Plump, come-hither lips are all the rage in Hollywood and beyond. Unfortunately, in the quest to achieve the perfect pair of lips, some people have gone overboard, allowing their plastic surgeons to provide them with the aptly named “duck lips.” These lips are so plumped up and overfilled that they can be spotted as fakes from miles away.
Fortunately, there’s a way to achieve the kind of plump lips that Angelina Jolie would be jealous of, without worrying about ending up with obvious duck lips. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Doherty – located in Brookline and serving the greater metro Boston area – specializes in creating natural yet plump-looking lips that you’ll love showing off.
Here’s how Dr. Doherty approaches lip-plumping without running into duck lip territory:
- Dr. Doherty provides patients with a number of options they can use to enhance the size of their lips. Hyaluronic acid can be injected in a subtle fashion, so that you end up with a tasteful pout. Additionally, Restalyne is the only filler that has the seal of approval from the FDA; however, Juvederm and Belotero can also be used. Dr. Doherty may also use Sculptra to improve the volume of the body of the lip and collagen synthesis, neuromodulators (Botox or Dysport) to relax the pursuing, an aggressive laser resurfacing to soften the lines and treat skin texture.
- The lip augmentation procedure is performed in Dr. Doherty’s Brookline office for your comfort. Dr. Doherty uses a numbing cream to control pain, as well as titanium ice rollers.
- After the procedure, Dr. Doherty warns patients that a little post-op swelling is normal. Injections should be timed appropriately so you can have the swelling go down without worrying how you look. For example, it’s not recommended to undergo a lip augmentation procedure during your lunch hour – unless you work from home without colleagues, of course!
The best candidates for this procedure are women with thin upper lips looking to counteract the thinning effects of aging.
For more information about the lip augmentation process with Dr. Doherty, schedule a consultation at his cosmetic surgery practice in Brookline, MA (serving the greater metro Boston area). To learn more call at (617) 735.8735 or fill out the form in the top right corner.