Lip augmentation – how big is too big?

Thin, flat lips might be in your genetics, but that doesn’t mean you have to deal with them forever! With continued advances in the area of cosmetic dermatology and beauty, women now have a wide range of options to choose from when it comes to augmenting the appearance of the lips. Women seeking a voluminous pucker can now speak to providers about solutions used to get the results they desire. But what if the lips don’t look natural? How big is too big? The team at the Skin and Beauty Center of California can help put patients at ease, ensuring natural-looking results with lip augmentation using dermal filler injections.

How does lip augmentation without implants work?

Lip augmentation used to be a surgical procedure that was performed with a plastic surgeon and the placement of an implant into the lower lip. This provided permanent augmentation of the lips, and this strategy is still used to this day. However, many patients who visit the Skin and Beauty Center often want to avoid surgical treatments. A minimally invasive way of achieving the same results can be done with the use of dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are hyaluronic acid gels that are used to add volume in specific areas of the face. They are most commonly used to fill fine lines and wrinkles around the face, but have been a wonderful alternative to plastic surgery for lip augmentation.

How to avoid a fake look

Achieving an improved shape and size of the lips requires a close eye for natural enhancement. In most situations, we recommend having a lower lip that is approximately one and a half times the height of the patient’s upper lip. When using this calculation, a doctor can ensure proportional enhancement that maintains a natural look to the lips. Anything larger will appear as a botched treatment.

Interested in natural-looking augmentation of the lips?

Many women who visit the Skin and Beauty Center are interested in finding out about lip augmentation options to achieve thicker, fuller, more symmetrical lips. If you are ready to discuss your needs with one of our professionals, we welcome you to book a consultation visit with our team. We offer a wide range of cosmetic services and can assist patients at any one of our six convenient locations throughout California. We accept new and current patients, so make your appointment today!

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