Lip fillers experienced an explosion in popularity, with Kylie Jenner and her dramatic lip look leading the way. However, that’s not the look most people want to achieve. We’ve had people hesitate to get lip fillers out of concern that their lips will look overdone or fake. Have no fear: a dermatologist like Dr. Zena Gabriel has the skill and knowledge of anatomy to achieve beautiful, natural-looking results.
When someone has overly inflated lips, you notice immediately because those lips don’t fit their facial features. Dr. Zena and all the injectors at ZENA Medical are trained to analyze your entire face as a canvas when assessing how to enhance your lips. Dr. Zena considers several aspects of lip anatomy to achieve natural-looking lips rather than just adding size.
Dr. Zena also considers factors such as the anatomically correct dimensions of the lips. Lips have natural curves, undulations, and asymmetrical areas that require artistry and skill. A beautiful, full lip is not just two sausages on top of each other…but natural lips have curves and a flow.
Choosing the correct lip filler is a process, and Dr. Zena and all the ZENA Medical providers will choose the right filler or fillers for you. Counterintuitively, thin lips do not require a thinner filler. Instead, they typically need a thick filler such as Juvederm Plus to add robust shape and girth. Thicker lips benefit more from a thinner, more delicate filler like Belotero® and Restylane®. Filler thickness and quality is a palette that allows an injector’s artistic eye to create plump, natural-looking lips. Combining lip fillers, a few different ones for one lip injection, is a common trade secret that lets experts like Dr. Zena create an even, smooth, defined look.
To make lip filler look natural, your injector needs to consider the correct proportions of a natural lip. The lower lip should be 1.6 times larger than the upper lip and have a small pout in the center. When looking at the face, about 70% of the lip volume should fall between your nostrils. When these anatomical features are considered, you can achieve natural-looking results.
Dr. Zena and her team take lips very seriously. As a dermatologist, she has an extensive knowledge of facial anatomy that lets her create a balanced, harmonious appearance. Simple mistakes like overfilling the upper lip can make you look older instead of younger. Dr. Zena respects the anatomy of your lips, so your results always look natural. Plus, anatomy is critically important and vessels and other structures can be damaged and tissue necrosis (death) can be caused by improper injections. Being in the hands of an experienced injector is paramount.
As a dermatologist, Dr. Zena frequently sees people who had adverse effects after lip fillers. When people have a problem they usually go to the top person – an expert in dermatology. Dr. Zena and her team deal with complications and improper injections done at other clinics frequently. Inappropriate filler placement can cause many problems and providers that know how to handle complications raises the bar and provide that extra layer of know-how that is lacking in this industry.
Swelling after lip filler typically lasts three days. About 15% of people will have minor bruising, which should fade after about five to seven days. Since the lips are not highly vascular, they do not bruise as easily as other areas. Dr. Zena and her team will schedule a complimentary follow-up appointment to adjust and perfect your results.
If you’d like to explore lip filler, we encourage you to schedule a private consultation at ZENA Medical in Newport Beach, California today. Our doctors, nurse practitioners are expert injectors and will make sure your outcome is optimal and safe. Call us at (949) 200-8222 or fill out our convenient contact form on Zenamedical.com. We look forward to meeting you!
*Individual Results May Vary