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Why Are Fillers the Best Way to Get the Lips You Want?

February 27th, 2020 | Posted in: Lip Augmentation |

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Unfortunately, not everyone is born with plump, pillowy lips. In recent years, celebrities such as Kylie Jenner have shown how much of a difference lip fillers can make for women who are insecure about their thin lips. And the desire for these types of lips continues to grow. 

According to the ASPS, soft tissue fillers (including lip fillers) were in the top five minimally-invasive procedures performed in 2017.Woman comparing her lips before and after lip fillers.

However, it is crucial to find a qualified plastic surgeon that won’t go overboard and leave you looking “fake.” Dr. Chiu offers high-quality, professional lip augmentation with JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® fillers. 

What Is Lip Augmentation?

Lip augmentation is a minimally invasive procedure that increases lip fullness by using enlargement fillers.

How Is Lip Augmentation Performed?

First, the doctor examines your lips during a consultation to look over your lip shape. The doctor will take pictures of your lips to determine symmetry and then will decide which areas can benefit from being fuller.

The treatment takes between 15 and 20 minutes. Your lips are injected with a plumping filler, such as JUVÉDERM® and Restylane®.

These products are composed of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance that is produced by the body to attract and retain moisture. Hyaluronic acid is completely natural and helps to plump lips.

JUVÉDERM® is probably the most recognized brand on the market and the filler that Kylie Jenner uses. They offer a wide range of solutions under their brand, including options to achieve natural-looking lip enhancement.

Restylane® was the first lip filler approved by the FDA. Much like JUVÉDERM®, Restylane® injections promise “silkier, smoother, and natural-looking lips.”

How Long Do Lip Fillers Last?

Lip fillers are a non-permanent solution, lasting anywhere between six months and one year. Touch-ups are recommended every six months to a year to continue seeing plump results.

Lifestyle can significantly impact how long your fillers last. People that are more physically active will find that their filler dissolves faster than people who are sedentary.

What Should I Expect After My Lip Filler Treatment?

The procedure is not overly painful, but some patients describe it as uncomfortable. The lips will see immediate volume, but there will be some swelling and bruising in the days following the procedure.

Your doctor will advise you to avoid touching your lips for the 48 hours after injection. Additionally, you will be asked to avoid exercise for a few days, as it speeds up the blood flow to the lips.

Interested in Learning More?

Stop living with thin lips that impact your self-esteem. Book your consultation for lip fillers today with Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery by calling (310) 888-8087 or by filling out our online contact form