The perfect lips of a woman


Sung about in many songs, often hotly debated: A woman’s lips are always worth talking about. They give her face the optimal expression and often reveal more than SHE says.

How big should a woman’s lips actually be and how should they look? Plastic surgeons from the USA have devoted themselves to this question with a study. The results were recently published in the bi-monthly medical journal “JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery“.

Dr. Tatjana Pavicic

Dr. Tatjana Pavicic is a specialist in dermatology and venereology with her own practice in Munich. She is an internationally recognized expert in aesthetic dermatology with a special focus on dermocosmetics, botulinum toxin, fillers and lasers.

The secret formula

The exact subject of the study was the “perfect” lips of white women between the ages of 18 and 25. For the study, participants were shown pictures of women whose upper and lower lips had been edited using computer software. The photos were to be rated on a scale of 1 (least attractive) to 10 (most attractive).

In the second round, there were more portraits to rate. However, here the upper and lower lips were alternately digitally reduced or enlarged. In this way, the perfect ratio was to be determined.

After the evaluation, the result was that the most beautiful lips were those with a ratio of 1:2 between the upper and lower lip. The lower lip should therefore be twice as large as the upper lip. In addition, the area of the lips should take up about 10% of the lower third of the face. Similar to Miranda Kerr or Alessandra Ambrosio.

Is this result realistic?

Actually, no. Because every person looks different. And so a different lip shape suits everyone. So the study result cannot be generalized.


Not every woman is given a well-formed lip by nature. If the harmony does not match the face and appearance, we can help, for example, by injecting hyaluronic acid in a gentle and compatible way. This also works to “rejuvenate” the lip. This is because ageing and the associated loss of moisture and volume also change the shape of the lips. Here, too, the moisture-binding hyaluron can help.

Further treatment options with us: the reduction of lip wrinkles or marionette lines as well as an improvement of the lip contour. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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