How many syringes would I need to get this look? (photos)

Hello! I posted a picture of my lips currently and the pictures afterwards are what I would want my lips to turn out like. I dont think one syringe would be enough so i was thinking maybe 1 1/2 or 2cc's? Thank you!

Doctor Answers 12

Lip Goals.

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Its is difficult to estimate how many syringes you may need. One syringe can be used wisely to create a recognizeable change. Using one syringe at a time also minimizes swelling and allows lips to stretch to be able to hold volume while maintaining a normal appearance. You have nice shape and some volume already in your lips. I encourage patients to bring in pictures of lips they like.  I would recomend starting with one syringe coming back in 2 to 3 weeks and re evaluating.

How many syringes would I need to get this look?

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Thanks for your question.  You already have more fullness in your upper lip so the injection would be focused on your lower lip and one syringe should suffice.  Once the swelling has resolved you can determine whether any additional touchups are necessary.  There is additional information on the video link above.

Best wishes

Jon A Perlman M.D., FACS
Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery
Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
ABC-TV Extreme Makeover Surgeon
Beverly Hills, California

Jon A. Perlman, MD
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Lip Augmentation With Juvederm

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Lip augmentation is a procedure where filler is injected into the lips to increase volume. I recommend starting with one syringe. Then evaluate your results after 2 weeks after all swelling and bruising resolves. It is best to start with less than more. You do not want to have an overfilled look. I recommend having a consultation with an expert to discuss your desires. Best of Luck!

Hardik Soni, MD (not currently practicing)
Summit Emergency Medicine Physician

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Thanks for your question. Your lips have very nice natural fullness and I would not start with more than 1 syringe. Be sure you seek out a certified injector. Best, Dr. ALDO :)

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Thank you for questions and photos. You have fullness to your lips to begin with, therefore, I would start with 1 syringe of filler. I prefer Juvederm in the lips, but both restylane and Juvederm are appropriate for the lips. I would start with one filler, wait two weeks for all swelling to resolve and if more is needed then you can always go back in for touch ups. 

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