What’s the Right Amount of Lip Filler?
Lip filler injections require a great deal of experience, an artistic eye and technical skill. AMAE Med Spa in Birmingham, MI we create beautifully voluptuous lips with state-of-the-art lip filler techniques – that enhance your appearance without altering “who you are.”
In this article we discuss how to creates natural, youthful, sexy lips with lip fillers, without looking artificial.
Lip Fillers: Know When to Say “When”
Injectable fillers like Ultra, Volbella, and Juvederm all can be used to add volume to the lips during lip augmentation procedures. But a recent study reported by JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, reveals plastic surgeons agree that to prevent unnatural appearances after a lip augmentation procedure there is an optimal amount of lip filler to use.
If too much lip filler is injected the patient may be left with unnatural exaggerated lips that can detract from her appearance, rather than enhance it.
How People Perceive Lip Fillers
In order to achieve the best results for their patients, medical experts wanted to understand what perceptions were when it came to a natural lip appearance. To that end, 98 men and women volunteers were asked to study photos of a female model’s lips. In each set of photos, the model’s lips had been digitally altered in 5 areas – the lower lip, the upper lip, the Cupid’s bow, and the upper and lower lips combined.
Participants then used an online survey to view the photos in random order over a two-month period. Each photo had associated questionnaires, which the survey respondents completed based on if they thought the lips had been augmented, and if so, did they feel the lips were appealing and natural or did they seem artificial and obviously enhanced.
Research participants were asked to judge the photos based on their personal feelings of what natural lips looked like. Fifty percent of those surveyed thought the model’s lips looked unnatural if the size ratio between the top and bottom lips varied outside of a very narrow acceptable range.
If both lips were enhanced in proportion to one another the results were considered to be more believable, as well as more attractive. And nearly any enhancement that obscured or altered the “Cupid’s bow” – however minor – was judged as looking unnatural, as well.
Lip augmentation that was considered to look the most natural typically involved modification of both the upper and lower lips. The bottom line being that beauty is not just a matter of how much lip filler you use – it is also a matter of proportion.
How Much Lip Filler is Right for You
Skilled doctors and nurse injectors focus on enhancing a patient’s existing lip structure rather than going to extremes and creating a completely different lip profile. This is especially true of the v-shape at the center of the top lip, commonly referred to as the Cupid’s bow. And, the proper amount of lip filler is critical to earning the best results.
Dr. Ali and the nurse injectors at AMAE Med Spa in Birmingham, MI help patients choose the right lip filler, lip size and lip proportions that are best suited for their face. We will achieve a natural lip augmentation that is natural looking as well as more beautiful.
Best Lip Fillers – Birmingham, MI
Birmingham, MI area board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali offers the absolute best technologies and techniques in lip fillers. He will give you gorgeous, sexy lips so you feel attractive, confident and always selfie-ready!
Schedule a lip filler appointment in our Birmingham, MI area MedSpa, then relax while we make you look and feel even more beautiful!
Birmingham, MI Lip Filler Appointment: 248.335.7200