The loss or lack of volume on the lips leads many women to invest in filling in order to improve the outline of the mouth and frame their smile. Although effective, this procedure requires some special care so that face harmony is not compromised.
First of all, it is important to evaluate how the technique will be performed. The most suitable is to opt for a temporary filling with hyaluronic acid based gel, which guarantees a more natural result.
Lip filling is performed at the doctor’s office. The patient should always seek a professional who has experience in this procedure, as the filling cannot be done at home, nor by people without proper qualification. The choice of a good specialist is essential to ensure the desired effect, as he/she will be responsible for assessing whether it is really necessary to choose the filling and the best way to do it. The feared “duckbill” effect occurs when the procedure focused on enhancing lip contour is overdone. The natural characteristics of the lips, such as their contour and movements, should be taken into account when filling is performed, so that there is no undesired effect. After 48 hours, the final result of the application can already be contemplated, and can last for up to 9 months, depending on the metabolism.