Posted on July 30, 2013 by Ella Fedonenko
The one constant about beauty tips and trends is that they are constantly changing. At least, most of the time. Sometimes a look or a feature becomes so admired and so desirable that it actually becomes a part of our pop culture.
Full, well-defined, lush-looking lips are one of those phenomenons. As often happens, it’s the glamour of Hollywood, or the entertainment industry, in general, that creates the demand for the latest and greatest beauty style or fashion. Angelina Jolie, Priyanka Chopra, Anne Hathaway, Scarlett Johansson and Keira Knightley are among the few celebrities whose stunning lips, women, of every age, want to emulate.
Since the year 2000, lip augmentation has grown to be one of the world’s most popular cosmetic procedures. And thanks to the introduction of the derma fillers like Restylane, Radiesse, Juvederm and others, surgery is not the only method of achieving the look. At a fraction of the cost, the time and the discomfort, this might be the smallest procedure that makes the biggest change in your appearance.
While there are many reasons for seeking lip “plumping” or augmentation, the simplest, of course, is just being born with thin, uneven or undefined lips. Now what Nature didn’t provide, the miracles of modern medicine, can.
Another cause for enhancing the size and shape of your lips is due to the natural aging process. A loss of facial volume or fat may not only create hollows in the under eye and cheek area, but also may change the fullness and the expression of your mouth. The corners may droop and the upper lip may recede into a thin, line.
While there are other non-surgical procedures for lip augmentation, today the method of choice, by patients and doctors alike, are the injectable facial fillers containing Hyaluronic acid or similar substances. This is a natural substance already produced by the body and least likely to cause any allergic reaction.
Additionally, the Hyaluronic fillers offer the doctor more control over the volume being injected (it can even be done gradually, over a few appointments), there may be less swelling or bruising and the results are pretty long-lasting, although not permanent.