Say ‘No’ to Trout Pout With Non-Permanent Fillers

lip_enhancementLips tend to thin as we age and this becomes most noticeable in our thirties. Smokers are particularly at risk, with fine lines and wrinkles forming simultaneously. Lip fillers can be the perfect answer, adding extra volume to boost the lips. 

However, many , including celebrities, have made the mistake of getting carried away with lip fillers. Most of us would kill for the bee-stung beauty of Angelina Jolie, but we run the risk of looking more akin to Sponge Bob’s neighbours.

The trout pout was never a trend, yet hundreds still sport fish-like lips.

The list of celebrities to ‘allegedly’ fall prey is endless: Meg Ryan; Patsy Kensit; Melanie Griffith; and who could forget Leslie Ash and Pete Burns? There are definitely risks to choosing the wrong practitioner, so choosing the right product and an experienced doctor has never been more important.

Firstly, the product.

Gone are the days of disastrous lip implants and collagen.  Modern non-permanent lip fillers are, as the name states, temporary – so if you’re not happy with the results, you won’t be stuck with a trout pout forever and results can even be reversed.

There are plenty of options to choose from for beautiful yet natural results. Juvederm, HydraFill, Restylane and Perlane are all good names to look out for. These Dermal lip fillers are made without silicone or fat, so the filler won’t migrate or deliver uneven results. You can choose to enhance volume or reduce the appearance of peri-oral, or smoker’s lines. The corners of the mouth can be plumped up to hide deep lines, and stop the appearance of a permanent frown.

Secondly, choose your practitioner.

As lip fillers take just ten minutes to inject, it can seem irresistible to plump them up pronto. Luckily, most expert doctors will under-correct any issues that you have. They want you to leave the clinic with a subtle, natural look and will offer a 2 week top-up appointment if you want it.

Choose lips that suit your face appropriately, make sure you’re happy with the consultation, and you should be good to go. As a rule, those with smaller features should concentrate on plumping up the border of the lips – don’t get carried away with sheer volume.

Whatever you choose, ensure your lips are in the right hands. There is no better way to achieve luscious, plump lips than to go to an expert practitioner.

Dr Barbara Kubicka

Dr Barbara Kubicka, based in Belgravia, offers beautiful natural-looking lip enhancement for a wide West London clientele, including patients from Chelsea, Mayfair, Knightsbridge and of course Belgravia. With specialist qualifications from the prestigious College de International de Medicine Esthetique in Paris and many years practice, she is a leading expert on the latest cosmetic treatment techniques.

Consultations are available by appointment.  Please call 0207 352 6803 or email