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The misunderstandings about fillers…

About every other day I have someone ask me why so and so looks the way she does or why the celebrity of the day has “lips like that”? What they are questioning is the look you can get when you add a lot of filler, such as Restylane® or Juvederm®, to the lips or cheek areas. Usually it’s the lips.

Well, the thing is, it’s not the filler and it’s not the injector, at least not in my office, it’s the patient who is directing this. When we inject filler what you see is what you get right on the spot. Now in the day or two after you may have swelling or bruising that can slightly alter what the real result is, but that is transient. So the point is, when you see someone with really full lips, that you might think are overly plumped, well, they are that way because she wanted them that way. We don’t make that decision for the patient.

When we inject filler we have the patient there with mirror in hand. We treat and then have her take a look. If she likes what she sees we stop. If she wants more, we add more in small amounts until she is pleased. It’s that simple. So don’t be afraid of filler!  Fillers are GREAT products and are actually the treatment that is growing in popularity by the day. If you only want a mild to moderate correction/enhancement that is entirely possible.

Fillers are your friend!

Lee Corbett, MD

Medical Director Corbett Cosmetic Aesthetic Surgery and MediSpa

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