July 9, 2015
The secret is out! Kylie Jenner has opened about her cosmetic surgery and admits to using lip fillers for enhancement. “I have temporary lip fillers, it’s just an insecurity of mine and it’s what I wanted to do,” said Jenner. Since Kylie is under the age of 18, she would have had to have a parent sign off on the procedure. But it is clear to see her lips look great and has made her feel more confident in her beauty. Receiving lip injections is nothing to be ashamed or afraid of. The important thing is that you take the right steps and go about the procedure in a safe way.
Don’t Overfill the Lips
A common concern among women who augment their lips is that they’ll become too big and look like duck lips. Dr. Clifford P. Clark, a board certified plastic surgeon from Orlando explains that “there are two parts of the lips that can be injected: the white roll, where the pink of the lip meets the skin under the nose, and the red line, the junction where the dry and wet parts of your lips meet. Where your doctor injects you determines your result. “If too much is injected in the white roll, your lips will look like a shelf.” Dr. Clark also adds that, “your doctor should avoid over-correcting the philtrum (the groove between the middle area of the upper lip), which can make your lips look duck-like.”
“When considering lip augmentation, the overall balance of one’s facial features needs to be considered,” says Dr. Richard Baxter, a board certified plastic surgeon in Seattle. “The key to a beautiful result is to create the right shape for the lips rather than simple enlargement, as well as to create appropriate and harmonious proportions.”
The only way to ensure that you will be getting proportionate lips that fit your facial features is by going to either a physician or a trained and experienced injector. Sitting down and consulting with the right doctor can make all the difference in the world. The last thing you want is a botched lip job. Find an experienced injector and weigh your options.
Lip Augmentation Options
Collagen was at one point the most common dermal filler, but is now used less often. The newer options are safer and the effects can last longer. Fat injections and implants are other methods to plump lips, but they aren’t used as much today because the results can vary. However hyaluronic acid fillers have proved to be popular and quite effective. They can improve the appearance of your lips by adding shape, structure and volume.
Restylane Silk, Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Volumna XC are some of the most used fillers designed and approved specifically for injection in the lips. Restylane Silk injected is one product for the lips that provides natural-looking results because it’s made of smaller, smoother particles than those used in other Restylane products. The effects of lip augmentation usually last around six to nine months.