We’ve seen the pictures all over Instagram. Models with big, luscious lips next to models with clearly fake and over-filled lips. Our patients have told us the biggest deterrent they have when considering lip injections is the potential for their lips to look overdone and artificial. We’re here to tell you that you can get the full lips you desire without looking unnatural. Here are four steps to getting the perfect lips.
1. Find the Right Doctor
Oftentimes, when patients choose a doctor based solely on the price of their treatment, they’re left unsatisfied with their results. It’s crucial you pick a doctor or licensed aesthetician that is not only experienced but well-versed in the realm of lip injections. Do your research before settling on a doctor. Lip injections are not just a procedure, they’re also an art form. When they are not done with the right artistic eye, they have the potential to look fake and have the “overdone” look we’re trying to avoid. Drs. Morrissey and Wilcox, in addition to their highly skilled staff, are experts in the field of lip enhancement and know exactly how to fill your lips to emphasize the features you already have, rather than try to create something that isn’t there.
2. Choose the Right Filler
Choosing the right kind of lip filler is the second step to getting perfectly luscious lips. Every dermal filler is not created equal! Each filler has its own unique formula to provide the perfect results for different areas of the face. At Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas, we offer two types of filler made specifically for the lips.
These two Juvederm® products are specially formulated with a crystal-clear hyaluronic acid-based gel that’s thin enough to fill in the fine lines of the lips, while still being thick enough to add volume and mimic the natural firmness of the lips. Ask our aesthetic injector which product is best for you based on our desired look and budget.
3. Less is More
One of the main and most obvious reasons why patients end up with the overdone look is that they add too much filler to the lips. We always recommend that you start off small because you can always work your way up. While the amount of product you need to achieve your ultimate results depends on the size of your current lips, we typically see our patients starting out with a 1cc syringe of filler to start. This amount produces beautifully natural-looking plump lips. You always have to option to add another half or full syringe of filler to your treatment if you’re not satisfied with your results. Remember though, your lips will look a little extra full and swollen for the first two to three days following your treatment. You’ll see the true results of your lip injections after the first five days or so.
We know you’re ready to get the lips of your dreams. Don’t be afraid and contact us to schedule your one-on-one consultation with one of our lip injection experts today.