Full, voluminous lips have been on trend for some time now. The fuller your lips are, the more youthful you look, as the breakdown of collagen as you get older tends to lead to thinner lips. Finding the right balance between full, youthful lips and too-full, overdone lips can be a challenge. But, there a number of celebrities who have managed to get the balance right, either naturally or with a little help from their facial plastic surgeon.
Take a look at some stars who have covetable lips and find out if it’s a look you can try out for yourself.
Angelina Jolie has turned a lot of heads over the years for everything from showing a bit of leg at an awards ceremony to calling attention to preventative mastectomies. Another feature that has gotten the actor plenty of attention has been her lips. Although plenty of people have wondered if she has had any help adding volume to her pout, Jolie maintains that her lips are naturally full. While Jolie’s lips might be what she was born with, they’ve also been an inspiration to numerous women who have taken a photo of her to a surgeon’s office, asking how they can make their lips similar in size and shape.
Georgia May Jagger
Georgia May Jagger, a fashion model, has genetics on her side when it comes to her full lips. Her father is Mick Jagger, of the Rolling Stones, a band which uses a mouth with full, bright red lips as its logo. Mick Jagger is also well known for his own pair of voluminous lips, which it looks as though he’s passed on to his daughter.
Reality star Kylie Jenner, half sister to Kim Kardashian, has lips that are so in-demand, people tried to imitate her at home using small cups and glasses. The #KylieJennerLipChallenge hashtag ended up raising alarms and led to a number of warnings from facial plastic surgeons, mainly that forcing a glass over the lip area can lead to severe bruising, cuts and permanent damage to the area.
Kylie ended up admitting that her suddenly full lips weren’t the result of her growing up or sucking on a glass, but were instead due to the fact that she saw a plastic surgeon for an injectable filler such as Restylane.
Actor Scarlett Johansson is another celebrity whose lips are in demand. The actor’s lips have a lot going on, not just fullness. They are well balanced and symmetrical, meaning that the upper lip isn’t the same size or larger than the bottom lip. When people see their facial plastic surgeon and ask for lips like Scarlett, what they usually mean is that they want to add volume without it looking as though they’ve had anything done to their mouths.
Ways to Add Volume to Your Lips
Whether you are inspired by the full lips of a celebrity or simply want to add volume to yours because you feel that thin lips make you look angry or older, there are several options for doing it. A facial plastic surgeon add fill up the lips using a temporary injectable filler, usually made from hyaluronic acid or using a permanent implant.
Restylane is a type of filler commonly used to add volume to the lips. The filler is a clear gel that flows easily and feels soft, making it ideal for use in the lip area. There are a few advantages to using hyaluronic acid to fill in the lips. Allergic reactions to the substance aren’t common and no allergy testing is needed before treatment. There’s also almost no downtime after the treatment and most people can head back to work or their daily lives right away.
If you end up not liking your new, fuller lips, the surgeon can reverse the treatment by injecting an enzyme that dissolves the hyaluronic acid. The results from the injection usually last around six months, so you can also take a wait and see approach if you dislike the results.
Lip augmentation using lip implants is designed to be a more permanent option for people who want fuller lips. You might skip using fillers entirely and choose implants at the start or decide on implants after giving temporary fillers a try, if you want the results to last.
While the results from a lip augmentation surgery are permanent, the trade-off is that there is a bit of a recovery period. It can take several weeks for swelling and bruising to diminish and many people find that they want to take about a week to rest and recover from the procedure.
Aging face specialist Dr. Jessica Kulak, who practices at the Naderi Center in Virginia and Maryland, can help you determine how much volume you want to add to your lips and the best method to use to do it. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Kulak at the practice in Virginia, call 703-481-0002. For an appointment at the office in Maryland, call 301-222-2020.