When you look around today, you may notice an interesting trend in facial esthetics: plumper, fuller lips. Any amount of time spent on social media sites like Instagram will quickly alert you to this trend, which seems to have been set off by Kylie Jenner.
In reality, lip enhancement has been available for many years. The current trend, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons has many women seeking to recreate the look of stars like Jenner, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence, and even Lisa Rinna, who essentially pioneered lip augmentation by getting injected more than 20 years ago.
Lip augmentation has become so popular that over 27,000 enhancing procedures were performed in 2015 alone, representing a 50 percent increase since 2000. As if the exponential growth rate of lip augmentation were not fascinating enough, we also find it interesting that more men are seeking this form of treatment now, too. Last year, it is estimated that 1,200 of the lip augmentation procedures that were performed were on men.
Is Imitation the Best Form of Flattery?
Some say that lip augmentation procedures are sought by individuals who want to replicate the appearance of their favorite celebrity. While we cannot deny that fact that high-profile individuals like Jenner do in fact have somewhat of a cult following, we also see that a large majority of men and women who visit us for lip augmentation simply like the idea of having a more prominent pout.
Essentially, it would be nearly impossible to make one person’s mouth look just like another. In fact, trying to do so could lead to disastrous results. Lip augmentation is not about looking like someone else; it is about bringing out the best in your unique facial features. To do this takes specific technique and a willingness on the patient’s part to recognize the degree of plumping that will give them beautifully natural lip curvature.
Get Beautiful Lips Now
Due to the development of numerous soft tissue fillers, lip augmentation is much more convenient, comfortable, and cost-effective than ever. Perhaps this is one reason why we are seeing such a surge in this method of cosmetic improvement.
If you want a fuller, more defined mouth, we can help. After a consultation at Advanced Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, it is possible to take advantage of temporary lip enhancement with the appropriate filler during the same visit.