Aesthetics of Lips
Beautiful lips understanding is almost same in every culture. Full and shapely lips are always in the factors that defines beauty. Inspiration to poets and painters. The lips are the most sensual point of our face. The shape of your lips is said to reveal about the sensual side of yours which even you might be unaware of. The Cupid’s bow is a facial feature where the double curve of a the upper lip is said to resemble the bow of Cupid, the Roman god of erotic love. The peaks of the bow coincide with the philtral columns giving a prominent bow appearance to the lip.
The structures that give our lips their full, plump shape begin to wear down over time. Our lips are particularly vulnerable to showing signs of age. They have an especially thin outer layer, which gets even thinner with each passing year. Our skin’s structure gradually breaks down as we age. While this process occurs all over our body, it’s particularly noticeable on our lips. This often leads to the corners of our mouths drooping down in a permanent frown, the upper lip losing its distinctive Cupid’s Bow and our lips losing their fullness and definition. Additionally, vertical lines can often appear, even among non-smokers.
What are the different Lip Aesthetics techniques?
– lip filler injection
– intraoral lip cosmetic surgery
– extraoral lip cosmetic surgery
There is 2 types of Lip augmentation
– Using your own body tissue such as a fat or dermis graft. This is long lasting and as it’s your own tissue you will have no allergy problems. It can however take more time as the tissue needs extracting.
Fat can be harvested from your body (usually your abdomen, hips or thighs) by liposuction. It is then processed and cleansed by being spun at a high speed in a centrifuge before being injected into your lips.
Dermis can be a bi-product of another operation where it would otherwise be discarded such as an abdominal reduction, breast reduction, facelift or a strip of skin can be removed from underneath your buttock crease or a scar. The outer skin is removed and the shaped dermis graft placed into your lips.
– Using a synthetic implant – the most common material used to enlarge lips is a dermal filler. There are many types of lip enhancer dermal fillers.
The most frequently used lip fillers are hyaluronic acid fillers or gels such as Restylane. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in your body so an allergic reaction is unlikely. The amount of hyaluronic acid injected can be controlled, you can have the injections gradually over a series of appointments to achieve your desired look and, they break down naturally with results lasting up to six months.
Other synthetic implants such as GORE-TEX and AlloDerm can also add volume to your lips but there is a chance that your body will reject these implants.