Plump Lips Without the Duck Bill Look
- Asked 4 years ago
on CBS today was a dermatologist Dr. Colbert who created his own lip plumping technique he called Colbert Lips. Colbert outlines the vermillion border with hyaluronic acid injections of Restylane or Juvaderm. What technique do you think gives the most natural looking lips that don't get the duck bill appearance -- like you see all over the Housewives of Orange County!
Lip Lift is an alternative to Lip Augmentation
Some patients actually could benefit more from a lift lift instead of a lip augmentation. If the distance from the root (base) of your nose to the upper vermillion border (red part) of your lip is too long, any amount of filler WILL result in duck lips.
The lip lift procedure is a 1-2 hour procedure performed in my procedure room under local anesthesia.
Beautiful lips without looking like a duck
There's no way to describe "the" technique for lip augmentation. A good physician will look at the patient's anatomy, age, current state of volume, and the overall place the lips have in relationship to the rest of the face. Here are some things to think about to get a great result without looking like a duck:
- Seek out the most experienced physician injector in your community.
- Discuss your goals throughly
- A really good physician will explain why s/he plans to place filler in a particular way so that you can understand the expected outcome and are on the same page with goals
- Be willing to be conservative; it's easier to add more after a few weeks than it is to remove it (although removing a hyaluronic acid filler is easy, just rather wasteful).
Fuller Natural Looking Lips
Hyaluronoic acid injections are great lip enhancing tools if the natural anatomy of the lip is respected. An experienced injector will evaluate the client's anatomy of the lip and minimize over plumping of the upper lip.Juvederm will give you fuller yet natural looking lips.
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Lip Enhancement that Looks Natural
What Dr. Colbert is describing is conservative enhancement of the vermillion border; this concept is a good one but is not new, original, or revolutionary. In fact, this concept is employed by many Facial Plastic Surgeons, Plastic Surgeons, and Dermatologists around the country. I believe that hyaluronic acid injections (Restylane and Juvederm) are wonderful tools to enhance the appearance of the lips as long as the natural anatomy of the lip is respected. Lips should be more full centrally than laterally, and the lower lip should be more full than the upper. Over-enhancement of the lips laterally leads to a transformed appearance we refer to as "Grouper Lips", which makes the patient look more like reef dwelling fish than a human.
the procedure designed by Dr. Flowers, whom I was trained under, is a beautiful procedure for lip and mouth rejuvenation for natural looking lips. you can read more at my website
Lip Augmentation, Fuller Lips, Beverly Hills Lip Augmentation, Beverly Hills Lip Enhancement
Ahh, that's the million dollar question...how to avoid the duck look or otherwise unattractive lips after Lip Augmentation. This is not the problem of using any one filler or method of Lip Enhancement but rather a lack of knowledge of the proper aesthetics of the lips as outlined in my new book on the subject. There's a perfect size and proportion to the lips that if acheived using Alloderm, Restylane or Juvederm, the lips are aesthetically attractive. If this proportion is violated, the liops appear ducky, to large and often distorted.
You, as the consumer, should learn what does and does not constitute beauty when it comes to plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments, including Lip Augmentation as this is something not taught to doctors and surgeons during their training...and therefore not common knowledge.
Filler for no duck look
I didn't see the program on CBS, but it doesn't sound like anything new. Most of us inject along the vermillion and in the lip itself. The best way to keep from having a duck shape to the lip is not to over-inject. I personally hate the super fake duck lip look and take great care to keep the lip looking full but natural looking. If you have good communication with your doctor, he/she should be able to help create the look you are seeking.
Dr. Cat Begovic M.D.
Web reference: http://www.makeyouperfect.com
Avoiding duck lips from lip injections
To avoid lip injections that look like duck lips, it's important to match the size of the lips with the overall appearance of the face. Overly voluminous lips on an otherwise gaunt or skinny face looks out of place. Ultimately the amount of plumping is a personal preference and the first time you attempt this procedure, you should take it slowly with your practitioner to make sure you get it right. A couple suggestions to make sure you approach the process slowly.
- Try a .4ml Restylane syringe (or the new .5 ml Juvederm) in the vermilion border. Injecting the border of the lip makes it "roll" open a bit giving it a larger appearance without adding too much volume.
- If you would like more volume after the vermilion border injections, try a .4ml Restylane or Juvederm injection in the body of the lips.
- Finally, if this is not enough volume, consider trying a .8ml or 1ml syringe injected into the body of the lips.
Taking a stepwise approach with your practitioner may take a little more time and expense, but if you want to avoid the look you are describing sometimes it's better to approach the process incrementally. Also, note that swelling is an issue in the lips and you should wait at least a week for swelling to go down before making any decisions about how to proceed in the next step.
Duckbill lips from filler
Too much volume of filler, lack of precision with placement, and paradoxical swelling after hyaluronic acids can occur with both Juvederm or Restylane. Small volumes of filler in the lip both in the border and the lip muscle itself is important initially. More volume can always be added later when the initial result is reevaluated.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.