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Lip Fillers and You: What You Need to Know

Kylie Jenner caused a stir recently when she admitted that she had been having lip fillers – or ‘temporary’ lip fillers, as she called them (to make it sound less serious). After all, she is only 17. She’d been telling fibs for a while, claiming that it was due to the fact she’d grown up and used clever makeup techniques. In fact, she’d even written on Twitter that she was getting sick of everybody talking and that she was deeply offended by the claims. However, only a fool would have believed her; she went from having paper thin lips to Angelina Jolie lips in a flash. Due to Kylie’s big lipped look, many people are considering lip fillers. But should you go for it? Here’s what you need to know…

There Are Alternatives

You shouldn’t go for lip fillers right away if you haven’t tried the alternatives. There are a couple of  things you can try first. They may be enough, or you may want more of a permanent solution, but at least you tried first. You could use a ‘fullips’ or ‘candy lips’ device, which plumps up the lips using suction. You can usually go as full as you like with the help of these things, but the results won’t last very long. Maybe 1-5 hours. You can also try a plumping gloss, which will tingle once applied. Some say the effects last longer than the suction devices, but each person is different. You may have second thoughts about whether surgery is right for you after trying these methods.

Side Effects

If you’ve decided that you want lip fillers, you’re going to need to be OK with the side effects. You may bruise and bleed a lot. You might not get the desired look you’re going for. There are a few different products that can be used, but each one will react with a client differently. You will get plumper lips, but you might find one product makes your lips ‘bumpier’ to some degree. It’s a case of trial and error.


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Cost of the Treatment

The cost of the treatment totally depends on what area you live in and the experience of your surgeon. It could cost you a few hundred or a few thousand! Think of all of the other things you could buy and make sure you’re OK with spending it on your lips instead.

Finding the Right Doctor

Instead of booking in with any old doctor, make sure you find the right one for you. Look at portfolios and results you like, and ask lots of questions. Dr Halpern of Tampa Bay Plastic Surgery, Inc. says you should take your time over this process so you’re happy with your results.

Reasons for Having Lip Fillers

Your reasons for having lip fillers need to be sensible. If you think you’re ugly, it’s unlikely that lip fillers will fix that. You’ll more than likely end up wanting more stuff done afterwards. If you simply want fuller lips because you think they would suit you, then go ahead. Just know that this isn’t a magic procedure.

With this information, you should be able to make the most sensible decision for you. Good luck!


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