When it comes to the perfect pout, what do your lips say?
While we used to frequently encounter that so-called "trout pout" of the last decade, today there’s definitely a backlash against any enhancement that looks obvious and “overdone.”
“It’s about enhancing your natural lip contours,” says Dr. Few. “If you try to change the shape, you could have a very unnatural-looking result.”
But how do you know? Dr. Few offers up 5 lip tips that will wipe the pout off your lips and leave you all smiles:
- The upper lip shouldn’t be larger than the lower lip.
“Although Julia Roberts has a larger upper lip [and pulls it off!], it’s generally an unnatural proportion and will result in an unnatural looking lip,” says Dr. Few.
- Enhance your natural lip definition.
“Don’t just make your lips bigger. This is a common mistake that creates those unnaturally protruding ‘duck lips’.”
- Don’t expect to erase all your lip and mouth ridges and folds.
“If you inject too much filler, the skin will stretch and create what we call ‘sausage lips’.”
- Maintain your filler. (Restylane lasts approximately 6 months.)
“Regular maintenance of your lips will create a more natural look, so don’t wait until it disappears to get a refill.”
- Avoid permanent fillers in the lips.
“While the idea of a permanent filler is appealing, if you don’t like your result, you’ll have to have it surgically removed. As we like to say in the industry, permanent fillers, permanent problems.”