Russian lips have become one of the biggest trends in cosmetic surgery. What exactly are ‘Russian lips? Do they suit everyone? Keep reading!
What Are Russian Lips?
Fancy Instagram trend or real technique? Russian lip filler is a lip injection technique inspired by the style of lips you often see on Russian stacking dolls called matryoshka and babushka. In fact, this specific technique focuses on using hyaluronic acid to shape the lips into a subtle heart shape (like a Russian doll). The pink of the lip is raised higher on the top lip giving the illusion of shortening the philtrum. Equally the bottom lip drops lower giving a deeper ‘v-shaped curve toward the chin. The key difference with this technique is that it keeps the lips pretty flat from the side and so no risk of duck lips.
What’s the difference with classic lip filler?
Most traditional lip filler treatments are used to enhance the shape or volume of the lips. It can address concerns such as unevenness, thinness, or a loss of volume. Russian lips on the other hand are a technic of injection changing the original shape of the lips and their proportions into a specific shape.
Are Russian lips fillers for everyone?
This requires great skills, experience, and knowledge of the underlying anatomy. A consultation with your aesthetic doctor will help you define if the Russian lips are the right choice for you, as every person has a unique lip shape that leads to different techniques. With Russian Lips, the cupid’s bow is accentuated to create something close to a heart shape. Volume and lift are added to the center of the lips while remaining relatively flat to the face. With a doll-like effect.
How long do Russian lips last?
This treatment lasts the same amount of time as traditional lip fillers. As Russian lips are not based on a different product, but rather on a technique. Lip injection will typically last 6 months.