It seems women will put their bodies through anything and everything to attain their perception of what beauty is supposed to look like. Lip augmentation is the second fastest growing facial procedure in the United States. In 2015, more than 27,000 lip implants occurred or the equivalent of one being done every 20 minutes. Men are getting in on the action as well with 1,200 getting work done in the same year. The most requested celebrity lips patients are asking for are Jennifer Lawrence, Scarlett Johansson, and Jennifer Garner in that order. Although a pretty quick and relatively simple procedures, doctors recommend you do your homework before you decide to plump up your smile.Look for someone who has extensive training and years of experience. Read reviews both from the doctor’s office as well as online.
Depending on the metabolism of the patient, lip fillers or hyaluronic acid (HA) last anywhere from four to six months.
Your lips will be swollen the first 24 hours but afterwards they will settled to the size you wanted. The initial procedure will feel a bit like a pinch or sting but the doctor will apply ice to the area for about 10 minutes to ease the discomfort.
Lip fillers start at $500 and can go up to $2,000 depending on what you want done and the formula used.
A good doctor will let you know what will look good or not. Keep in mind, if you don’t like the result your doctor can inject an enzyme to dissolve the filler within minutes.
For the best natural results, doctors recommend you increase your lip size gradually.