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We have all read recently in the news the latest craze in celebrity lip enhancement, noting that sometimes people go too far. But are there any lip enhancement techniques that can actually look natural? The answer is yes, of course there are! From fillers to lasers, there are many ways to reshape and rejuvenate the lips.

The most popular fillers that I use in my practise are hyaluronic acid products, a sugar molecule that you already have in your skin. Some of our products include Emervel and Juvederm, and they are excellent at enhancing or augmenting the volume of the lips. In addition, Botox injections can be used to soften the look of wrinkles around the mouth. The key to a natural looking lip rejuvenation is to not go over-board and create a lip shape that has too much pout, or the “trout-pout” look that is commonly seen in the media.

Your friends and acquaintances should notice that your mouth looks beautiful, but not over-done. Your mouth should take on a softened, more defined, fuller look, but without the extreme over-inflated shape.

Another way to achieve lip rejuvenation and to soften crinkling lines around the mouth is with the use of a laser treatment. Lasers can smooth or even completely remove the lines around the mouth, giving a smoother appearance and tightening any loose skin. Sun damage of the lips, such as broken vessels, red spots or pigmentation can all be improved with a laser treatment or light therapy (IPL or BBL). See below.

Before and After

As with all cosmetic procedures, the most important thing is to identify your goals, have your surgeon go over what needs to be done to achieve them (increase volume, improve skin quality, diminish wrinkles) and design a plan to give you the gorgeous (and natural looking) lips that you really want.

Best techniques for lip enhancement or rejuvenation:

  • Fillers – to increase volume and to enhance an uneven lip shape; fillers can last up to 18 months
  • Botox – to soften the crinkling lines around the mouth; Botox treatments can last 3-4 months
  • Laser treatments – to reduce skin pigmentation, lines or sun damage around the mouth
  • The goal of lip enhancement should be to increase volume and symmetry, but without looking over-done

As with any cosmetic treatments to the face, you should always consult a qualified plastic surgery to go over the best options to achieve your desired results and to review the pros and cons of lip enhancement.

If you are interested in lip enhancement, click here to book a consultation with Dr Shortt or telephone 905-849-4282.

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I recently received breast augmentation and am extremely happy with the results

I recently received breast augmentation and am extremely happy with the results! Dr. Shortt and his staff are wonderful and very talented. I definitely recommend this surgeon to anyone who is interested in cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Shortt is a very talented and compassionate doctor

Dr. Shortt is a very talented and compassionate doctor. He takes the time to listen to your concerns, and he lets you know what’s possible and what isn’t – he will never do something that will make you look fake or “done.” Dr. Shortt likes to say that he will make you into a better version of yourself, not someone else. He goes above and beyond to achieve your goals and truly cares about his patients.

I had a septorhinoplasty done to correct my breathing and the appearance of my nose. I have always been insecure about the size and shape of my nose – I had a bit of a bulbous tip and a prominent dorsal hump. I am so thrilled with the results of my surgery! In addition to breathing better, I am also feeling a lot more confident. I used to freak out if anyone took a photo of me from the side, but now I actually encourage it!

The support staff at Briarwood are wonderful, too. They make the experience comfortable and easy.

I am extremely happy that I finally took this step

I just want to say Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job on my tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). I am very pleased! The care I received prior to, during, and after my surgery has been great. Dr. Shortt and the stuff at Briarwood cosmetic surgical centre have been very thorough and detail oriented when tending to my needs, concerns and questions. I am extremely happy that I finally took this step and LOVE my results. I wouldn’t have changed a thing and am glad I chose Dr. Shortt for my surgery.

Dr Shortt did an awesome job

I recently had a breast reduction and am so happy with the final result – Dr Shortt did an awesome job!

Dr Roger Shortt is a Genius, I am so happy with the result

I recently had a scar revision surgery to repair scars from a bilateral mastectomy. Dr Roger Shortt is a Genius, I am so happy with the result it is more than I could have hoped for. I am so grateful to Dr Shortt for his empathy kindness and professionalism. His staff reflected that image and were helpful, knowledgeable and efficient. Even though I had a bilateral I feel very happy when I see myself in the mirror. That says everything.

Best Choice I Made!

The stretch marks, loose skin and a deformed belly button from my twin pregnancy really affected my self confidence. Dr. Shortt helped me get that “old me” feeling back! He is patient, professional and truly cares for you during the recovery process. I always felt that Dr. Shortt and his team were there when I needed questions answered. Before I went for my surgery, I had no idea how important the weeks and months after would be. Now, I couldn’t be happier that I chose Dr. Shortt to be my doctor. He also makes sure that you know what to expect and that made the journey so much easier for me. Best choice I made! I finally feel like myself again.

Extremely pleased to share my recent experience with Dr. Shortt

Extremely pleased to share my recent experience with Dr. Shortt and his professional staff. The entire experience was more than I had hoped it would be. From beginning consultation to follow-up visits. Dr. Shortt and his staff are highly recommended for any results you are hoping to achieve. This team is the very best!

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