Considering bigger, softer, sexier lips? The cosmetic procedure is call lip augmentation, which consists of an injectable dermal fillers that is injected into your lips to make them fuller, plumper, and softer.
The most common filler contains substances similar to hyaluronic acid, which is the natural substance found in the body that helps increase volume in the lips — face etc. Not too long ago, collagen was the commonly injected for this procedure, but today’s hyaluronic acid filler process is safer,and the effects last longer.
- Many women like the lip filler procedure because the results are instant (only a 24-to- 48-hour healing time, mostly for the slight swelling to go down).
- One of the best aspects of this process is that you have complete control over how you want to look. The injection is totally targeted to the corners, the bow, the bottom or the top. Your choice.
- The costs are relatively affordable, depending on where you live. A good ballpark range is $500-$2,000.
- Full, luscious lips help build a certain confidence and a feeling of sexiness. They dress up your face. Just be sure to keep them natural looking.
With that said, let’s address the elephant – or more accurately, the duck — in the room: with modern, technical advances in the filler procedure, you no longer have to look like you have duck lips— thats a big misconception. For instance, some people have a much smaller upper lip than a bottom lip – the filler procedure can even it out.
Other corrective measures can address lopsided lips, or an incomplete bow, or an edge you may want to arch. The idea – always – is to maintain a natural look without looking like you’ve altered what is already there. You’ve seen those reality TV/ Instagram stars with lips that seem to be out of control.
Here’s what typically happens: after a month or so, people get used to the volume level and want to add a little more. That’s when things start getting out of hand. Before long, you own a pair of lips that have no business belonging to your face. They don’t look like the lips you started with. For the most part, any time you go past the natural volume that your face requires, the lips are going to look botched. The very important first step is to find the right artist for the job, whether it’s a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist. Nurse practitioners are also offering injectables these days. Success has everything to do with the hand that is doing the applying. Fillers, like paintbrushes, come in all different sizes and densities. One filler may be a heavier weight and another filler may be a lighter weight. You really want to find a professional who works with multiples; not just one type of filler. Find somebody who knows how to customize the work, depending on your end desire.
How do you find them? First, ask for referrals from people whose face work you admire. If searching on the Internet, be sensitive to the testimonial pictures that are shown. Make sure the images are not Photoshopped or altered in any way. Ultimately, look for Polaroids, or the plainest photos available, taken in natural light. On the lips themselves, look for smoothness. Ask yourself, “does it look natural?” Are there any bruises or markings? What you are looking for are the end results – how it turned out.
If you do want to achieve a different look from what you originally had, do it in steps, not all at once. Don’t go into your first procedure expecting anything but a natural look. Once the swelling comes down in the next day or so, you can gage if and where you want to continue. If you feel like you went overboard or if you didn’t achieve the results you wanted, know that fillers are not completely permanent. Most of them can be dissolved by an enzyme that your body naturally produces and dissolves. Of course, everybody’s body chemistry is different. One filler might dissolve sooner on you than another. For the most part,however, they are pretty standard across the board. Fillers last from four-to- six months. That’s when you can go back for maintenance.
Don’t worry – lips always retain some degree of their original volume after the original injection. So even if you stop, your lips won’t sag or cave in. In fact, it’s been known that the HA injected into your lips can jump-start the production of more of this chemical in your body. That means retaining volume, naturally. If you see bumps and lumps after the procedure, it means that
the filler is too close to the surface of the lips and needs to be corrected.
Men, you can consider this solution too. Guys lips can become rough and wrinkly. Filler can smooth that out, without increasing the volume and making you look more feminine. It simply gives the appearance of a more youthful mouth. It can make you look more polished.
After the procedure, your lips won’t feel any different from your original set (if done correctly). The procedure has become more common and the results are now more authentic looking than in the past. So pucker up and look forward to your future lips, and hopefully lots of kisses too.