With high safety ratings and more lip filler options available than ever, lip augmentation has never been more popular. In fact, lip augmentations are up 43% in women since 2000.

Lip augmentations are up 43% in women since 2000

-American Society of Plastic Surgeons

When you consider the facts, it’s no surprise really. Women (and men) alike love what dermal fillers can do to their appearance, helping them achieve the perfect pout (something that wasn’t an option a decade ago).

Why the sudden popularity? It comes down to a number of factors:

  1. High safety rating
  2. Long lasting results
  3. A variety of lip filler options to choose from
  4. Acceptance by society, with celebrities like Kylie Jenner publicly advocating for lip augmentation.
Kylie Jenner

What is a typical lip augmentation appointment like?

The entire procedure is fast and easy, consisting of only a couple of steps before you’re out the door with beautiful, supple lips:

  1. Your physician will apply a numbing cream like lidocaine on the lips to diminish pain prior to injection.
  2. The length of the procedure will depend on the amount of filler needed to achieve the desired effect. An appointment is typically 15-30 minutes long.
  3. Your physician will inject a specific formulation of filler into your lips, keeping your lip shape and desired effect in mind.
  4. It’s normal for patients to experience swelling, soreness and redness in the days following treatment.

A huge selling point for lip fillers is the ability to reverse their effects should a patient be unhappy with their results.

The enzyme hyaluronidase breaks down the hyaluronic acid found in most lip fillers and bring the lips back to their natural size.

Jennifer Lawrence

According to ASPS data, the most requested celebrity lips in order, are:

  1. Jennifer Lawrence
  2. Scarlett Johansson
  3. Jennifer Garner
  4. Angelina Jolie
  5. Kylie Jenner
  6. Beyonce
  7. Lisa Rinna

There are 6 desired lip shapes to choose from


The Classic lip shape is designed for lips compromised by the aging process. This lip filler style helps diminish wrinkles around the lips and produce an even formation of all five natural planes in the lips for lip enhancement that is subtle and natural looking.


The Rubina lip shape is ideal for those looking for a fuller expression of their lips. When done right, this can be a very flattering pout that produces a full expression of the bottom and top lip.


The Cupid lip shape is one of the rarest lip shapes to have as it mimics the lip shape of pre-adolescent females. It enhances lips that resemble a Cupid’s Bow shape and makes for a full, elegant shape.


The Hollywood lip shape is popular among celebrities for its strong upper lip expression. There is little to no augmentation of the bottom lip, resulting in a very symmetrical lip shape.


Similar to the Hollywood lip shape, the Angelic lip shape provides another full expression of the upper lip. A full upper pout in combination with a narrow lip length can shape and elongate the top lip like angel’s wings.


The Pearlique lip shape is the opposite of the Angelic lip shape. It accentuates the lower lip (as opposed to the upper lip) to create a full, youthful shape.

When it comes to the amount of lip filler you need, less is more.

The typical amount of dermal filler used for lip injections is between a quarter syringe to two syringes.

To give you an idea of how much product that is, consider this:

  • 1 syringe contains 1mlr or 1cc of dermal filler.
  • 5cc is equal to one teaspsoon and 15cc is equal to a tablespoon.
  • When compared to the face, it’s not all that significant. But even one syringe is effective enough to transform your lips.

The anatomical zones of the lips

Knowing the different areas of the lips will help give you an idea of what to expect during your appointment.

Your physician knows the ins and outs of your lips, and exactly where to inject hyaluronic acid to give you lips that are plump yet natural looking.

One final detail…

To get the best results for your lips, it’s important to choose the best quality lip fillers.

At our clinic, we offer clients three different formulations.

Choose from the 3 lip fillers below


Juvederm is one of the most popular dermal fillers available today. It uses hyaluronic acid to add natural-looking volume to the lips.


Restylane is a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid that gives your lips volume and definition for as long as 18 months after treatment.


Perlane has a larger gel particle size than most fillers, making it an ideal, quality solution for deep wrinkles, folds and lip enhancement.

Got further questions about lip fillers?

Don’t hesitate in reaching out to us. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have!

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