Love Your Lips, Lose Your Lines by Valentine’s Day
It’s impossible to overstate the power of a set of youthful, plump lips. In both intimate and non-intimate settings, the lips of someone you’re attracted to can be almost intoxicating, and there’s a lot of evolutionary science backing up a multitude of reasons why. Sexy lips and the area around a person’s mouth are consistently rated among the most important facial features when selecting a mate. At AW Plastic Surgery, one of the most common, minimally invasive treatment methods we use to rejuvenate this facial zone is employing a combination of dermal fillers and facial fat transfer.
This Valentine’s Day, we want you to think about highlighting some of your best features for reminding your lover why they fell under your spell in the first place. In this post, we’ll walk you through a couple of the newest ways to effortlessly fall deeply in love with your lips again while also making the lines around your mouth fade away.
What Makes Us Crave a Set of Sexy Lips?
A study published in an Italian medical journal in 2018 set out to define the ideal set of lips. The study’s authors began by examining about 40 years of research on the concept of beauty and found that an attractive appearance had a “strong influence on that person’s everyday life” and was typically defined by facial features that were proportional and in harmony with each other. This could further be defined as a balanced relationship between “skeletal structures, teeth, and soft tissue.” And finally, their initial research told them that the lips, in particular, were essential to the way humans came to perceive the ideal symmetry and arrangement of facial features.
Lips, they concluded, were indispensable in defining the size of surrounding facial features, and full, youthful lips were heavily associated with the notion of youth and beauty. Not surprisingly, “robust, pouty” lips were noted as an important component in sexual attraction for both men and women.
Injectables and treatments like facial fat grafting are used to restore and enhance structures underneath the surface of our skin that make us look and feel attractive—structures that break down and don’t replenish quite as quickly as we age. Collagen and elastin, for example, are largely responsible for the pouty, naturally voluptuous areas that make us look and feel attractive. None of these areas play as large a role as the lips in defining facial attractiveness.
How Dermal Fillers and Facial Fat Transfer Restore Your Natural Beauty
Targeting thin lips, perioral wrinkles, nasolabial folds, and conditions such as smile lines around the mouth is all about rebuilding volume below the surface of the skin. When it comes to dermal fillers, one of the best ways to do this is with fillers that primarily use hyaluronic acid (HA) as their main active ingredient. Hyaluronic acid fillers possess the ability to draw moisture in and retain it, which is great for giving you plump, sexy lips.
A facial fat graft, also commonly called autologous fat transfer or a fat injection, is when we use liposuction to remove fat cells from a donor site and transfer them to an area where you’d like to restore or enhance fullness. Re-injected fat cells can help fill in sunken contours where you’ve lost a significant amount of collagen and elastin, restoring skin volume and smoothing out persistent lines and wrinkles.
Dermal Fillers and Facial Fat Transfer Offer Quick Results and Recoveries
Whether you’re trying to look your best for an early spring event, rejuvenate your facial appearance after a bleak winter, or practice your power of seduction for the upcoming Valentine’s holiday, soft tissue fillers and facial fat injections offer near-instant results that get even better over time with almost no recovery time.
Although results will vary by patient, most bruising and swelling from these treatments will subside within a couple of days. Fat transfer is slightly more involved than HA fillers but usually allows the recipient to return to their normal routine within about a week.
Contact Us to Learn More about Injectables and Facial Fat Transfer
Dr. Anthony Wilson, a board-certified plastic surgeon, can help determine the best treatment option for you if you’re wanting to fill in lines and wrinkles and boost volume in the facial features surrounding your mouth.
Call AW Plastic Surgery in Portsmouth, NH for your consultation at (603) 294-4526, or you can send us a message with your questions and comments through our website.