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Anatomy Lesson: Lips The Refinery Med Spa Georgetown, TX

Anatomy Lesson: Lips

In relation to dermal fillers lips often get a bad rap. I think that’s because it is so easy to do them wrong.

Lip anatomy is incredibly complex and can vary widely from person to person. This must be considered when approaching any filler treatment in the lips.

What one person considers “ideal” can be completely different than another person’s dream lips.

Infographic: Ideal lip proportions

There are, however, a few standard “truths”about lips in the aesthetics world

  1. Natural = good, overdone = bad (duh)
  2. Reaching your lip goals can require several treatments at several different appointments
  3. Filler migration is a thing, and steps must be taken to avoid this.
Graphic showing the different parts of the lips and mouth: Philtral Column, Cupid's Box, GK point, Wet/Dry Border, Tubercle, Lower Lip Body, Oral Commissure, Vermillion Border.

When I approach a lip treatmenthere’s what I’m looking at:

  1. Is the patient’s goal reasonable? Have pencil thin lips and want to look like Kylie? You’ll either need to adjust your goals or find another injector.
  2. What aspects of the lip shape need to be addressed? Height, projection, both?
  3. How close to “ideal proportions” are we to start with? How much product will it take us to get there?
  4. Do the lips truly need to be treated? Or are there other facial structures that need to be addressed?
  5. Which product and injection technique will create the most natural result for this patient?
A few of my favorite lips - 6 pictures of lips

Check out a few of my favorite lips from some of the very best injectors above. Which is your favorite?

  1. @the_plastic_pa
  2. @theprincessinjector
  3. @rumaaesthetics
  4. @juliehornelips
  5. @the_plastic_pa

We understand what it feels like to wake up and not feel confident in your appearance. We also understand the concern that aesthetic treatments will change the way you look. At The Refinery we want you to feel confident in our promise to provide you with the most natural results possible. Our aim is not to change the way you look, but to enhance your already beautiful features. We all hope to age gracefully. At The Refinery we focus on prevention to preserve your youthful appearance as long as possible. We have found that prevention in combination with evidence-based treatments gives our patients the ability to “feel like themselves again”. Find out how The Refinery can help you feel like yourself again with a no-obligation consultation today. During your in-depth, comprehensive appointment, we’ll listen to your story, explore your options, and help you find the best way to refine your look.

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