“Lip augmentation is a type of cosmetic surgery or non-surgical procedure that aims to alter the appearance of the lips by increasing their fullness through enlargement using fillers.” – Wikipedia
I suppose this is a very taboo subject in society at the minute with the rise of cosmetic procedures. To be precise, stats by the British Association of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) reveal that there has been a 12.6% rise in the UK in 2015 which is a far cry from a 9% dip in 2014. So why are cosmetic procedures becoming so popular? Why are we as a nation turning to cosmetic surgery? Is it the media, celebs perhaps? Or are we as individuals unhappy with how we look? Not necessarily… says me.
I’ve made no attempt to hide the fact that I’ve had a breast augmentation, in fact I want people to know. I’m proud of my breasts and my decision, I’m actually planning on putting together a post on my breast enlargement journey because I know other young girls like me would want to read an honest, personal account of the process. I’ve also had my lips done, four times now and I’m only 20 years old *gasps* which is why I want to discuss this subject. I want to mention too that personally, I think I am confident young women, I don’t dislike the way I look, I do not struggle with low self esteem, I do not hate myself. In fact people make comments all the time that I love myself and I’m vain but my reply? Who’s gunna’ love if I don’t love myself? (HAHA!) I can hear you asking me now, so why did I/do I feel the need to get cosmetic procedures? Simply to better myself.
There are so many negative rumors spread around the internet, the television especially shows like botched up bodies around cosmetic procedures that are often wrongly portraying the final outcomes and experiences. I feel the people that are shown on these shows are very unlucky, they are the 1 out of 100 examples of when things can go wrong and also people who have extreme obsession with cosmetic procedures. I’m not saying these people didn’t do their research and consider the risks because I’m sure they did but again I hear time and time again stories, in particular Marnie from Geordie Shore when she was offered a free breast up lift which went drastically wrong. I’ve actually watched a program where she admits she just rushed into the idea and things like cosmetic surgery can not be rushed. When I got my boobs done, I researched the company I went with, the surgeon I went with, the implants I choose, the size I choose, when I would need them re-doing and also thought about how it would change my figure, my posture, my pose and my size and this also applied to when I choose to get my lips done. Research and thought is key!
When I say I’ve had my lips done done four times, I mean once every year. You are recommend to get them done every 6 months however due to funds and because I am so scared of ruining my rose bud shape, I don’t want to over do it! On Monday I had them done and I wanted to share what it’s actually like and my experience.
A lip injection contains substances similar to hyaluronic acid which is a natural substance found in the body and helps improve the volume in your lips. It’s a pretty useful beauty ingredient because it’s able to hold up to 1,000 times its own weight in water. I had 1ml of Juvederm injected around my lip on Monday which is the most commonly used dermal filler now days, when fillers first came about Collagen was mainly used as filler. The benefits of using Hyaluronic acid fillers include:
- Lip volume and Shaping. The amount of substance injected can be controlled, so the nurse or doctor has better control over how much lip volume is created and where in your lip shape.
- Bumps dissolve easily. Any lumps and bumps created by movement of the lips can be dissolved easily.
- Less bruising. There may be less bruising and swelling compared to other dermal fillers (however this time I’ve had quite a bit of bruising around my top lip, who said beauty wasn’t pain ey?)
- Reasonably lasting results. The results are reasonably long-lasting, around 3-6 months to be exact depending how your body reacts to it.
- Allergic reaction unlikely. Because hyaluronic acid fillers are made from substances similar to those found in the body, they are unlikely to cause an allergic reaction.
If your considering getting lip fillers, I’d advise you do your research on the company or nurse/doctor your considering taking the procedure with. Be willing to pay the price, don’t cut corners this is a serious procedure that can affect your appearance. Make sure you take into consideration the risks, the swelling, the bruising. Don’t be scared, you apply numbing cream before and then by the time the needle is injected you don’t feel a thing. And lastly, don’t get caught up in the desired luck, I might have had 1ml injected but that doesn’t mean I’m going to look like a Kylie Jenner or botched for that matter!
If anyone has any questions for me on lip fillers please feel free to drop me a line or comment.
Me having a pout with my new lips…