Initial attempts at beautifying the lips probably started with Cleopatra, who applied red to her lips. Later, silicone was initially used to augment soft tissue of the body and face, including the lips. Now various materials has been developed that could be used for lip augmentation. Some of these materials included collagen (bovine), Gore-Tex, and a cellular human matrix.
The lips are the most malleable and animate of all facial features. Many consider them the most pleasing feature of the lower third of the face. Many ways exist to augment the lips and to change both their animate and/or repose shape.
Dublin people like natural, healthy sensuous lips. As the most expressive feature of the face; lips fascinate and captivate. They never go unnoticed drawing others to their secrets. Today the desire for natural full and well defined lips has never been greater with social media and celebrities like Kylie Jenner and the Kardashians promoting fuller more luscious lip profiles.
The many complex movements and complex vasculature associated with lips can lead to relatively rapid depletion of their shape and contour. Enhancing lips, replenishing their volume and defining their borders in effect restore youthful complexion.
Tissue tailored treatment for the lip will ideally leave them softer, fuller and more sensuous with a noticeably distinct yet natural shape. Patients occasionally refer to this as “kissability.”
Lip augmentation has come a long way. There are various advanced techniques to produce results that suit your face and needs. Dr Kahlout shares his personal views and medical experience about this sensitive lip enhancing treatment in a number of clinic blogs. To find out more please click one of the links below:
All lip procedures at Castleknock Cosmetic Clinic are performed with local anaesthetic (nerve block) and this is, in fact, the recommended ideal way to work on this sensual sensitive part of a person’s face. The ability for the patient to move the lips during this minor surgical procedure is a great advantage, therefore the use of general anaesthesia it is not recommended.
We attempt to limit tissue distortion due to local infiltration of anaesthetic agent, balanced against the ability to use adrenaline in the local anaesthetic to further help with bleeding and we use a cool packs.
Because the lips are so important, treatment is carried at a slow artistic pace. This will limit tissue damage and allow us to bring the best in you. Once work begins, the lips swell quickly because the tissue structure of the epidermis in this area does not resist deformation well; thus, the lips are soft. However, post-procedural application of ice to the lips helps to slow the swelling process over the following 24 hours.
Most reputable dermal filler manufacturers have introduced lip specific hyaluronic acid HA dermal filler. From the tried and trusted Restylane Kysse to Juvéderm Volbela and Belotero soft, lip filler technology is advancing at a rapid rate with newer compound being safer, softer and lasting longer.
The lips thin as people age, and the wet line (skin to pink) moves down and inwards in reference to the overall shape dentition. In addition, the oral commissures (sad corner lines) begin to downturn. These thin, flat, and poorly defined lips impart a sense of age. Small line around the lips (peri-oral lines) begin to appear. Specific procedures address each of these labial-aging signs. Some of these procedures include augmentation to help restore full, well-defined, and proportional lips that impart a sense of beauty and youth.
Large lips are not desirable. Our aim is achieve soft full lips that are well balanced lips with sharp margins. To do this, one or more of these sub-procedures is performed:
Vermilion Border sharpening to stop lipstick bleeding
Lip Volume restoration
Augmentation to a fuller lip shape
Enhancement of silhouette and corners
Cupid’s Bow reconstruction
Lip Pout formation
Specific features of the lips deserve attention. The vermilion border should be clearly defined, sharp, and slightly raised. The Cupid’s bow, the central portion of the upper lip, should be well defined and distinct. Ideally, the lips should have horizontal symmetry, but vertical asymmetry, with the lower lip being slightly larger than the upper lip.
Due to congenital anomaly, ill fitting dentures or old injury the lips shape could become asymmetrical. Indeed this can also result following previous inexperienced work on the lips. A challenging task for us with gratifying outcome. Lateral thinking is required when one is considering shape correction on top of solid anatomy, physiology and the physics of movement. Above all artistry and vision of the future sculpted lip.
Before & After Photos
At Castleknock Cosmetic Clinic Dublin, we only we only perform lip procedures after numbing the lips with local anaesthetic. It’s just too sore otherwise! We only use FDA approved fillers like Restylane, Juvéderm, Teosyal, Belotero and Perfetha.
Prices range from €300-€450 depending on the dermal filler used