between lip augmentation and lip enhancement is the key to “ Love Your Lips.”
Are There Any Surgical Procedures to Change Lip Shape?
Though permanent lip implants do exist, they are generally too stiff for the delicate pink lip and tend to augment the lips in an unnatural way. For those with lips that are too full, lip reduction procedures are very successful to help balance the lip in relation to your facial proportions. Because the pink lip heals so well, scars in this area tend to be imperceptible. For those with a very thin pink upper lip, a Surgical Lip Lift is a great alternative to reshape and augment the upper lip. This elegant procedure may be done under local anesthesia, eliminates excess skin under the nose, hides scars in the nostrils and increases the amount of pink upper lip naturally.
Why Love Your Lips?
Getting good, natural-looking results with lip enhancement isn’t easy. It requires a certain amount of artistry, a knack for detail, and a lot of experience. Dr. Tadros has years of experience and takes an aesthetics-oriented approach to her work. Her artful techniques ensure that patients who come to her office will have beautiful lips with a natural feel. If you want to explore lip enhancement, going to Dr. Tadros is a great way to ensure you will “Love Your Lips.” Call our office at 201-771-8151 during business hours to schedule a consultation.