The Art and Approach to Beautiful Lip Injections

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Full, pouty, luscious, enhanced, reshaped… these are the words our patients use when describing the lips they want to achieve through our safe and effective lip injections.

Lip enhancement is quite possibly the easiest treatment to have done wrong if you do not seek a trained and very qualified physician. Successful lip enhancement requires experience, a sense of symmetry and an artistic touch.

As we age, the lips can undergo some of the most dramatic changes relative to the rest of the face. For example, the Cupid’s bow, or area between the two peaks of the upper lip, can flatten with age and the philtral columns, located centrally at the upper lip and extending to the base of the nose, can lose definition. Both the upper and lower lip also become thin and elongated with age.

During your consultation for lip injections , we review these aspects of the lips and more. We assess lip contour, which refers to the general shape and outline of lips as well as the lip volume, which of course has to do with how full your upper and lower lips may be. Based on this assessment, our lip injection patients are placed into one of three categories:

  • Patients with good lip volume but lacking in lip contour or shape
  • Patients with good lip shape but lacking in lip volume
  • Patients lacking in lip volume and lip contour or shape

Symmetry also plays a key role in properly enhanced lips. The ratio of bottom lip to top lip is where many inexperienced injectors go wrong. If too much filler is placed into the upper lip while the lower lip is left untouched, then the perfect ratio is altered. Too much volume and the patient gets the infamous duck lips. Our patients seek lip enhancement that looks natural – perfectly shaped and full lips.

Your physician’s choice of filler is also very important. Newest on the market is very promising Restylane Silk,. This smooth gel is the first and only FDA-approved filler indicated specifically for lip enhancement and treatment of perioral lines. JUVÉDERM Ultra and Restylane are also great fillers for shaping lips and erasing lines around the mouth area. We also use Belotero which is excellent for the fine lines above the lips or small wrinkles around the mouth. Certain cosmetic fillers that you may be familiar with but should not be used for lip injections include Radiesse®, Sculptra®, JUVÉDERM™ Ultra Plus or JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC. We spend time evaluating your needs and responding with a treatment plan to give you pleasing results during your new patient consultation.

Schedule a Consultation

To schedule a new patient consultation with Dr. Shaun Patel, please call 786-618-5039, and we’ll get in touch with you shortly. We look forward to meeting you.

Miami Skin and Vein
6705 Red Road, Suite 608
Coral Gables, Florida 33143
Phone: 786-618-5039




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