Lip Injections: The Trend

before and after
Possible side effect (bruising)

Lip Injections: The Trend

Lip fillers can be a touchy subject among beauty bloggers and aficionados alike, but the opposing views do not make it any less of a growing subject. Recently, with teen idols like Kylie Jenner turning towards elective cosmetic surgery such as lip fillers, the popularity of such procedures with twenty-somethings is growing rapidly.

It is important that anyone who is debating on whether or not to pursue this procedure does their research and is prepared for what comes along with an elective cosmetic alteration such as getting lip fillers. Many different aspects are involved, each category containing its own list of pros and cons:

Cost:

Lip fillers can range greatly in cost, the cost depending on a great number of factors. Lip fillers usually cost around $300-$700, and sometimes there may even be a fee associated with the initial consultation (ASAP). The price depends on the cc’s of product the consumer selects, which will then help create the full effect the consumer is looking for. The more cc’s used, the higher the cost. Higher quality products also tend to cost more because of their longevity and smaller list of side effects. Most patients prefer Juvederm as it is a “hyaluronic acid gel” (Drugs.com), which is broken down at a slower rate by the body and can last up to nine months before touch-up injections are needed to maintain the desired look. Cost can also depend upon factors such as the salon and city you choose to go to; if one went to a salon in LA, it may cost more than a salon somewhere in the Midwest, South, or East Coast because of the high demand for the product there. It is important to remember that lip fillers are not permanent and if the consumer wishes to maintain the fullness that is initially achieved, or if they wish to further enhance the lips, more fillers will be needed over time which will add to the overall cost of the procedure.

Side Effects and Pain:

Everyone experiences pain on different levels. While some may find this procedure to be a breeze, others may find it excruciating. It all depends on the person’s pain tolerance. Most salons have numbing cream on hand if the user wishes which will subdue most of the pain that comes with the procedure. With any modification, there is the risk of side effects. The most common side effect is bruising on the lips and around the mouth. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, “You will experience postoperative bruising and swelling, with mild to moderate discomfort for a day or two. A cold compress can be applied to the operative site to reduce swelling, bruising and pain.” There is little to no downtime with this procedure and most people will be able to go on with their daily lives immediately after the procedure is finished. Some may take more time and may experience more discomfort; it is all up to how the consumer’s body reacts to the product that was selected (ASAP).

Lip injections are not for everyone. They can be a commitment for some and an experiment for others. It is imperative, though, that whatever the situation may be that the consumer who wishes to get an elective cosmetic procedure such as lip fillers does their due research. Some may find the process unappealing; I recommend to watch a few YouTube videos on some people’s experiences, especially if it was at the same salon the consumer was looking to go to. Once the fillers are injected, there is no going back. Knowing what you are getting yourself into before you follow through is very important!


References:

The American Society for Aethetic Plastic Surgery. (2013). Lip Enhancement. Retrieved September 21,

2016, from http://www.smartbeautyguide.com/procedures/head-face/lip-enhancement

Juvederm. (n.d.). Retrieved September 21, 2016, from https://www.drugs.com/juvederm.html

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