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Aging also changes the shape of the lips and mouth, as the skin, fat and muscle of the area thin and as structural support for the lip structures diminishes with age related bone loss. Over time vertical lines often appear above and below the lips, and the corners of the mouth can begin to droop. All of these problems can be corrected safely and painlessly without surgery or excessive swelling.

The ideal lip shape varies depending on the person’s racial background. There are, however, some general guidelines that hold up cross-culturally. For example, a pleasing lip width is where the corners line up with the midpoint of the eye.

An example of culturally variable aesthetics is that for Caucasians, the lower lip should project slightly beyond the upper lip with a well-defined cupid’s bow. Fullness should taper off at the corners and the ratio of upper to lower lip should be 40:60. For our Asian and African American clients, the upper and lower lips can be equally full.

Our injectors evaluate your facial features comprehensively and recommend improvements with the goal of achieving overall harmony. This approach, known as facial balancing or harmonization, focuses on optimizing the symmetry and proportion of your facial features to create a balanced and natural appearance.

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During your initial consultation, Dr. Rivkin will evaluate your unique needs and desired end results, as well as explain the procedure. He will also help you determine which type of filler will work best with your body and skin type to achieve the look you desire. You will have the opportunity to view before and after photos, so you will know exactly what to expect from the treatment.

Before the procedure, we will always numb your lips with topical numbing cream so that your experience will be as painless as possible. You will still feel mild discomfort since the lips are the most sensitive areas of the face, but it should be easily manageable.

Lip augmentation with Juvederm or Restylane Refyne takes about 15 minutes to perform and usually lasts about 6 to 12 months. When the product dissolves, it does so evenly and symmetrically, without bumps or irregularities. There is the possibility of mild swelling and bruising, as the lips are very vascular. These side effects are uncommon, but if they happen, they should subside within a few days.

Lip filler injection is one of the most popular aesthetic enhancements. Many patients are concerned that they will look overdone or resemble a duck after the procedure, but this is absolutely not the case at RIVKIN Aesthetics.

The results of a correctly performed lip augmentation procedure should be very natural. Friends may notice that the person looks “fresher,” or better, but they should not be able to figure out that a cosmetic procedure has been performed.

When an injector does not adhere to the proper ratios, symmetry and correct facial proportion, then lips can appear unnatural or overdone. At RIVKIN Aesthetics, you can rest assured that our practitioners are highly skilled and will never inject too much product.

In fact, Dr. Rivkin and other injectors at Rivkin Aesthetics have been known to turn away patients that seek an unnatural or overdone look.

To learn more about our injectors’ lip enhancement techniques or to schedule a consultation for lip enhancement, contact us online or by phone today. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to answer any questions before your appointment.