Lip augmentation has been something I have been considering for a while now as I’ve never really been happy with my lips (no I haven’t had them done, although the post title may suggest this!). I know we always notice things on ourselves that others wouldn’t, but my lips are quite thin and are slightly lopsided on one side. Thank the LAWD for makeup as I can correct them on a daily basis with a lip pencil, but I’m definitely considering lip augmentation for a fuller pout without the need of this. Today I have a guest post by Dr John Curran from The Aesthetic Skin Clinic who has been offering cosmetic treatments for over 20 years, so is very confident with the procedure. Here are 4 things you should know about lip augmentation…
Remember the whole Kylie Jenner “has she or hasn’t she” lip scandal that dominated the media in 2015? Of course you do! Well, it’s almost been a whole year since our favourite Kardashian finally admitted that she had used lip fillers to achieve her fabulous sultry pout. The 18 year old has previously denied claims of cosmetic surgery, claiming that her lips were 100% natural and that she hadn’t “had any surgery” anywhere on her body.
A few months after making the claims, she finally cracked on an episode of her reality show, admitting the surgery and that she just wasn’t ready to talk about it. She might not have been ready, but the world definitely was. Lip fillers, or lip augmentation, became a red hot subject, with people debating whether it was a good or bad thing to have done. It’s still a discussion that is very much going on today, which is why we thought we would weigh in on the debate with some (real) facts about lip augmentation.
The Procedure Doesn’t Last Long
Lip augmentation, more commonly referred to as lip fillers, isn’t technically surgery. Although it falls under the bracket of “cosmetic surgery,” it doesn’t actually involve going under the knife. It’s actually a relatively short procedure – it takes about 30 minutes in total. You won’t have to stay in afterwards either; you’ll be fine to go home after getting the fillers. (Although, this doesn’t mean it should be rushed into).
Hyaluronic Acid Is Found In Your Body
These days, almost all lip fillers are made using hyaluronic acid. This is something that is naturally produced in the human body. This is the reason why, for the most part, it’s safe to use within lip fillers – it’s unlikely (but not impossible) that people will suffer from an allergic reaction to the substance. Bruising is normal and will go down within a few days.
You Can Control How Big Your Lips Go
Having nightmares about walking away with a wonky smile or lips that resemble a fish? Don’t worry. You might have heard the horror stories, but it’s extremely rare that something would go drastically wrong. This is because you can actually choose how much of the substance is put into your lips, giving you control over how big or natural looking you want the results to be.
Lip Augmentation Is NOT Permanent
All in all, lip fillers should last you for at least 4-6 months. After this time, you’ll start to notice the effects wearing off and this is when a lot of people will go and have it done again. The advantage of it being temporary is that if someone isn’t happy with the results, it’s not something that they have to live with forever.
We’re not saying that cosmetic surgery is for everyone, but we certainly don’t think that it’s anything to be ashamed of. As you can see with lip augmentation, it can completely change and improve the appearance of your lips. We can see why it’s popular with a lot of celebrities.
Dr John Curran is the Lead Physician and Chief Executive at the Aesthetic Skin Clinic in the UK Channel Islands and Ireland.
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