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Considerations for Bottom Lip Filler

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Do you look in the mirror and wish your lips were a little fuller and more defined? Are your lips uneven or aging, losing their plumpness over time? Many people, whether due to genetics, age, or personal preference, desire a more voluptuous lip shape.

The bottom lip filler is a targeted approach focused on augmenting just the bottom lip to create definition, shape, balance, and that coveted bee-stung appearance. Keep reading to learn all about what bottom lip filler is, how it works, and the many benefits and possibilities it provides for transforming your lips.

What is Bottom Lip Filler?

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Bottom lip filler is a cosmetic injection treatment that uses a soft, gel-like dermal filler substance to add fullness and projection to the lower lip. Fillers add volume that plumps up the lip from the inside out. The results are immediately visible after treatment.

Unlike top lip procedures, bottom lip filler specifically targets the lower lip to create aesthetic balance and proportion between the upper and lower lips. The bottom lip is naturally somewhat fuller, so adding volume in this area can help define shape and create a beautiful pout.

How Does Bottom Lip Filler Work?

The injected filler integrates into the lips’ natural tissues, attracting water molecules and instantly restoring volume. As a result, the bottom lip gains improved shape, definition and the appearance of a fuller, more youthful pout.

With precise injection techniques, fillers can target the bottom lip only, augmenting it separately from the top lip. This allows complete control and customization of your lip proportions and shape.

Benefits of Bottom Lip Filler

Bottom lip filler offers many aesthetic benefits:

Adds VolumePlumps up a thinning bottom lip for a fuller look
Defines ShapeCreates better definition and contour of the bottom lip
Achieves BalanceEvens out uneven or asymmetrical lips
Creates PoutAugments the bottom lip to achieve that desirable pouty shape
Restores FullnessReplaces age-related volume loss in the lower lip
Enhances Cupid’s BowRefines and sculpts the curves of the lip line
Minimally InvasiveUses injectable fillers, not surgery
Natural LookSoftens lips gently for a smooth, natural appearance
CustomizableAllows precise sculpting of the bottom lip specifically

With Ethos Spa Skin and Laser Center’s artistic approach, bottom lip filler can help women and men fulfill their aesthetic goals and develop more balanced, sensually shaped lips.

Are There Any Risks Associated with Bottom Lip Fillers?

Bottom lip fillers are considered a very safe cosmetic treatment when performed by an experienced, licensed practitioner like Dr. Soni. However, as with any procedure, some minimal risks include:

  • Swelling – Temporary swelling and bruising may occur and subside within a week
  • Asymmetry – Slight asymmetry could occur if the filler is not distributed evenly
  • Lumps – Small lumps may temporarily form but usually dissipate
  • Infection – Very rare chance of infection at the injection site
  • Allergic Reaction – Possibility of allergy to the filler for sensitive patients
  • Migration – Extremely rare chance of the filler moving from the injection point

Dr. Soni minimizes risks by adhering to strict safety standards, using sterile techniques, and customizing your treatment plan. If you have concerns, we explain risks fully during your consultation. Any side effects experienced are usually temporary.

Can You Get Lip Filler in the Bottom Lip Only?

Absolutely! With today’s advanced dermal fillers, it’s possible to inject filler precisely into the bottom lip only. The top lip can remain unfilled and natural. Augmenting just the lower lip allows complete control and customization of its shape and projections

Reasons patients may choose bottom lip filler without enhancing the top lip include:

  • The top lip is already full enough, but the bottom lip needs more volume
  • Preferring a more subtle, understated shape versus a overly filled “duck lip” look
  • Wanting to retain the natural shape of the top lip
  • Seeking better balance between top and bottom
  • Defining the bottom lip to achieve that coveted pouty shape

Bottom lip filler augments the part that protrudes, giving you that perfect pillowy lip look. It can also gently smooth out wrinkles like a smoker’s lines around the mouth.

What’s the Difference Between Filler in the Top Lip and Bottom Lip?

While the top and bottom lips can both be enhanced with dermal fillers, there are a few differences in technique and results between the two areas.

The top lip is traditionally filled more subtly, as it is naturally thinner than the bottom lip. Overfilling the top lip tends to look unnatural. The bottom lip is usually augmented more for projection and pout, giving it that fuller, puckered appearance many patients want.

