Lip fillers; how much lip fillers I would need to achieve this look? (photos)

I was wondering how much lip fillers I would need to achieve this look? And which lip filers are the best to use .. Is numbing cream better than the blockers?

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Start Conservatively With Lip Augmentation

Less is more when it comes to lip augmentation. To achieve the look you want, I'd recommend no more than one syringe of a hyaluronic-acid based dermal filler such as Juvederm or Restylane. You can always add more, if you wish. Please consult a board-certified dermatologist.


San Diego Dermatologist
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Lip Filler with Microcannula Technique

Thank you for sharing your question. You already have full bodied lips but you may benefit from adding a conservative amount of filler to re-establish the ideal upper to lower lip ratio. In my practice, I apply numbing cream to the lips prior to injections, but I can also do intra-oral nerve blocks for patients who request it. I also prefer to use the microcannula technique, which is essentially bruise-less and minimizes pain and swelling associated with the traditional sharp needle technique. I have had excellent results using this technique and the final product is always even, natural, and flawless. Please be sure to consult with an experienced injector who understands your desired aesthetic. Best of luck with your treatment. 

Kian Karimi, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Lip Augmentation

Thank you for your question. An in-person examination with a board certified facial plastic surgeon would provide the most accurate answer to your question. In general, a smaller injectable amount can be used at first and you and your surgeon can revisit its effectiveness over time before choosing to increase or reduce the regimen. Lip augmentation through fillers and injectibles is available to give you fuller, younger, sensual looking lips and to help improve your self-confidence.

Best wishes,

Ross A. Clevens, MD
Melbourne Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Hello, and thanks for your question and photos. I'd suggest starting with no more than 1 syringe of a hyaluronic acid filler, and then deciding if you want more volume than that. You will likely need around 1.5 cc to achieve that look. 

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