Lip augmentation, lip fillers, or lip injections, as it’s also called, is popular among 18-year-olds and up. A 2016 report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons states that between 2010 and 2016, lip injection procedures increased by 50%
If you’re on the fence about going to the plastic surgeon’s office, there are several things you should know about lip fillers before setting an appointment. Here are some of the things that you need to know before getting a plumper pout:
What Are Lip Fillers?
Lip fillers are a cosmetic procedure that involves injecting a substance such as hyaluronic acid or collagen into the lips, which will make them fuller and seem to be fuller. Lip fillers can be used to achieve a more voluptuous pout or to fill in thin lips.
How Long Do Lip Fillers Last?
Depending on the filler you choose and the amount you put into your lips, lip fillers can last from a few months to a year and a half. After that time, you will need to get the procedure done again.
Are All Lip Fillers the Same?
Not all fillers are the same. There are several types of fillers available depending on your needs and what you want to accomplish. Some fillers include:
Fat. Injecting your own fat into lips is one of the most natural-looking lip fillers. However, this is not the choice of many plastic surgeons because it can cause complications depending on the person.
Hyaluronic acid. The most common filler used in lip augmentation is hyaluronic acid. It is a natural substance found in our skin that can be dissolved over time.
Collagen. A collagen lip filler will last longer than hyaluronic acid but is still a temporary filler.
What Happens If You Don’t Like Your Lip Fillers?
If you’re unhappy with the final results of your lip filler, you can try going to a different plastic surgeon. Be sure to visit a plastic surgeon that has a lot of experience with lip fillers and a good reputation.
How to Prepare for Lip Fillers
For maximum results, it’s best to shave the day before your lip filler appointment. You should also avoid eating a heavy meal and drinking caffeine the day before the procedure. If you’re planning on getting lip fillers done, be sure to schedule the procedure for a day when you can rest and recover. There are several things you can do to help prepare for your lip filler appointment:
- Bring some ice packs so that you can relieve swelling, which may cause bruising.
- Bring a pillow, blanket, or anything else you’ll need to make yourself comfortable.
You may want to schedule an appointment after work so that you have time to rest.
What to Expect from the Treatment
When you go to the plastic surgeon’s office for your procedure, here’s what you need to know about what to expect throughout the treatment:
There will be some pain associated with the procedure. However, lip fillers are not painful. The fillers used for lip augmentation are not dissolved with pain.
Your lips will be numbed with a topical anesthetic so that you won’t feel the procedure.
You’ll need to sign a consent form.
The procedure only takes about 15 minutes. Your lips will likely swell, but not dramatically.
Lip fillers can be a great way to enhance your lips, whether you want a full pout or just want to have your lips look fuller. If you’re considering lip fillers, be sure to do your research to find out which is the best filler for your needs, and ask your plastic surgeon any questions you may have about the procedure.
Nuluk Aesthetics is the best place to get your lip fillers as our seasoned doctor, Dr. Shah, is trained and certified to perform this procedure as well as other cosmetic treatments. Contact us today to set an appointment or to get answers to your questions about lip fillers!