Filler in the top lip adds volume vertically, enhancing lip height. Filler in the bottom lip adds volume horizontally, increasing lip width. Too much filler in the top lip can result in a “duck lip” look. Too much in the bottom lip may look droopy or weighed down.

The bottom lip has well-defined natural borders perfect for subtle reshaping. The top lip’s cupid’s bow can be tricky to augment. For balanced lip fullness, a ratio of less filler in the top lip to more filler in the bottom lip is recommended.

During your consultation at Ethos Spa Skin and Laser Center, we will evaluate your individual goals and anatomy to determine the optimal treatment plan. Our aim is always to get natural-looking results.

Can Lip Fillers be Injected in the Center of the Bottom Lip?

Definitely! We can inject filler precisely into the middle pillowy part of your bottom lip while leaving the outer corners untouched for a customized look. This technique enhances the pout right in the center, giving that desirable bee-stung, protruding shape.

Adding volume just to the center part of the bottom lip allows for precise augmentation and control over the lip proportions. Filler is placed right along the bottom lip’s vermilion border, or where the lip meets the skin of the face, to subtly accentuate your natural shape.

Is It Possible to Get Filler Under the Bottom Lip?

This is an advanced technique that requires expertise and precision to achieve natural-looking results.  Filler can be injected into the chin-lip junction, right below where the bottom lip meets the chin. This can subtly augment the chin area for better balance with the newly plumped lip.

Injecting filler below the bottom lip enhances the projecting upper portions of the chin, increasing definition. This creates a beautiful silhouette and profile. The injector will carefully place filler in the subcutaneous tissues below the bottom lip vermillion border. This avoids altering the actual lip shape.

Moderate amounts of filler are used for subtle augmentation in this delicate area, about 0.5-1mL per side. Too much filler could cause an unnaturally protruding chin. There may be some mild swelling, redness, or tenderness after injections below the bottom lip. This resolves within a few days.

Results from filler placement below the bottom lip can last from 6 months up to 2 years. Most patients see a noticeable improvement in chin projection and lower face balance.

How Much Does Bottom Lip Filler Cost?

The cost of bottom lip filler varies depending on how much filler you need and the provider you choose. On average, lip filler costs approximately $600-$800 per syringe. Since the bottom lip requires less filler than the top, most patients need just 1-2 syringes for the bottom lip. This puts the total cost around $600-$1600.

The specific cost for your treatment will depend on:

  • Number of syringes required
  • Type and brand of filler used
  • Your provider’s level of skill and experience
  • Geographic location and overhead costs

What’s the Procedure for Getting Filler Below the Lower Lip?

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At Ethos Spa Skin and Laser Center, bottom lip filler is a quick 30-45 minute in-office procedure. It involves a few simple steps:

  1. We cleanse and numb the bottom lip area using a topical anesthetic cream to maximize your comfort.
  2. Using a very fine needle, we make strategic injections along the vermilion border of your bottom lip. Filler is also placed at the oral commissures where the lips meet, for subtle lifting of the lip corners.
  3. The filler is deposited deep within the lip tissues to gently volumize from the inside out. Multiple injection points are made to distribute the filler evenly.
  4. After the injections are complete, we may gently massage your lips to ensure the filler integrates smoothly and symmetrically into the surrounding tissues.
  5. We conclude by applying ice to minimize swelling and bruising. We also provide aftercare instructions.
  6. Results are visible right away, with optimal results seen after 1-2 weeks as swelling subsides. Some mild bruising, swelling, tenderness and redness may occur temporarily.

If you’re interested in chin augmentation or improving facial balance, talk to our team about the possibilities filler under the bottom lip can provide. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Soni today to get started!

Dr. Hardik Soni

MD, Founder/Lead Physician

About Dr. Hardik Soni

Dr. Hardik Soni is the founder and Medical Director of Ethos Aesthetics + Wellness. His primary focus is on minimally invasive and non-invasive cosmetic procedures including botulinum injection (Botox and Dysport), dermal fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse), laser hair removal, chemical peels, and laser skin rejuvenation. Dr. Soni believes in a more conservative approach and his first goal is education. Clients are able to determine the ideal treatments after discussion with Dr. Soni regarding the expected outcomes, cost, as well as risks.

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