How can I avoid an overfilled look with Lip Enhancement?

I want to have fuller lips but I don't want that 'duck bill' look of overfilled lips. What is the best way to keep my results natural?

Answers from doctors (4)


Normand Miller, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT

Published on May 05, 2018

Seeing Before and After pictures of what your provider has done is a very good start. Under the circumstances that you mention, it would be very unusual to need more than 1 syringe.

A newer filler designed more for lip rejuvenation (rather simple volume enhancement) is Volbella, definitely worth considering.

However keep in mind that, irrespective of the filler used, your provider should be able to remain conservative and give you an appealing result.

The last thing I should mention is that most fillers that are currently used (hyaluronic acid base) can be dissolved with Hyaluronidase, should you still be unhappy with the results.

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Answered by Normand Miller, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT

Seeing Before and After pictures of what your provider has done is a very good start. Under the circumstances that you mention, it would be very unusual to need more than 1 syringe.

A newer filler designed more for lip rejuvenation (rather simple volume enhancement) is Volbella, definitely worth considering.

However keep in mind that, irrespective of the filler used, your provider should be able to remain conservative and give you an appealing result.

The last thing I should mention is that most fillers that are currently used (hyaluronic acid base) can be dissolved with Hyaluronidase, should you still be unhappy with the results.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Esta Kronberg, M.D.

Published on Feb 27, 2010

To prevent the duck billed look of fillers you need to tell your doctor your desires for the final outcome. I like to just outline the lips. In this way they are a little enhanced but not too full. This also prevents your lip stick from bleeding.

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Answered by Esta Kronberg, M.D.

To prevent the duck billed look of fillers you need to tell your doctor your desires for the final outcome. I like to just outline the lips. In this way they are a little enhanced but not too full. This also prevents your lip stick from bleeding.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor Rejuve

Published on Feb 24, 2010

The most thing is picking the right provider. There's nothing that replaces experience. Secondly, it is important to use the smaller molecule size fillers like Restylane or Juvederm ultra and not Perlane or Juvederm Ultra Plus. Thirdly, not to put too much.

Answered by Rejuve (View Profile)

The most thing is picking the right provider. There's nothing that replaces experience. Secondly, it is important to use the smaller molecule size fillers like Restylane or Juvederm ultra and not Perlane or Juvederm Ultra Plus. Thirdly, not to put too much.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Celibre Medical Corporation

Published on Feb 23, 2010

To get a natural fill for lips, we stick with a couple simple rules.

1. Generally we always inject only .4ml of Restylane to start. Injecting less at the beginning is a bit more work, but it helps avoid a patient looking overfilled. You can always add more, but the product is difficult to remove once place so start with less.

2. We generally inject the border of the lip where it meets the skin first. This helps the lips invert a bit creating a fuller look without blowing up the body of the lip. If after we fill the border of the lip, the patient still wants more, then we move to the body of the lip.

Following these two rules helps us avoid unsatisfied lip injection patients. Good luck!

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Answered by Celibre Medical Corporation

To get a natural fill for lips, we stick with a couple simple rules.

1. Generally we always inject only .4ml of Restylane to start. Injecting less at the beginning is a bit more work, but it helps avoid a patient looking overfilled. You can always add more, but the product is difficult to remove once place so start with less.

2. We generally inject the border of the lip where it meets the skin first. This helps the lips invert a bit creating a fuller look without blowing up the body of the lip. If after we fill the border of the lip, the patient still wants more, then we move to the body of the lip.

Following these two rules helps us avoid unsatisfied lip injection patients. Good luck!

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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