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While having plump pout like Angelina Jolie is highly sought after, a string of overly injected celebrities have given lip augmentation a bad name. ‘Trout pout,’ or overfilled lips that have a fish-like appearance, is becoming prevalent in Hollywood.

One doctor created a table of different lip shapes and sizes to help patients choose their perfect pout and to prevent physicians from getting too needle-happy. The top lip will ideally be 70% of the size of the bottom lip. When doctors inject an equal amount of dermal filler into both the bottom and top lip, the end result is usually the ‘trout pout’ appearance.

The Vermillion Dollars Lips (VDL) is a classification system that was created to help pair patients with their ideal lip shape and size. The VDL chart is made up of six basic lip styles: the Classic, Rubina, Cupid, Pearlique, Hollywood and Angelic.

The Classic is on one end of the spectrum as it is the most natural looking. The Rubina, on the other hand, is a much fuller pout and is meant only for patients whose face matches strict guidelines. The Pearlique, Hollywood and Angelic are all fuller pouts, while the Cupid is a more youthful pout.

Plastic surgeons can use various different methods for lip augmentation. Most patients seeking lip augmentation choose nonsurgical methods using dermal fillers such as Juvederm® and Restylane®. More permanent results can be achieved with the use of soft implants. When considering lip augmentation in Pasadena, make sure that you choose a board-certified plastic surgeon that has experience injecting dermal fillers.