Tips for Great Lip Filler Results

Lip fillers in New York City

Like any cosmetic procedure, lip fillers should be taken seriously. If you don’t put thought into your decision to get fillers, or you don’t do ample research on your treatment options, you could end up unhappy with your results.

Dr. Joshua Greenwald, a plastic surgeon who is known for his natural approach to all cosmetic procedures, shares his best tips for lip filler results here.

Choose Your Injector Carefully

The experience and skill of your injector will greatly influence the quality of your results. For the most attractive results, you should only trust your lips to someone who is medically qualified, has the proper training and has been performing lip filler treatments for a long time. Do your due diligence: research your injector’s qualifications, look through before-and-after patient images and review patient testimonials.

Be Transparent About Your Goals

When you first meet with your injector, be prepared to explain what you hope to achieve with lip fillers. Do you want to plump up your top lip, bottom lip or both? Do you have asymmetry that needs to be evened out? Do you want your lips to look pouty or more defined and crisp? Clearly communicate these details with your provider. You may want to look through before-and-after images with the injector and pick out examples of patients whom you would like to emulate.

Start With Less

Starting out with a little bit of filler product and slowly adding more is a good way to avoid lips that look “overfilled.” Have your injector build your lips up slowly, using low volumes of filler, and assess the results before asking for more. 

If you are brand new to lip fillers, consider choosing a hyaluronic acid-based filler. These products can be easily dissolved with a special enzyme if you are unhappy with your results.  

Consider Proportions

There is an art and science to using lip fillers. A qualified injector will be meticulous about producing a beautiful lip shape with the proper proportions between your upper lip and lower lip. According to the “golden ratio,” the vertical height of the upper lip to that of the lower lip should be 1:1.6. Your injector should also evaluate your face as a whole and consider the proportion of your lips to the rest of your facial features.

Request a Lip Filler Consultation With Our Team

If you would like to discuss how lip fillers can give you the full, sultry pout you want, Dr. Greenwald and our team invite you to schedule a consultation at our practice. Give us a call or send us an email today.

Dr. Joshua Greenwald is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City who studied and trained at prestigious educational institutions including Columbia University, Emory University, and New York University School of Medicine. His keen aesthetic eye and refined surgical techniques have led him to be a top choice for cosmetic face, breast, and body procedures in NYC. His exceptional patient care has earned him the distinction of “Top Doc” by both Westchester Magazine and Castle & Connolly for over 10 years running. Dr. Greenwald is an active member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Medical Association, and the Westchester County Medical Society.