We so often see photographs of celebrities that have duck lips. If you don’t know what I am referring to, just tune into an episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and take a look at most of the women.
You know the story–the lips protrude out like duck bills because too much filler is put into the lips. While Taylor wins the prize, Kyle is catching up to her. It does look terrible. So, what exactly is the problem and how can YOU avoid getting duck lips? One solution to this problem is a procedure called the lip lift.
Most people get fillers put into their lips because they want the lips to be more youthful and sexy looking. Generally, everybody thinks that ‘bigger lips = more youthful’. But in reality, that is not the case. Let’s think about this– Let’s assume you are 35 years old and you are thinking about what your lips looked like when you were 25 years old. So, did your lips shrink? What happened? What is really different?
While your lips have become thinner with age, something else has happened. Gravity has happened. Yes, the position of the upper lip has been affected by gravity. The result is that when your mouth is at a resting position, you can no longer see your front teeth because the top lip is now lower. This has the affect of making your overall facial appearance look harder and older.
So what is the answer? The lip lift ! The lip lift is a procedure which will remove a very tiny amount of skin right at the base of the nose. It elevates the top lip, exposes a tiny bit more of the red pigment portion, and brings your lips back to that ‘oh so sexy and youthful’ look.
Dr. Rodriguez has been peforming the lip lift procedure for many years. Patients fly in from all over the world to get this done. It’s a very simple procedure which is done in the office under local anesthesia. He has been writing about the lip lift right here in this blog for many years. Below are some articles which describe the lip lift procedure in more detail. If you have any questions, please post them here and Dr. Rodriguez will personally answer them.
- Lip Augmentation, duck lips, and lip lifts
- Lip Lift- A Technical Description of the Procedre
- The Lip Lift: more youthful lips without the use of fillers
If you are plagued by the Real Housewives Duck Lip Syndrome, give us a call because Dr. Rodriguez can help you. Stop getting fillers and get a lip lift.
CosmeticSurg Staff Writer
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