Lip augmentation has always been a popular cosmetic treatment. But, in recent years, this treatment has only grown more widespread and available to the public, and new techniques have even emerged!
On the whole, lip augmentation is a pretty standard medical procedure. Your doctor injects a hyaluronic acid filler into your lips with a thin needle. Using this filler, a medical professional can boost the volume of your lips and even change their shape to something that is more desirable to you.
Still, there are many different ways to reshape and fill in your lips. Doctors can even change the contours of your lips and give you a more prominent cupid’s bow. This technique is known as the Russian lip technique.
This particular version of lip augmentation has really taken hold of the beauty world over the past year. And, if you have a social media account on TikTok or Instagram, you’ve probably noticed that a lot of people are getting Russian lips.
This is a newer form of lip augmentation, and it takes more skill and artistry than you would think to perform the Russian lip technique. At Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique, though, we are committed to giving you the best Russian lips. Our medical staff has the experience and skill to help you meet your beauty goals, and give you natural and beautiful looking lips with the Russian technique.
However, before you get this lip treatment, read over this guide we have written. Here, we will talk about the Russian lip technique in detail, this way you can understand how it is done, what you can expect, and other relevant information about this beauty procedure.
What Exactly Is The Russian Lip Technique?
The Russian lip technique is the latest cosmetic trend to hit the beauty world. Women in Russia are already familiar with this type of lip treatment and have been using it since 2015. But, throughout 2021, more people across the globe have requested this type of lip treatment, mostly due to the pleasing lip shape this procedure creates.
Russian lips are modeled after the famous Russian nesting dolls. These colorful dolls are known for their prominent and perfect lips, and doctors have started to inject lip fillers to achieve the shape found on nesting dolls.
In particular, this lip treatment enhances your cupid’s bow to make it more shaped and visible. It also gives your lips a beautiful heart shape look, as the injection material is placed in the center of the lips, instead of throughout the lips.
This might seem like an odd way to inject fillers, but with only the central part of the lip filler, patients get a more youthful and unique doll-like look. Your lips will look natural and fully plump, but with the center of the lips fully heightened, you will have a nice lip shape that resembles a Russian doll.
How Is This Procedure Performed, And How is The Russian Lip Technique Different From The Standard Lip Filler Technique?
The Russian lip technique does share some similarities with the standard lip filler technique. Both lip treatments improve the look of your lips and fight against the signs of lip aging and lip thinness. But, what specific differences separate these two techniques?
Part of this has to do with the way the lip filler is injected. With a standard lip treatment, the needle is placed in a horizontal position, then the filler is injected into the lip. This placement allows the lip to get fully plumped, as the filler will spread more evenly throughout the entirety of the lip.
The Russian lip technique, on the other hand, requires way more precision and time to perform. Your doctor will have to use a much smaller needle to target a specific area of the lip. And, the needle will be placed in a vertical position, this way the filler can be injected in the center of your lips and other necessary areas.
Really, the key difference is that the Russian lip filler technique aims to heighten the central part of the lip. As this technique is focused on enhancing the center of the lips, it creates a more heart-like shape.
In comparison, the standard lip technique creates fullness throughout the entire lip to give it a general more full look without a super precise shape of the Russian technique.
The way this lip technique is performed is definitely unique, but there are other differences to consider, as well. Not only is the needle injected differently in the Russian technique, but the cost will be different when compared to a standard lip enhancement.
Mostly, this is due to the cost of materials, and the extra time needed to make this look come to life. To get Russian lips, generally, more filler is needed to plump up the lip and make it look more doll-like. The additional amount of filler and the precision needed to inject the filler requires extra time.
Because you are spending more time getting this procedure done, and using more filler, the cost can be more expensive. Depending on your budget, this can make the Russian technique more or less in your reach.
Further adding to the differences between these lip treatments is the recovery time. The Russian technique tends to create way more bruising and swelling. Regular lip treatments do have some minimal bruising and swelling but not to the same extent as the Russian lips.
Overall, this is not a major problem for most patients. Usually, you will see these side effects last for a few days. Afterward, you can exercise and go about your day without creating any issues for your lips.
But, you still want to talk with your doctor and monitor your lips after surgery, as each person will have a different reaction to lip filler. We’ll talk about side effects more in a later section of this post.
Who Is A Good Candidate For The Russian Lip Technique?
