Over the past year 8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Skin Clinic in Vancouver has seen an uptick in lip augmentation procedures. According to Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Thomas Buonassisi, the upsides of COVID-19 have given surgical patients the opportunity to drop their worries about any downtime period they might have, now that we can easily hide behind masks. Below, Dr. Buonassisi and his team of Aesthetic Nurse Injectors share their three favourite ways to achieve flirty lips.
lip lift. The Lip Lift is a permanent, minimally invasive surgical procedure that shortens the length of the skin between the cupid’s bow and the base of the nose. It alters proportion and creates a more youthful, feminine look to the lips. ”As a surgical procedure of the face, there are many nuanced considerations to make when performing a lip lift that’s going to give permanent results,” Dr. Buonassisi says. “How much of the cutaneous lip should be removed so the proportion looks just right in the relation to rest of the face? How long and where does the incision need to extend to achieve a considerable result without going overboard? How knowledgeable is the practice with post-procedure scar management options?” At 8 West Clinic, each lip lift surgical plan is finely tailored to the individual patient by Dr. Buonassisi with the techniques that are right for them.
lip injections. Lip injections are a quick, non-invasive way to enhance lip shape and volume. When performed by a skilled injector, lip enhancement treatments can be customized in many ways that are separate from just adding volume, to ensure a natural, individualized result that balances with the rest of the face. With experience in advanced techniques, lip injections can be used to:
- define the lip border;
- define the cupid’s bow;
- balance proportion of asymmetrical lips;
- subtly roll out (or evert) the upper lip;
- reduce appearance of a gummy smile;
- restore a hydrated and healthy appearance to aging lips, and more!
8 West Clinic’s Aesthetic Nurse Injectors have decades of advanced training and skill using the world’s leading brands of hyaluronic acid facial fillers, such as JUVÉDERM and Restylane, to offer the most natural-looking yet impactful results.
lip care at home. Whether to enhance results after a lip procedure or simply to give the lips a bit of TLC, here are some of 8 West’s current favourite skin-friendly lip products to take home from the clinic:
protect. Skinceuticals Antioxidant Lip Repair ($45) is an emollient treatment to smooth the lips while protecting from environmental damage.
plump. Skinceuticals HA Intensifier ($132) is a hyaluronic acid serum to amplify lip hydration, support firmness and fill in lines.
condition. ILIA Tinted Lip Conditioner ($37) is a buildable tinted balm made with organic ingredients to nourish and condition the lips.