Over the past several years, we have witnessed immense change in the area of aesthetic medicine. One of those has been a hot new trend, largely promoted by popular reality TV personality Kylie Jenner. It was just last year that this young lady came clean about her visits with her California cosmetic surgeon to augment her lips with temporary soft tissue fillers. Since that time, searches for the term “lip fillers” have gone through the roof, understandably so. We do not involve ourselves in the conversation regarding the appropriateness of a 17-year-old undergoing such a procedure. What we do, however, is help our patients gain the appearance they desire by consulting with them about their concerns related to thin or deflated lips.
Should you get lip fillers?
Like many other cosmetic treatments, lip fillers can be incredibly valuable in certain situations. That does not mean that every woman should enlarge the size of her lips. Also, it does not mean that bigger is better (look how that idea turned out with breast implants!). When we look at women like Jenner or like Angelina Jolie, we see how the lips take center stage to enhance overall beauty. Conversely, there are examples of overfilling, and the downside to this dramatic augmentation. Some examples of what not to do include actress Lisa Rinna or model Janice Dickinson.
Lip fillers are often used to:
- Make a thin upper lip appear more prominent.
- Make the lips appear more symmetrical, or balanced in their contours.
- Add volume to upper or lower lips that have deflated over the years. This also can restore better definition around the borders of the mouth.
- Minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that have developed along lip borders.
At Sahara medical Institute, you can find the care you need from a friendly inexperienced staff. The product often used to fill out the lips is Juvederm, a trusted filler with a proven history of success. To learn more about lip fillers and how your lips can get a standing ovation, call 702-823-5010.