What is Russian Lips? Difference between classic and Russian lips methods

What is Russian Lips?

a girl's face with big lips after Russian lips fillers injectionDuring the past few years, we often talk about Russian lips or Russian Doll Lips on social networks. If the idea of Russian lips was born in Russia, it was mainly exported by beautycians in Europe and US where it’s been a hit lately.

What does the Russian lips technique consist of?

The “Russian lips” or Russian Doll Lips refer to an act of aesthetic medicine that is based on injections of hyaluronic acid on the lips in order to subtly shape the lips in the shape of a heart, just like a “Russian doll”. This process consists of doing more microinjections of the filler on the center of the lips unlike the conventional or “classic” lips augmentation method where larger amount of filler is injected in a fewer number of injections.

Goal: Lip rather lifts than adding excess volume. Compared to conventional injections, the aesthetic doctor injects hyaluronic acid filler vertically by proceeding at the base of the lip and pulling the product outwards. The injector works the filler out from the inside to the outside of the lips.

Who can benefit from this treatment?

This method of injecting the lips is ideally recommended for people who get lip fillers for the first time. The procedure respects the natural contours of the lip even accentuates them, compared to classic injections of hyaluronic acid fillers on the lips. The Russian Lips also brings an artistic touch to the lips.

How is the procedure carried out?

  •  The preoperative consultation takes place the same day of the intervention in order to examine the patient’s lips and establish the expected result.
  •  The operation lasts 20-30 minutes on average. The aesthetic doctor begins by applying an anesthetic cream to make the procedure more comfortable. Then, he disinfects the lips before injecting hyaluronic acid filler in order to increase the upper lip by acting on the middle dermis. He completes his work by treating the lower lip by working on the deep dermis in order to create volume.
  •  Compared to classic lip augmentation injections, the cosmetic doctor injects the filler vertically starting from the base of the lip and pulling the product outwards, in other words the medical specialist works the filler from the inside out.
  •  At the end of the session, the patient can resume her usual activities.

Results of the Russian lips technique

Girl's face after Russian doll lips technique fillersRussian Lips technique is a technique that mainly achieves the height of the lip. This means that the pink lip rises above the upper lip and creates the illusion of a shortening of the groove under the nose. Similarly, the lower lip moves lower, covering part of the chin. The result is somewhat reminiscent of the lips of the famous Bratz doll. An aesthetic effect worthy of a doll while appearing naturally both full and plump. A touch-up is only necessary after two weeks of the operation.

Objective: a filling of the regions where the product has been resorbed by the lips.


Appearance and aesthetic of a final results

If you have a pronounced profile, which is dominated by a large nose and a pronounced chin, then the classic method of lip augmentation is more suitable for you, in which the lips also protrude noticeably forward, while Russian lips are suitable for a face with medium-sized features and a softer profile, since the technique of Russian lips makes them flatter when viewed from the side.