Many celebrities and reality stars are known for their plastic surgery and have, in most instances, given plastic surgery a negative reputation. This is typically due to overuse or misuse of many cosmetic products on the market today, especially when it comes to lip augmentation. When procedures are performed correctly by a board certified facial plastic surgeon with a great deal of knowledge and experience, the results are beautifully natural and not completely obvious to those around them.
Taylor Armstrong’s lips were a common topic, and target, on previous episodes of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. We can’t forget when Tamra told her “Just go blow up your lips some more!” And you secretly cheered because someone needed to address the “trout pout” at some point. But Taylor doesn’t necessarily like them either. “I had it done in my early twenties, and I don’t know if I would do over it again. But it would require surgery for me to change it now, and I don’t know if that’s something that I would want to jump into either.”
To avoid the “trout pout”, we suggest you do your research on reputable plastic surgeons and procedures. Many of the implants used in previous years have been replaced with more natural looking non-surgical and surgical techniques used today. Dr. Thompson performs a lot of lip augmentation procedures with popular dermal fillers, such as Restylane, Belotero, and Juvederm. He prefers Juvederm as the result is typically smoother and longer lasting. All three dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in the skin and completely safe. The results are immediate with no downtime and typically last between 6 and 9 months. You can learn more on our Lip Augmentation page.
For more permanent results, Dr. Thompson takes fat from another area of a patients body, and uses it to augment the lips. He can also use it to restore lost volume in the face and fill in wrinkles at the same time. This procedure can be done in the office under local anesthetic or in a surgical facility, often when done in combination with facelift surgery or any other facial surgical procedure. For more information, visit our Fat Grafting page.
There is a fine line between beautiful lips and duck lips and many injectors do not know where that line is when it comes to treating patients. And many patients don’t often know where it is either until they start getting comments about their “trout pout” and then they know they’ve gone too far. Dr. Thompson’s patients appreciate that he is open and honest and lets them know when things will begin to look unnatural, which many injectors do not do as more product typically results in more revenue to them.
Whether you are looking to restore lost volume in the lips or plump up what you have, call (801)776-2220 for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Thompson. We have offices in Layton, Bountiful, and Draper, Utah.