Do duck lips sound right? Wrong! When people hear the words, lip injections, they may imagine an over-sized, fake-looking pout. Add that misinformation to the long list of fallacies and stigma behind cosmetic procedures. This misinformation and stigma are what keeps otherwise great candidates from achieving that perfect pout.
Injectable dermal filler subtly plumps and enhances the natural shape of your lips. Dermal filler creates a more defined, full appearance and provides symmetry to unbalanced lips. Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery offers all types and variations of dermal fillers that are excellent for softening fine lines around the mouth, adding volume to lips, and creating definition to lip lines.
We are here to set the record straight for those who have been scared out of getting lip injections and for those who are just looking for straightforward answers. Check out these popular myths to find out the facts and truth behind lip fillers.
“I had such an amazing experience with my first time receiving Juvéderm! The staff is so welcoming & friendly, they take their time to teach you about the risks as well as talking me through my procedure. My lips look amazing, barely any bruising & little to no swelling!”
MYTH #1: LIP FILLER NEVER LOOKS NATURAL
We have all seen the fake-looking duck lips that grace our television screens and Instagram feeds, but the idea that lip filler can never look natural is totally false. The most common cause of those unnatural-looking, puffy pouts is overfilling. Dr. Greg Chernoff is a certified injection specialist with more than two decades of experience to help you look and feel “Your Natural Best”. Lip injections at Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery are not overfilled or puffy. They are natural-looking and create beautiful facial harmony and balance.
MYTH #2: IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT TYPE OF FILLER YOU GET
There are many different lip filler options available to patients. Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery offers all dermal filler options that are carefully selected based on the patient’s desired results and consultation. A smooth, small molecule such as Juvederm Volbella or Belotero hyaluronic acid filler are excellent options for softening lip lines, adding volume, and creating definition. Choosing a filler is an important discussion to have with your injection specialist after clearly explaining your goals for the results you would like to achieve.
MYTH #3: IT’S EASY TO GET LIPS THAT LOOK LIKE THOSE OF YOUR FAVORITE CELEBRITY
Wanting your lips to look like Kylie Jenner’s is a little different than wanting your hair to look like Kendall’s. While it is always a good idea to be specific with your injection specialist about your goals, it’s important to have reasonable expectations for your results. Lips are only capable of so much change, even with the help of some lip filler. The best results come from working with the natural lip shape in ways that enhance and complement them.
MYTH #4: YOU CAN GET LIP FILLER THE DAY BEFORE A BIG EVENT
Getting your lips done today for that wedding or special day tomorrow? Think again. Dermal fillers are very hydrophilic, which means that the filler draws in water, causing the lips to swell. Patients may experience swelling after the injection that typically lasts 48 to 72 hours. After the swelling subsides, there may also be bruising. To ensure the easiest recovery, follow your injector’s instructions and also ice your lips after your treatment. At Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery, we take every precaution to avoid bruising, however, you may have small bruises from the treatment. Be sure to leave enough time for your bruises to heal.
MYTH #5: LIP FILLER STRETCHES OUT YOUR LIPS
The skin on our lips is some of the thinnest skin on our bodies, so it seems logical that injecting something into them would cause the skin to stretch, right? That’s just not the case. Your body naturally absorbs filler over time, regardless of where the dermal filler is injected. Your lips should completely return to normal after the filler wears off.
WHY CHOOSE CHERNOFF COSMETIC SURGERY FOR YOUR LIP AUGMENTATION?
At Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery, located in Santa Rosa, CA, Dr. Chernoff and his certified nurse injectors offer a variety of advanced facial injectables to improve the visible signs of aging while enhancing your features to make you feel and look Your Natural Best.
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Dr. Chernoff is a certified injection specialist with over 20 years of experience in training physicians and nurses on the art of meticulous injection techniques Schedule your complimentary consultation today!