What Can Change My Flat Lip To Look Like Rihanna’s?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I am 32 but since I was born my upper lip has never had shape or definition. It’s quite flat. I want to know if it’s possible to have lovely Rihanna type lips. I know there are lots of different types of lip enhancement procedures but I don’t know what would work for me if any of them will.
A: I don’t know whether you could ever have lovely lips like Rihanna, since I don’t know what type of lips you have now. But procedures such as lip lifts, li advancements and other filler volumizing techniques (fat injections, lip implants, synthetic fillers) can go a long way to improving the size and shape of your lips. Depending upon how flat (lack of a cupid’s bow) your upper lip is, either a subnasal lip lift (if it is sort of flat) or a lip advancement (if it is completely flat) can help create a much more prominent cupid’s bow.
A subnasal lip lift can improve the prominence of an under projected upper lip cupid’s bow. If no cupid’s bow is present at all, a lip advancement can completely create a well defined cupid’s bow shape. Adding volume with these excisional lip procedures can complement the additional shape achieved.
Dr. Barry Eppley