Anyone can be a good candidate for the Russian lip technique treatment. Both men and women can get lip fillers injected. Still, you want to be in good health, to ensure that the results are ideal and match up with what you want.
In addition, anyone who is unhappy with the shape and look of their lips will be a great candidate for this procedure. Especially people with thin lips and lips that are showing signs of age. To get even more specifically, though, Russian lips do look better on someone without lip fillers.
Your doctor will have a much easier time performing this technique if your lips are fresh and without filler. But, if you have had previous filler work done before your treatment, you can have them dissolved by our staff. Once the fillers are fully dissolved you will be a great candidate for this technique!
How Long Does It Take To Perform The Russian Lip Technique?
The Russian Lip technique is a minimally invasive technique that does not take long to perform. However, it does take longer than your regular lip filler technique. This is because the Russian technique requires more precision and expertise.
If you are having this treatment done by a licensed professional, it should take no more than sixty to ninety minutes to perform. This time frame also includes preparing you for this lip treatment.
Our staff will tell you more about the time frame of this treatment and tell you when you should come in once you book a consultation.
What Can You Expect During Your Russian Lip Treatment?
Once you have booked your consultation and talked with our staff about your goals for this treatment, we can schedule a time for your lip treatment. Lip enhancement procedures are simple and minimally invasive, so you won’t have to spend your entire day at our clinic.
After you have checked in, we will prep you for this technique and one of our skilled medical professionals will do the injection. Again, a thin needle will be placed vertically into your lips,
while small amounts of filler will be injected slowly into the skin on the lips.
Our skilled staff will start injecting from the border of your lip, then move down towards the center of your lips. This is known as tenting your lips. This technique requires a lot of skill and medical expertise, but we will expertly apply the dermal fillers to give you the heart-shaped lips that you want.
You won’t need any type of local anesthesia, as the lips fillers already have a numbing agent premixed into them. You just sit back and have the Russian technique performed. You can get anesthesia if you want to, but we recommend just getting your fillers placed in without it.
It is extremely rare, but getting anesthesia can affect the outcome of your procedure. This includes things like excess lip swelling, asymmetry, and extra recovery time. So, talk with us ahead of time if you are considering getting anesthesia or want to discuss any other aspects of your lip treatment.
Finally, once the filler is injected, you can go about your day and get back to work or school. You do not want to do anything too strenuous like exercising, but lip fillers don’t create too many issues for patients. Mostly you will see some swelling and bruising.
Overall, this is an ideal cosmetic procedure that has many benefits. You should get results right away and have little to no recovery time. And since our team is fully licensed the risk of asymmetry and complications is reduced considerably.
How Long Will My Russian Lips Last?
The longevity of your Russian Lips will depend on a few factors. First, you need to consider the type of filler that is being used. Depending on this, your lips can last longer or shorter.
Most enhanced lips with Hyaluronic Acid will last anywhere from six to twelve months. You can also go in for touch-ups every three to nine months. Also impacting the longevity of your lips is who injects your lip filler.
The more experienced and expertise your doctor has, the better the outcomes will be for the Russian lip technique.
Are There Any Major Side Effects Associated With This Treatment That I Should Be Made Aware of?
In general, lip augmentation is considered to be one of the safest cosmetic treatments. However, as with any medical procedure, there are some risks that come with injecting fillers into your lips.
Risks that are associated with the Russian lip technique include:
- Major swelling and bruising of the lips
- Your lips will bulge out more
- Possible unevenness of the lips, and the presence of bumps or lumps
- Potentially fatal allergic reactions to your dermal filler
- You could also develop a light mustache shadow above your lips
Side effects like swelling and bruising are common, especially with the Russian technique. But you can minimize your risk and ensure that your lips look exactly how you want them to be by talking to a licensed doctor. Luckily, our staff here at Mirror Mirror Beauty is fully equipped and licensed to help you get the lips that you want!
Contact Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique Today
Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique, offers top-of-the-line lip augmentation, which includes the Russian lip technique. Our team of trained and licensed professionals can help you achieve the look you want. But, before you get this treatment done, don’t forget to book a consultation with us.
Our free consultations will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of this procedure. In addition, you can discuss your goals with our staff and figure out whether the Russian lip technique is right for you.
So, if you are interested in the Russian lip filler technique and want to have a procedure done, then contact Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique today. We are ready to answer any of your questions and talk you through the process.
We can be contacted at this phone number here: (281) 810-9083. You can also fill out our contact form here.