How does Lip Enhancement Go Wrong?
Many women who are otherwise content with their looks are not satisfied with their lips. They think they are too thin and may not be seen as sexy as women with more plump lips. This dissatisfaction with lips is not limited to the average woman, however. The naturally plump lips of celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Megan Fox, and Dita Von Tesse have become the standard in Hollywood. Many celebrities have visited facial cosmetic surgeons to improve the look of their lips. Unfortunately, there have been many examples of bad results.
Actress Lisa Rinna, better known for her artificially large lips than her roles in Melrose Place and Days of Our Lives, is an extreme example of a lip procedure gone wrong. She had silicone lip injections in her mid-twenties that made her lips abnormally large with uneven lumps throughout. In 2010, she had lip reduction surgery to attempt to correct the abnormalities.
Early in her career, Meg Ryan was seen as exciting and fresh-faced. In her forties, thinking that she would look younger, she received lip fillers along with other facial procedures. Her lips looked fish-like as a result.
To avoid the disastrous looks of these celebrities, patients should first have realistic expectations of results and an understanding of their facial features. Today, fillers such as Juvederm can provide more natural, improved results compared to the silicone injections of the past. One of the most important things for a patient to consider is where they will have their procedure. Many spas and salons offer injections in less-than-sterile environments. Those seeking fillers should only be treated by a board-certified facial plastic surgeon with extensive experience in lip augmentation. Choosing a qualified surgeon will help to minimize risks and potential complications and better ensure a positive outcome and optimal result.