In pursuit of the perfect pout? Plastic surgeon talks lip fillers 101

When it comes to lip fillers, subtlety is key.

This is the advice of Dr Clare Neser, a Cape Town-based cosmetic plastic surgeon.

Lip filling is a type of cosmetic procedure that aims to alter the appearance of the lips by increasing their fullness through enlargement using fillers.

Dr Neser says she has had to dissuaded many clients from taking the procedure too far.

The standard hyaluronic filler procedure typically lasts about nine months, the surgeon explains.

She describes what the procedure entails and shares her professional experiences with clients.

Fillers are typically done using a tiny, 30 gauge needle. There are two types of injections.

Dr Clare Neser, plastic and reconstructive surgeon

You can seen when a lip filler has been done badly.

Dr Clare Neser, plastic and reconstructive surgeon

You get that quintessential trout pout.

Dr Clare Neser, plastic and reconstructive surgeon

There are people who ask for filler to be repeated too soon.

Dr Clare Neser, plastic and reconstructive surgeon

As plastic surgeons, our job is to help people to look and feel their best.

Dr Clare Neser, plastic and reconstructive surgeon

There are more permanent and semi-permanent lip fillers.

Dr Clare Neser, plastic and reconstructive surgeon

You can harvest a person's own fat cells and use them as a lip filler.

Dr Clare Neser, plastic and reconstructive surgeon

The most commonly used dermal filler is hyaluronic acid.

Dr Clare Neser, plastic and reconstructive surgeon

Listen to the insightful discussion during the Fabulous Life feature:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : In pursuit of the perfect pout? Plastic surgeon talks lip fillers 101


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