by Dr. David Deng
The lips are the most beautiful and attractive region of a woman’s face. Therefore, it is an important area when it comes to facial aesthetic enhancement. Aging results in a decrease in lips volume and definition. These days, lips filler has been popularised as a lunch time procedure. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons report, there is an increase of 66% in lips augmentations for 18 to 55 plus year olds between the year 2000 and 2018.
However, lips filler to get the perfect lips is not always so straightforward. The most common misconception of lips filler that patients have is that it will result in over-volumized and unnatural looking lips. This is further fuelled by social media images of botched lips filler results. In addition, the traditional lips filler approach that aims to volumize the lips for that “Kim Kardashian” look may not be suitable for all Asians who generally have a softer facial aesthetic profile compared to their Caucasian counterparts.
Hence, it is important that medical practitioners discuss with their patients on the goals of treatment prior to administering lips filler. This is because no two lips are the same and no two patients want the same results. The amount of lips definition and volume enhancement should be customised depending on the patient’s lips size and… To read more, click here.