While long-lasting would be nice-- as would be low cost-- the most important factor for me is natural looking and feeling lips. My friend calls this the Kiss Test. Passing the kiss test means that your kissing partner doesn't notice an unnatural lip texture. Which lip enhancement treatments are most natural feeling and pass the kiss test?
Lip Augmentation That Passes the Kiss Test?
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Best Lip Augmentation Material
The best option that "passes the kiss test" is Hyaluronic acid fillers. They feel natural and are soft. They give you the best result, are absorbable, revisable and reversible if needed. The two main group are Restylane and Juvederm.
Juvederm for lip augmentation
When injected artistically, Juvederm can give a lovely enhancement to lips. It feels very soft and natural and can last 6 to 12 months.
Hyaluronic Acids currently best in the U.S. for natural looking, kissable lips
Natural looking lips are what everone's goal should be during lip augmentation. Unfortunately, the lips are one of the most over-treated areas, and lip augmentation is certainly a procedure that separates the expert injectors from the cosmetic novices and non-specialists.
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Natural Feeling Lip Augmentation
Hyaluronic acid based fillers should have your lips passing the "kiss test" easily! We like Juvederm best--it flows in smoothly and gives the lips a soft, natural look and feel. Other plastic surgeons and injectors use Restylane, another filler based on the same substance. We don't use Radiesse, a filler based on calcium hydroxylapatite (tiny calcium particles suspended in a gel), as it sometimes clumps.
The other advantage of the hyaluronic acid based fillers is that the effects can be reversed with another injection if you decide you don't like the results.
Elliot Jacobs, M.D. New York Plastic Surgeon
When injected in moderation, Hylauronic acids like Restylane and Juvederm Ultra work really well in creating volumized, smooth, natural looking lips that are in proportion. I always say that “if it doesn’t look natural, it doesn’t look good.” My goal is always to create a natural, youthful and enhanced look. Before scheduling any appointment, research the skills, experience and training of the facial plastic surgeon, plastic surgeon or dermatologist to ensure that your lips pass the kiss test. Good Luck!
Passing the kiss test after lip augmentation
In the face it is a good idea to start with something non permanent. The soft and hard tissue of the face will change with time. We usually start out with a hyaluronic acid based filler, (i.e.; juvederm, restylane). Best to see a few experienced injectors and see what they offer. The lips can look natural and still have the volume that you want. The hyaluronic acid usually is soft, smooth, and kissable.
Passing the Kiss Test
I love the term! In my opinion, the kiss test is most easily passed with the hyaluronic acid based fillers. In particular, I use Restylane or Juvederm. Belotero is a newer filler which is very similar and can also be used in the lips. This is a great treatment, and the only downside is that it has to be repeated every 9-12 months.
Hyaluronic acid dermal filler treatments such as juvederm and restylane can pass the kiss test. It is important to choose the right injector for the natural look.
Soft lip filler
PermaLip implants an excellent permanent option
To insert it, the surgeon makes two tiny slits at each end of the lip, and slides the implant in.
We've been offering it for the past year, and have had nothing but success with it, it's truly an alternative to the pain and costs of repeated injections."
In Arizona, the procedure costs around $3500 for both lips but that is a reasonable alternative to spending $600-$800 every four or six months to re-inject lips.
I have a great video on YouTube that explains the procedure in detail and demonstrates a patient who has the implants. I have included the link below.
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