The Science Behind Sexy Lips

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. What better time to make sure you have the perfect pout, for that perfect Valentine’s Day kiss? What makes lips sexy? Is it a perfect cupid’s bow? Volume? Eliminating the fine lines and wrinkles in the peri-oral area also known as the ‘smokers lines?’ Or is it completely subjective?

According to a study published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery in 2017, lips with a surface area that is 53.5% bigger than the women’s baseline - natural mouth size - and that take up about 10% of the lower third of their face are found to be more attractive. In addition to the increase from baseline size, the sexiest ratio for lips is 1:2; this means that the upper lip is half the size of the bottom lip, but current aesthetic trends vary in ratio.

Lately, the media has influenced a preference towards a more 1:1 ratio, but 1:2 is what the study found to be a more attractive and natural ratio. Alternatively, a 2:1 ratio where the upper lip is twice the size of the bottom lip, was deemed to be the least attractive.

So, how can you obtain the perfect size and ratio for you? When you come in for an assessment with one of talented nurses, they will look at the specific shape, size and ratio of your lips in proportion to your overall face, discuss your goals, and create a custom treatment plan just for you. We offer a variety of dermal fillers for the lips that can enhance your face so you can look and feel your BeST! Add a skinBe drip to maximize the results, creating a hydrated look that can last longer!

Beth Donaldson