Lip Enhancement

Ideal Lips and How to Get Them

Ideally shaped full lips of a woman after Lip Procedures in Beverly Hills, CA.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. However, when it comes to the lips, there are certain characteristics that make this facial feature more desirable, attractive and sensual. Few people are born with perfect lips, and the qualities of ideal lips are especially difficult maintain as we age. This brings many patients to a qualified plastic surgeon for either surgical or non-surgical lip enhancement. … Continue reading

Lip Filler Gone Wrong: What Now?

Full lips of a woman after Lip Filler Treatment in Beverly Hills, CA.

In today’s world, it is not difficult to find someone who offers dermal filler or facial injections for cosmetic improvement. Plastic surgeons are now joined by estheticians, nurses, dermatologists and even dentists who consider themselves qualified to offer facial injections. Dermal fillers can add volume to areas of the face that have been depleted with age.

When it comes to “plumping” an area of the face to look more attractive, the lips get a lot of attention. Lip fillers can be an excellent way to boost your appearance without the downtime and recovery of plastic surgery. Filling the lips, however, must be done strategically and carefully by a skilled injector. … Continue reading

Lip Lift or Lip Filler?

Beautiful full female lips after cosmetic lip procedures in Beverly Hills, CA.

Your smile is one of the first features that others notice about you. An important framework of your smile is your lips. Unfortunately, the lips tend to thin, wrinkle and lose their volume and definition with age. This can threaten the appearance of straight white teeth as well as alter the way the rest of your face looks proportionally. … Continue reading

Lip Threading: Problems Not Benefits

Female Full Lips

Full lips are undoubtedly a sign of beauty and youth. However, since lips tend to thin and flatten with age, there are many procedures and methods available that aim to plump or lift the lips and improve their appearance. Unfortunately, many of these procedures are not only ineffective, but some can cause more harm than good. Lip threading is an example. … Continue reading

Are Your Lips Shriveled or Luscious?

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When it comes to attaining a youthful, healthy and attractive appearance, never underestimate the power of your lips. Lips that are full, plump and smooth can have a dramatic impact on your overall facial look. Unfortunately, the lips experience the same aging concerns as the rest of your face. They can lose volume and elasticity as well as become damaged by external factors like the sun or smoking. This can cause the lips to become thin, wrinkled and less defined than they once were.

The good news is that there are ways to regain the luscious lips of your youth. In fact, there are some things you can do at home to boost your lip appearance, as well as surgical and non-surgical procedures for a more dramatic cosmetic improvement. … Continue reading

What Makes Lips Attractive?

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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

Is DIY Lip Plumping a Bad Idea?

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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

How Kissable Are Your Lips?

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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

Reclaiming Desirable Lips

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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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