First it was Angelina Jolie. When the actress was in the height of her popularity, everyone wanted to have her full, luscious lips. The trend is getting so much press again. Popular reality television star and another Kardashian sibling, Kylie Jenner, is making headlines because of her recent admission of getting lip enhancements. Having more than 40 million followers on Instagram alone, she is one of the biggest celebrity right now that most people are trying to emulate especially her signature full lips.
What are the reasons why people get lip enhancements? First, as we grow older our lips tend to lose volume. Most people get the procedure to achieve plumper lips which is mostly associated with youth. Second, full lips is very trendy right now. It is in most of our nature to want to look a certain way or imitate beautiful and popular public figures. Third, getting lip fillers is easy, simple and can be less expensive than other cosmetic procedure. Not like before were fat was the only alternative for lip fillers, nowadays, new fillers like Restylane and Juvederm are better options because they are smoother and can easily be absorb into the body. Also, this kind of treatment is reversible. Overfilling can be removed through the use of Hyaluronidase injection. Lastly, lip treatments are not as expensive as other facial cosmetic procedures were you have to spend thousands of dollar. The only downside to the treatment is the maintenance part. You need to get it done every 4-6 months to always have that full, plump lips which is where it can be costly.
For any treatment, it’s always best practice to do your own research. The good thing about lip fillers is that if you regret getting it done, it’s not permanent. It’s easier to fix and will cost you less money.