Anatomy & Art
I truly believe that there are a lot of things in common between aesthetics medicine and arts.
When you look at the drawings of these lips, you would think that the lips on the right side look more realistic!
But I feel like a lot of people are just after ‘plumped up/ big lips’ without much consideration of the balance and harmony. So I spend a lot of time on educating my patients about the structure and anatomy of our lips (it’s fun!)
I also emphasise that we should not have big sausages for our lips.
When an artist draws the lips, there are lots of curves, shadows and highlights in order to create the most realistic appearance of lips.
Now compare this to the anatomy our lips. It just makes sense, right?
Our lips are 3-dimensional structures. Some parts need to be rolled in or out, some parts need to be raised up, and some part should be flat.
Everyone has different lip structure and lips are one of the HARDEST areas to treat.
Volume is still important but the shape of your lips is the most CRUCIAL in creating the most aesthetic results!
That’s why I spend so much time studying anatomy, make-up and even arts! They’re all linked together!
Image courtesy of Aesthetic Medicine May 2019 (anatomical landmarks of the lips)