Top 5 Lip-filler Myths

Dr Sabba

12th September 2017

Many of us have seen pictures of bad lip fillers as they are sadly quite common; over-inflated, lumpy, swollen and asymmetrical lips are seen frequently on the internet.  Also peoples definition of what constitutes natural-looking lip filler can vary dramatically.  To me natural-looking lip filler is when a lip has been enhanced in such a way that an individual appears more beautiful without others being able to tell that filler has been placed.

Here are the top 5 myths people have when it comes to lip fillers which I will explore in more detail to offer some clarity.  This will hopefully provide you with some reassurance if this is something you are considering.

 

1.I WILL HAVE A TROUT POUT

This has to be one of the biggest concerns from those I see.  Unfortunately over-filled lips are very common and understandable off-putting for those who do want to enhance their lips naturally.  However lips can be injected in a way that provides a completely natural result where no one else can tell that filler has been placed and which will give you the result you have been seeking.  This is done through careful selection of sites and doses.

 

2.  LIP FILLERS REALLY REALLY REALLY HURT!

Again this is very high up in the list of concerns about lip filler.  I have injected countless lips and I haven’t yet encountered a person who has been unable to tolerate the procedure.  Even if someone does find it uncomfortable it usually doesn’t stop them from coming back the following year for a repeat procedure as they love the results so much.  I use local anaesthetic cream and the filler also contains lidocaine which numbs the lips.  Injecting technique is also important.  Being gentle and injecting small amounts at a time helps enormously.

 

3.  MY LIPS WILL GO LUMPY

Sometimes the filler can collect into lumps.  Simple massage during the procedure prevents lumps from forming.  I always ensure that my client cannot feel any lumps before they leave and this is usually enough however if on the rare occasion a lump does develop afterwards, again massage works very well.  You should ensure that your practitioner would be able to see you again if you had any concerns.

 

4.  FILLER IS ONLY FOR THIN LIPS

Having thin lips is a very common reason for people to have lip filler however there are other reasons a person may seek out treatment.  These include providing definition to the lip border (as this is something we lose with age), definition to the cupids bow, treating down-turning of the lip corners, asymmetry and correcting proportions.

 

5.  ONCE YOU START HAVING LIP FILLER YOU WILL NEED TO CONTINUE AS YOUR LIPS WILL STRETCH AND SAG

This is not true.  In fact rather than sagging the opposite is likely to occur as lip injections actually stimulate collagen production making the skin firmer and appear more youthful.  Over time your natural enzymes will break down the filler gradually leaving no sagging due to the increased collagen production.

 

For further information or to book a consultation please call 020 3633 4908, email info@drsabba.co.uk or DM @drsabba

 

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