Dr. Joshua Zimm, M.D. Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Top 5 Myths about Lip Fillers

It will look obvious/too done (duck lips)

There is a fine line between creating a result that looks subtle and natural versus one that looks obvious or over-done. When a surgeon uses too much filler, it produces a less-than-natural aesthetic that doesn’t appeal to most. This can easily be avoided by using a clinician who is trained in facial aesthetics. You’ll end up with some subtle changes that will make a big difference while still appearing natural.

Any filler product will work in the lips

This is absolutely not true. Certain products should NOT be put in the lips, such as Radiesse®. Longer acting or permanent fillers such as fat transfer or silicone should be generally avoided in the lips. They are not reversible and require surgery to remove. The best fillers for the lips are Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers, such as Juvederm®, Restylane®, Belotero®. These are safe and reversible.

My lips won’t feel normal/they will feel funny

Using natural products such as Juvederm®, Restylane®, Belotero® will look and feel natural to the touch.

They do not last long

While temporary filler injections may need to be repeated after several months (depending upon individual lip movement), using micro-cannulas makes this a relatively pain-free process, and results in much less bruising or swelling.

The “Kylie Jenner challenge” is an option I can try at home

DO NOT TRY THIS - USA Today The Kylie Jenner Challenge

It can lead to bruising, swelling, and permanent scarring.

For optimal, natural results, see a physician who is trained in facial aesthetics and performs lip fillers regularly.

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NOTICE: This is only a guide and is not a guarantee of results.  This article is for your entertainment only and is not being given as medical advice.  Always consult your personal physician on any medical matters.

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Doctor for Face Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Manhattan Upper East Side 10021
Doctor for Face Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Manhattan Upper East Side 10021
Doctor for Face Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Manhattan Upper East Side 10021
Doctor for Face Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Manhattan Upper East Side 10021
Doctor for Face Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Manhattan Upper East Side 10021
Doctor for Face Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Manhattan Upper East Side 10021
Doctor for Face Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Manhattan Upper East Side 10021
Doctor for Face Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Manhattan Upper East Side 10021
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