Maybe you’ve looked at Angelina Jolie’s lips and longed for her sultry pout. Maybe you simply look in the mirror or photos and wish your top lip didn’t completely disappear when you smile. Maybe you’ve noticed that your lips definition has begun to disappear as you’ve gotten older leaving you with thinner lips. While Angie’s lips size and shape doesn’t look perfect on every face, it is possible to get fuller, natural looking lips that enhance your appearance and even provide better balance to your overall face symmetry with injectable lip fillers.
However simply getting a filler into your lips is not a guarantee for beautiful lips. We’ve all seen images of over filled and uneven lips. So how do you avoid the over filled, fake appearance? That is where skill, product knowledge, experience, and injection technique come in.
Andrea, our nurse injection specialist at Colorado Plastic Surgery Center, specializes in lips. She recognizes that not all lips are the same and not every patient has the same goals for how they want their lips to look. Sherrie has over 16 years experience with cosmetic injections. Over that time she has developed her injection techniques, as well as her skills with various filler products, to effectively provide patients with the appearance they want to their lips. The results? A beautiful, plump pout.
The Aging Lips
As we age, we begin to loose collagen and fat from our face, including our lips! This loss of volume can cause lips to look thin, as well as rolled in and under. Sherrie is able to enhance their appearance with her “Lip Flip” injection technique that rolls the lip outward to display more of the natural pink lip tissue. Additional volume can be added to the lips to even out irregularities and asymmetries, as well as adding some volume.
Above are examples of “aging lips”. This 50-year-old professional woman and physician began experiencing thinning in her face and lips. Sherrie performed a lip enhancement using injections of Perlane, as part of an overall liquid facelift treatment. By injecting the outer rim of the lips, the upper and lower lips flip revealing more of the pink lip tissue. Additional filler was placed in the center of areas of the top and bottom lips to fill out the shape. In addition, volume was added to the bottom lip to provide a symmetry to the upper lip to create an overall natural appearance to the lips.
The Fuller Pout
On the other hand, maybe that full, luscious pout is what you want. This 29-year-old patient’s top and bottom lips were injected with one syringe of Juvederm. The overall effect provides for fuller, lush lips that still look natural and balanced within the patient’s face.
Whether your looking to diminish lost volume, or simply plump up your lips, it is essential to find a skilled, experience injection specialist to obtain the results you desire. If you want fuller, more shapely lips and are in the Denver, Colorado area, contact us to schedule your appointment with Sherrie, our injection specialist.