Juvederm lips - Do they look better now than before?
Do you look better now than before you got it? That is the question. It is not whether you liked it better when you were swollen than now. it is only about the improvement relative to the way you were before you walked into your doctor's office.
Improvement from how you looked before is all that Juvederm - or any filler for that matter - can do.
Yes, it is true that all patients look better right after the treatment when there is a lot of extra swelling and the lips look real full, red, and shiny. it always goes down a bit.
Remember that the doctor isn't growing the external skin of your lips - all he or she can do is fill them. And there is a limit to how much a lip can be filled. If you used to have full lips that are now deflated, then you should be able to be quite well filled up with more Juvederm. But if you have naturally small and tight lips that were never very large, then if you add too much, they will just look like a sausage.
This is only supposed to be about improving you relative to the way you used to be. It is not about making anyone look pouty or like Angelina Jolie. It is just supposed to be a fuller version of yourself, the extent to which is determined by the amount of lip skin you have.
And you are correct - the stuff is very expensive. Very expensive. You have to decide if it is worth it for yourself.
I am sorry about your disappointment. Juvederm and Restylane tend to create a very natural pouty look in the lips when injected by an experienced and skilled injector. 1 1/2 syringes is considerable. It would probably not be cost effective so close to your original injection date. An injector or his/her staff have the obligation to set your expectations, but it seems that the product worked as it should have.
Lips can be made fuller, or more "pouty," with hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm, and Perlane. Radiesse and Sculptra are not recommeded for use in the lips. Often, there is some swelling after the treatment, which is expected. In my opinion, a natural look that follows the normal shape and contour of the lip is more desirable than one that is overly inflated. It is always possible to re-evaluate the lips and put more filler once the swelling has resolved.
Lip augmentation has several goals in order to achieve beautiful lips. Pout is one of the features of a sexy lip and can be achieved with hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, or Perlane. There are several techniques that a surgeon may use to inject the lips with these fillers and one of them techniques improved the pout of the lip.
Juvederm and Lip Augmentation
Any temporary filler in the lips is a tricky thing. Unfortunately immediately after injection you will have some amount of swelling. What you want to see are the photos before the injections to see the change from your previous state. I would be very surprised if there is no change. Unfortunately we easily forget what we looked like only a few days ago, especially when something is changed. If you think you want more filler, go for it, but expect to pay more. Unfortunately those are expensive treatments.
Juvederm injected into the lips is a great way to augment the lips. I would not be upset with anyone other than the expectations that you had from the amount that was injected. If you feel you need more to get the desired appearance than speak with your doctor, but expect to pay more. Each syringe is very expensive and some patients do require more to get the desired effect.