Last month Kylie Jenner revealed on Instagram more natural-looking lips. When asked about the paring down of her signature pout (above), she simply replied, “i got rid of all my filler.” Beauty Undercover asks, will women around the world follow suit and kiss lip-fillers goodbye? According to top New York/New Jersey facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Andrew Miller, “Some women will blindly follow what Kylie does, but we always encourage our patients to do what’s best for them – what will make them look best and most natural.” Dissolving hyaluronic acid fillers is not a new or controversial procedure. Doctors simply inject an enzyme called Hyaluronidase into the filler area, with results usually seen in a couple of days to a week. Sometimes, though, more than one injection is required.
Natural has always been on-trend; however, according to Dr. Miller, “that doesn’t mean that aspects of the body can’t be enhanced and made to look a lot better while still being in the realm of natural.” So how does he enhance the lips while keeping the look natural? “You basically get a natural looking mouth by working within the confines of the patients natural anatomy,” he explains. But how can one avoid the dreaded “trout-pout”? Quite simply, “If the upper lip naturally protrudes some, then you don’t want to overfill it or it will just stick out more,” he explains.
While most doctors continue to use a form of hyaluronic acid to enhance lip volume, silicone (once a four-letter word) is, surprisingly, making a comeback. “Silicone is a very viable option,” according to Dr. Millers. “It is now a much higher grade of silicone than in years past, and as long as the microdroplet technique is done over a few sessions, the result looks very natural and can be semi permanent.”