The Perfect Pout

Young woman with long, dark wavy hair puckering her lips

It only takes a casual glance at Instagram to know lips are “in.” To get that perfect Instagram pout or manly moue, most women and men turn to lip injections of Restylane® Silk and other dermal fillers at our Lexington and London, KY, practice.

What is the best lip filler?

The most common lip filler contains a sugar molecule made naturally by your body. We can inject “off-the-shelf” these hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers to plump the lips to give you that perfect pout. 

How are lip fillers done?

When it comes to lip fillers, it is easier to start conservatively and build from there; too little filler is an easier fix than too much. While products exist to reverse filler, they should be used with caution as they can dissolve your natural HA and lip too.  

The recent aesthetic trend in lip fillers has been exaggerated features—brows and lashes follow this trend, too. We offer a little caution in sizing your lips with filler as exaggerated lips can adversely affect facial proportions and symmetry. So while lush lips are in, a large lower lip can overtake the chin; large lips can also make a large nose more prominent. You can read more about sculpting a face with dermal fillers in this Allure article.

We try to balance the face overall, even while plumping the lip. Your injector might add volume to the cheek to smooth and balance the face. We often build the underlying structures of the face first, so the lips are complimentary in proportion. We’ll discuss this issue as well as the cost of not having a board-certified plastic surgeon perform your injectables in a related blog post.

Celebrities may point to lip filler as their obvious plastic surgery indulgence but not share their rhinoplasty and brow lift that balances their filler lips. A trained plastic surgeon like Dr. Nimtz can help you plump the lip while maintaining proper symmetry and proportion to your face.  

How much are lip injections, and how long do they last?

HA fillers like Restylane Silk and JUVÉDERM® last 6 to 12 months, depending upon how active you are. Your body will continually metabolize the sugar molecule over time. 

On average, these fillers range in cost from $500 to $800 per syringe, so multiple treatments can get costly over time. We offer more permanent options, such as fat grafting to the lip as well as lip implants, but filler can be a good start to see what size you prefer before committing to a longer-lasting treatment.  

If you want to discuss your facial rejuvenation and lip filler options with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Nimtz in Lexington, KY, request a consultation using our online contact form. You can also call our office at (859) 277-9435 (Lexington) or (859) 277-8615 (London) to schedule an appointment.

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