All About Lip Filler
and how to tell if you’ll look ducky
What is lip filler and what does it do?
Why do some people look overdone or have duck lips?
How to prevent duck lips
Lips parted with good view of upper teeth= less likely to have ducky appearance when filled with correct amount and technique.
The lip flip with Botox
More on proportions
This study published in JAMA Network surveyed hundreds of people to determine the most pleasing lip proportions in white women. The data determined that a combination of: a total lip surface area increase by 53.5%, linear dimension of 9.6% of the lower face and a ratio of 1:2 between the top and bottom lip was determined to be the most appealing.
When looking at the women below which proportions do you find most attractive?
Note how the lips look alone on the bottom row versus with the rest of this woman’s facial features on the photo directly above. The 1:2 ratio on the lips only photos was most appealing but the young woman also looks attractive with a 1:1 ratio when looking at her whole face.
This is why technique, ratios, and overall facial balance has to be considered when injecting lips. It is not a one size fits all.
As mentioned above a 1:1 ratio of top lip to bottom lip can also be very attractive depending on the client’s ethnicity and facial structure. A few examples are below.
- Lip filler is great for adding volume and definition to the lips for a subtle or dramatic look.
- Pictures online of “overdone” lips are often just caught in the swollen phase and typically will look natural after a few days to a week. Over-filling, technique, allergies, and self-injecting can also create an undesirable look.
- To determine if a ducky appearance is possible open your mouth to see if your top teeth show, if they do not then talk to your provider about how to avoid a duck look.
- Following proportions and filling the proper lip tubercles can lead to a more desirable and natural appearing result.
- Proportions of top to bottom lip typically range from 1:1.6 to 1:1 for the most pleasing appearance depending on baseline lip and face shape as well as ethnicity.
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