Are you constantly seeking the perfect pout? The lips can promote beauty, portray sensuality and make a strong statement about the way you’re feeling. According to American Society of Plastic Surgeons, lip augmentation has been considered the second fastest growing facial procedure in the United States since 2000. This can largely be contributed to our selfie-obsessed generation, where women of all ages try to capture the most attractive lip look possible before they click their smartphone camera.
So what exactly does make lips look attractive or desirable? There are certain lip characteristics that have been shown to matter. In fact, in a February 2017 study, researchers from University of California, Irvine showed more than 400 participants side-by-side images of young Caucasian women’s lips and asked them to rank each photo based on attractiveness. The study evaluated the size of the lips, and more specifically, the upper to lower lip ratio. … Continue reading
It is no secret that women want full and plump lips. Whether it is teen who wants to gain that “pouty lip” appearance or an aging adult who wants to reclaim the lip volume that was lost over time, full lips are undoubtedly a desirable trait. In fact, plump lips are considered a sign of youth and sensuality. This has led many women to turn to Do-It-Yourself Lip Plumping tactics. Unfortunately, relying on YouTube or other Internet sites to guide you through your lip plumping treatment can not only be ineffective, but it can be quite dangerous too. … Continue reading
With the romance of Valentine’s Day still lingering in the air, it is the perfect time to discuss your lips. While beauty is certainly in the eye of the beholder, there are some common lip traits that are considered more attractive than others. The shape, volume and definition of your lips can lure the opposite sex as well as make you look younger and even happier. … Continue reading
We know that the natural aging process can result in sagging tissues, diminished skin elasticity and loss of collagen and fat pads in the face. When considering the lips, these effects can be quite detrimental. To understand why aging lips are so undesirable, it is important to have a good grasp on what attributes make the lips attractive.
There are many features of the mouth that work together to create ideal, desirable lips. First and foremost, lips should have sufficient volume or be “plump.” They should also have a subtle upward turn at the outer corners. The lips look more attractive when there are no fine lines around them, such as smoker’s lines or marionette lines that occur from prolonged muscle use and sagging tissues. Finally, the lips should be smooth and have defined borders. This includes a visible “Cupid’s bow” on the upper lip. Unfortunately, all of these desirable lip traits are threatened as we age.
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If the aging process has taken its toil on your face, your lips are likely included. Although some people are born with thin lips, it is common for the lips to lose volume and sag at the corners as we get older. This can project a sad or angry expression and it counteracts any hope of your lips looking sensual and defined. You also may notice that your lips hide more of your teeth and the distance between your upper lip and nose is lengthened. … Continue reading
When it comes to the signs of aging on your face, you probably think about Crow’s feet or sagging cheeks. But what about your lips? There are specific changes that happen to your lips as you get older – here’s a closer look. … Continue reading
There are many reasons why patients are dissatisfied with the appearance of their lips and want a lip procedure. Many women want a more upward curvature in their lip shape or lips that will reveal their teeth when they smile. Others lack volume in their lips and desire more plump, sensual or youthful lips. If you are unhappy with the way your lips look, a plastic surgeon can help. … Continue reading
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