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Enviable Lips: Is Lip Augmentation Right for You?

Kylie Jenner Lip Augmentation

Recently, Kylie Jenner turned heads as she stepped out with what appeared to be dramatically fuller lips. The internet went wild with speculation, were Kylie’s lips natural or a result of cosmetic augmentation? Eventually, Kylie admitted to using a filler. You too can have luscious celebrity-like lips. Dr. Bharti, of Bharti Plastic Surgery, uses both fillers and augmentation to help you achieve enviable, luscious lips.

“I have temporary lip fillers, it’s just an insecurity of mine.” –Kylie Jenner

What is Your Perfect Pout?

Just as our bodies differ, so do our lips. Creating an ideal lip shape is dependent on you as an individual. Lip augmentation improves lip proportion, definition, and volume. When considering an augmentation, make sure to keep in mind:

  • Lips to Eye: The corner of your lips should form a straight line with the midpoint of the pupil.
  • Lips should be full in the center, tapering off as they near the corners.
  • Lips should be symmetrical—balanced side to side, the Cupid’s Bow being the midpoint
  • A Cupid’s Bow is most attractive when it is well defined and symmetrical
  • When looking at your profile, the upper lip should be more prominent—protruding a bit over the bottom lip


Fillers give your lips a rejuvenated and youthful fullness. Fillers add volume, softly and subtly enhancing your natural lip. Common fillers are formulated of hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring substance in our lips. Hyaluronic acid brings water to the surface of the skin to keep it looking fresh and supple. HA can be seen as a sort of ‘shock absorber’ creating lips with a pillow-like fullness.

A quick 15 minute treatment, injectable fillers plump the lip for upwards of seven months. With little downtime, recovery is easy and will not interfere with your busy schedule.


Wanting a permanently plump pout? With the help of lip implants, Dr. Bharti can provide you with long-lasting results. Performed under local anesthesia, the procedure takes under half an hour. Implants are inserted into the lip and manually molded to mimic the natural shape of your lip. Various implant sizes are available—giving you control over your lip’s final look.

Fat Grafting

Similar to an implant, fat grafting will give you long-lasting results. Using your body’s own excess fat allows Dr. Bharti to sculpt and add volume to your lips. Fat is extracted from a donor site, purified, and then carefully injected. Some consider fat to be more pliable than traditional implants—enabling Dr. Bharti to better contour your lip shape.

This summer, create Kylie-like buzz of your own. Full, shapely lips can be yours. To see how lip augmentation can best benefit you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Bharti at Bharti Plastic Surgery.