Renaissance painters adhered to the "Golden Ratio," or the concept of using mathematical formulas to determine aesthetically pleasing shapes. In modern times, plastic surgeons utilize a similar method to sculpt attractive facial features.
When it comes to the lips, aesthetic preferences vary across different cultures. Europeans tend to favor a defined cupid's bow and subtle volume. Symmetry also matters, with a 1:1 upper-to-lower lip ratio deemed most attractive. (source 1, source 2)
Using ideal proportions and measurements, Dr. Abel Mounir, board-certified plastic surgeon and founder of Manchester Cosmetic Centre, offers natural-looking lip enhancement with lip fillers in Manchester at his private practice.
Dermal fillers are injectable prescription drugs that allow the face to appear fuller, more youthful, and better contoured. Lip fillers are a type of dermal filler used to temporarily enhance the size and shape of naturally thin or ageing lips. Also known as lip enhancement, it is a less-invasive alternative to lip augmentation surgery. During the procedure, Manchester lip fillers provider Dr. Mounir injects the lips using a fine needle or cannula. The process takes less than an hour.
Quite literally, lip injections "fill" the lips with a gel-like substance (typically, hyaluronic acid) to create a plumper pout. Lip fillers can also define the lip border and cupid's bow, as well as reduce fine lines around the mouth.
The most popular lip fillers today contain hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a hydrating and plumping ingredient that is abundant in human skin. The HA in lip fillers is cross-linked with butanediol diglycidyl ether, which binds the HA together. This gives it a soft, flexible gel consistency that holds its shape. Once injected, fillers instantly add volume to plump the lips into the desired shape.
Dr. Mounir has dedicated his life to the art and science of beauty. He relies on years of clinical research to inform his lip injection technique. In a study of 1,011 people in 35 countries, more than 60 percent of participants rated a 1:1 lip ratio most attractive. A well-defined cupid's bow was also highly favored. (Source 1, Source 2) Other studies on facial morphometry have concluded that full lips are more cosmetically appealing than thin lips. (Source) Using this knowledge, Dr. Mounir determines the ideal lip shape for each patient when administering lip fillers, keeping their unique facial anatomy in mind.
For the right candidate, lip enhancement is a convenient, long-lasting way to accentuate the lips.
Unlike surgical lip augmentation, the treatment takes less than an hour, does not require anesthesia, and the results are visible almost immediately. Many patients that decide to have lip fillers report a boost of confidence and feel more attractive.
Benefits of receiving lip fillers may include:
Dr. Abel Mounir enhances the lips with the utmost precision and technical skill. He addresses everything from thin lips, asymmetry, and smoker's lines to disproportionate fullness between the upper to lower lip. He can also make a blurry vermilion border, in which the lip line blends into the adjacent skin, more sharply defined. If you have any of these cosmetic issues, lip fillers may be right for you.
However, Lip fillers are not right for everyone. The ideal candidate does not smoke, is in good health, and has realistic expectations. Individuals prone to bleeding, bruising, and scarring may not be the best candidates.
During your private consultation for lip fillers Manchester plastic surgeon Dr. Mounir will review your medical history, listen to your aesthetic concerns, and examine your lips. If he determines that you are a good candidate for lip fillers, he will curate a bespoke injection plan that keeps your aesthetic goals in mind.
Consider lip fillers in Manchester if you want to address:
There are many dermal fillers on the market today. These include hyaluronic acid fillers (brand names Juvederm and Restylane), calcium hydroxylapatite fillers (Radiesse), and collagen fillers. Some of these injectable fillers are better suited for the lip area than others.
In his decades as a plastic surgeon, Dr. Mounir has found that hyaluronic acid (HA) filler has the widest range of applications for patients seeking lip enhancement. Its smooth, fluid consistency is a perfect match for the delicate lip area.
There are several reasons why he prefers HA fillers. For example, Radiesse has a thicker formulation, which can cause hard lumps or nodules when injected into the lips. Hyaluronic acid lip fillers also have a lower risk of allergy than collagen fillers since HA is a bio-compatible substance that mimics the natural polysaccharides found in the skin, whereas bovine collagen may irritate some individuals.
If you are a candidate for lip enhancement, you may be able to have your procedure the same day as your consultation. Dr. Mounir will disinfect the area and apply ice or a numbing agent before your lip injections begin. He will then inject the filler, artistically shaping the lips into the desired shape. Discomfort is generally modest. Many dermal fillers contain lidocaine to make the injection process comfortable.
Swelling, redness, tenderness, bruising, and pin-point bleeding are common after receiving lip fillers. While there is no true downtime, most patients take a day or two to recover at home.
Your lips will appear swollen for several days. Staying hydrated and sleeping with your head elevated will minimize inflammation. Avoid alcohol, smoking, exercise, blood-thinning medications, and certain supplements as directed.
Filler has an immediate lip plumping effect. However, it takes time to see the final results. After the swelling resolves during the first week or two, your lips will settle into their final shape.
Lip filler is not a permanent solution. To maintain your results, come in once your lip filler wears off. Most patients see Dr. Mounir every six months to a year for a touch-up.
Board-certified Manchester plastic surgeon Dr. Abel Mounir has honed his injection techniques to perfection over several decades. He and his staff put each patient first to ensure they have a positive experience and beautiful outcome. To learn more about lip fillers Manchester residents are encouraged to call his office on 0800 228 9227 to schedule a consultation.
Your uniqueness is beautiful. At Manchester Cosmetic Centre, our goal is to complement and highlight your unique beauty so that you can realize your ideal you.
If you would like to take the first step toward a truly exceptional experience and stunning results, please schedule your consultation with Dr. Abel Mounir today. We offer consultations in Manchester, Liverpool, and Birmingham.
61 King St, Manchester M2 4PD