When it comes to cosmetic contouring of the face, it’s safe to say that 2017 has been the year of lip fillers. But what does that mean for the rest of your visage?
We know that it’s led to a rise in chin fillers (often needed, apparently, to balance out the proportions of a fuller mouth), but another consequence of the lip job – namely a bad job – has been its impact on your smile.
“When my clients have excess lip filler,” celebrity dentist Dr Richard Marque tells Bazaar, “you suddenly can’t see their teeth anymore when they smile”. Why so? “The lips are simply too big.” Seems a shame when they’re shelling out on top notch dentistry work.
If you’re also in the business of spending on your teeth as much as your lips – investing in whitening, veneers, implants, adult braces or more – then take Dr Marques’ advice.
“It’s better to have your dental work done first, and have any cosmetic work done to your lips afterwards to balance the proportions,” he advises. And it should go without saying to exercise restraint. “You can always add more filler,” he says. “You’re better to do a little, and add more if wanted.”
Of course, nowadays, people behind celebrity smiles like Dr Marques may well specialise in both cosmetic dentistry and facial injectables. So, “if possible, see one doctor for both,” he says. “Or work with a team of doctors who understand each other’s work.”
Who knew there was so much more to getting your lips done.
From: Harper’s BAZAAR UK