What Is The Most Natural Lip Injectable Filler?
Q: Dr. Eppley, What is the most natural lip augmentation filler that you offer?
A: When someone speaks of a ‘natural’ lip augmentation result or procedure, they could mean two distinctly different things…that the material that is implanted is natural or that they want a natural-looking result. For lip injections, the most natural filler is fat. (although by far the most common lip filler materials used are hyaluron-based like Juvederm for example) Fat may be the most natural injectable filler for the lips but it has a poor track record of graft take and requires more of a surgical procedure to do it. (liposuction harvest)
A natural result in lip augmentation is generally one that is not overdone or has had too much filler placed. It is unnatural when the upper lip becomes bigger than the lower lip. Most of the time patients want an upper lip augmentation whose size (vertical vermilion height) matches that of the larger lower lip. That is influenced as much by the technique and volume of injectable filler material added than it is by any specific injectable filler material.
Most likely you are referring to the latter where the result does not appear as if ‘something had be done’ or the dreaded ‘duck lip’ result.
Dr. Barry Eppley