The Most Desired Lip Shapes, According to a Plastic Surgeon

Updated 09/23/16
Glamour UK

It's been years since Kylie Jenner first debuted her bee-stung pout, but the obsession with full lips (and fillers) is still going strong. But which shapes are considered the most covetable?

I spoke with Dr. Z. Paul Lorenc, an NYC board-certified plastic surgeon, to get answers.

According to Dr. Lorenc, there are four lip shapes that are most desired: heart-shaped lips, Hollywood lips, perfectly proportioned lips, and puffy lips.

"Taylor Swift has a well-defined Cupid's bow. Because of this, her lips are heart-shaped. Angelina Jolie has both a full upper and lower lip. She doesn't have a very accentuated Cupid's bow but instead a rounded upper lip. This full, round, and sexy lip look is known as the Hollywood lip."

He went on to describe the "perfectly proportioned" lip: "Rihanna has the perfect lip shape—very proportioned and well balanced."

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And of course, where there's a conversation about lips, there's mention of Kylie Jenner. She has what Dr. Lorenc calls puffy lips: full and pillowy on the top and bottom.

So which shape is the most requested? In his practice, Dr. Lorenc reports that patients come in seeking Angelina Jolie's covetable pout year after year.

In order to give a woman the lip shape she desires, Dr. Lorenc uses both filler and neuromodulators such as Botox and Xeomin.

"I not only fill the lips in different areas and with different amounts of filler," Dr. Lorenc explains, "but Botox and Xeomin are also used to lift the corners of the mouth and get rid of any existing wrinkles."

Whether or not fillers are your thing, the information is fascinating. Do you have any other cosmetic surgery questions? Let us know in the comments below.

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