Do you want fuller lips? Do you wish you had those kissable, big movie star lips you see in magazines and on Instagram? Has genetics given you thin lips that only get thinner as we age? Then consider Lip Augmentation.
While lip augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world, it is still a procedure that many people tend to misunderstand. There are countless myths, prejudices, and misconceptions about this simple procedure. Because our face is the first thing people take notice of when they see us, the lips are center stage in that view.
We all want to look our best, and sometimes nature doesn’t give us the look we desire and extra help is needed. Getting a proper, well performed lip augmentation procedure can give us the look we desire and we can help address some of what society gets wrong about lip augmentation.
Below are four common misconceptions and concerns about the lip augmentation process.
1 – “Once You Start Getting Lip Augmentation, You Won’t be Able to Stop”
This is an urban legend about how you get hooked to the look and cannot stop getting the fillers done, even if you want to. Lip fillers are now available in the long-lasting hyaluronic acid formulations. They are bio-degradable and eventually break down. The only reason why you need to get touch-ups done is to replace the amount which has broken down. It is entirely your choice.
If you want to stop, you can stop getting the touch-ups and your lips will go back to their normal size without any repercussions. Moreover, these touch-ups for the fillers are needed after about 6 -12 months so it’s not like you’re getting them done every week.
2 – “I’ll Lose Feeling in My Lips after a Lip Augmentation”
Another common and unfounded myth about lip augmentations. We can tell you now no, you will not lose feeling in your lips. The only time when you will not be able to feel anything is when you’re being injected with the fillers during your lip augmentation procedure. That is it!
After the process, once the numbing effects wear off, feeling will return to your lips. Coincidentally, one of the minor side effects for lip augmentation is pain and swelling because of the injections which resolves quickly with an ice pack.
3 – “Augmented Lips look like they’re fake and made of plastic”
We have come a long way and considering how advanced lip augmentation has become, this is an outdated and ridiculous concern. The results produced nowadays are very discreet and extremely flattering. Moreover, the whole point of lip augmentation is to enhance and add to the natural beauty of your face. If your lips look fake then chances are they were not done by a true professional.
A high quality, board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Edward S. Kole of The Kole Plastic Surgery Center will allow you to achieve your desired voluminous look of giving your lips an instant natural-appearing boost. Often the lip filler is done over several weeks to achieve a fuller yet subtle change.
Many celebs use this method which is why their facial changes are rather indistinct. Only through comparing their pictures, over the years, can you truly spot the difference. Subtle is the way to go.
4 – “Any Kind of Lip Filler will Work”
There are plenty of pics and webpages online to find bad lip fillers before and after. In many of these cases, it’s not just a bad surgeon, but the wrong kind of fillers. So, when we hear that “any kind of lip filler will work” we have to emphatically say this is absolutely false and is one of the biggest misconceptions about lip augmentation.
Hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Juvederm Ultra, are perfect for temporary effects while fat and lip implants are suited for more long term effects. Any substance other than these is most likely not FDA approved and will cause an adverse reaction.
This is the main reason why people end up with botched and ruined lips from their procedures. Fake practitioners exploit this fact to make easy money by offering cheap lip augmentation services and inject foreign substances which cause harm to the face and lips.
These cheaper options can be extremely harmful with long term effects on the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of a person so it is always best to get your lip fillers done from a Board-Certified plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Edward Kole.
Know the questions, know the answers, understand the myths, and make the right choice for you and your lips.
If you are looking for experienced, high-quality lip augmentation, call us now at 215-315-7655 or contact us by filling out our form on our website to get a complimentary consultation appointment with Dr. Kole to see if lip augmentation is right for you.