Kylie Jenner, Angelina Jolie, Rihanna – what do these stars have in common?
Other than being super famous for what they do, they’re all on the list of best lips in Hollywood. Kerry Washington, Priyanka Chopra, Scarlett Johansson, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley also made the list.
So what makes their pouts oh-so-sexy? They all have full, plump lips, of course. Now whether these celebrities are driving the fuller lips trend or not is up for debate. What’s undeniable though is that lip plumping procedures are more popular than ever.
In fact, lip plumping or lip augmentation procedures have increased 60% since 2000. And if that’s why you’re here, good. With this quick and thorough list, you can decide if lip injections are right for you.
1. You Need a Good Doctor
This one seems obvious. But there are some people who think that because lip fillers are a “lunchtime” procedure, it’s okay to get them from anywhere. Never take that risk and make sure to see a qualified plastic surgeon or dermatologist.
You want someone who has done the procedure many times and knows what to do when complications arise. An experienced doctor will guide you on the best filler to use for the type of lip augmentation you want. And he or she will have hyaluronidase on hand to dissolve the filler.
This is important because you don’t want to leave the clinic with results you’re unhappy with. Or if ever you’re one of the few who has adverse reactions from the fillers, your doctor should act quickly to manage complications.
2. Be Open to Your Doctor’s Suggestions
When you go in for a consultation, it would help your doctor a lot if you’re clear about your expectations. Of course, this doesn’t mean you can get Angelina Jolie lips if that’s your goal.
But rather you and your doctor should come to an agreement on what works best for you, given your age, facial structure, and lip features. Remember, your new lips should complement the rest of your facial features. You don’t want everyone staring at your lips wondering why they look so unnatural.
3. There Are Precautions to Take
These include not exercising on the day of the procedure. It also means not getting a massage or a facial or anything that promotes blood flow to your face.
And if you’re prone to cold sores, make sure to take prevention meds two days before the procedure. Avoid blood thinners –including fish oil and painkillers — as these could make bruising and bleeding worse.
4. Give Your New Lips Time to Settle
After getting lip plumping injections, you might think you’ll be selfie-ready the following day. No matter how skilled your doctor is, you should expect some swelling and in some cases, bruising.
These side effects are temporary and will resolve in a few days. So if you have a big event coming up, don’t get lip fillers the day before. Schedule the procedure a week prior to your event and your lips would have settled by then.
Ready to Get Lip Plumping Injections?
We can help. Let’s talk about lip plumping injections when you go in for a cosmetic consultation. We’d love to answer all your questions and concerns about the procedure.
And if you need more information about what we do, feel free to browse our site or check out our blog.