and thinning lips
not only make us look older, they can make us look unhappy or unpleasant. With a single enhancement procedure by Dr. Sina, your lips
will look substantially fuller, younger and more defined. After a simple, thirty-minute procedure, you will leave his office ready to show off your new, plumper lips and will no longer have to rely on makeup or other short-term solutions.
When shaping lips
, one must consider definition, which typically results from injections along the white roll, or the edge where lips transition to the regular skin. Philtral
columns going from the nasal base to the upper lip can have a substantial role in upper lip aesthetics
. In addition to definition, shape and volume are significant considerations in lip aesthetics. Different injection zones for shape and volume exist, which can be critically important for making the upper lip
appear natural. The upper lip should have a variation across its lower border, like a seagull. When injectors don’t pay attention to the shaping aspect, a sausage upper lip can result, which can look significantly artificial.
Lower lips typically have a uniform shape all the way across, with a slight volume enhancement centrally. The lower lip volume should slightly outbalance the upper lip in order to maintain balance. Injection strategies should seek to avoid too much puffiness of the lip when viewed from the side and incorporate more vertical height enhancement when viewed from the front.
0.5-1mL of filler is a good typical initial lip volume strategy. Volumes greater than 1mL should be reserved for patients wanting substantial lip volume and often is best done 2 weeks after the initial lip injection procedure. Dr. Sina keeps careful notes of injection volumes and strategies in order to ensure similar results for future treatments and to allow for adjustments in any area(s) that may have been over or under treated at the previous visit. A typical injection map is shown below: