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HILURLIP Promises Lip Plumping Without Surgery

Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on November 6, 2008

hilurlipWhile thousands of women continue to line up for Restylane injections, Radiesse and Juvederm to increase the size of their lips and plump up their pout, those who do not want to settle for needles are finding another way to give their lips a boost – lip plumping gloss and lipstick.

HILURLIP has recently entered the market, an innovative lip plumping treatment that promises to create fuller, attractive lips for the long-term.

HILURLIP is applied to the lips like a lip gloss and is made with medical-grade compounds including hyularonic acid, Tripeptide-1, and Dimethicone.  Together, these help to redefine the natural contours of the lips and create a more youthful, sculpted look.

HILURLIP promises long-term benefits because of the proprietary mixture of hyularonic acid and particles of sodium hyaluronate.  When the sodium hyaluronate comes into contact with the skin’s natural moisture, they swell up to create a ‘plumping’ effect.  HILURLIP also contains compounds that protect the lips from sun damage and helps minimize the appearance of small vertical lines.

The market demand for lip plumpers continues to run strong as more women yearn for youthful and fuller lips that have been deemed the ‘ideal.’

Well-defined and plump lips can be created with dermal fillers and injectables made with hyularonic acid, a compound that is readily adapted by the body’s tissues and creates a fuller appearance.  However, lip augmentation does have its drawbacks; many patients experience a case of ‘fish lips’ where the lips become flat and drawn out and look exceptionally artificial.

HILURLIP could be the next best thing to conventional dermal fillers, giving women a chance to enjoy a semi-permanent lip plumping treatment without the risks associated with injectables.

The full report about HILURLIP can be found here.


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Plastic Surgeon Injects Botox in Lips to Prevent ‘Fish Lips’ Phenomenon

Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on October 16, 2008

Nearly 9,000 lip augmentation procedures were performed in 2007, and the numbers continue to rise as more people pursue the ‘Hollywood ideal.’  Angelina Jolie’s lips are one of the most sought after pouts in 2008 according to plastic surgeons Richard Fleming and Toby Mayer who found that the majority of female patients equate Jolie’s lips with perfection (Source:

Still, plumping up the lips with injectable fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm and other injectables doesn’t guarantee the perfect pout.  Many women experience the phenomenon of ‘fish lips’ where the lips look out of proportion to the natural lip line.  Fish lips make the upper or lower lip literally disappear, and can look fairly artificial.

However, some plastic surgeons are attempting to reduce the risk of unnatural lips by using BOTOX – the same injectable used to reduce frown lines and wrinkles – to correct fish lips syndrome and create a more natural-looking and fuller appearance.

According to, BOTOX can be used to enhance the natural lip line and create the appearance of a smoother and more youthful pout.  When combined with Restylane and Juvederm, the lips can become smoother and free of wrinkles; the effects are a set of thicker and rounder lips that have just enough volume to pass off as natural.

Dr. Steven Pearlman, F.A.C.S., a New York plastic surgeon demonstrates how the Restylane + BOTOX procedure for lip augmentation works in this short video:

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