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24th December 2018

The Facts Behind Those Smiling Lips: 9 Lip Filler Myths Debunked

In the U.K. alone, approximately 28,315 people received cosmetic surgery to enhance their looks and help them become more comfortable with their bodies in 2017.  

But, not all improvements have to come from permanent surgeries. In fact, more people are choosing to enhance their looks with lip augmentations each year.

These procedures help give you smiling lips you're proud of.

Unfortunately, the procedure has earned no shortage of myths and misconceptions over the years. We're here to debunk them.

Let's take a look at the nine most common lip line filler myths and see just what makes them nothing more than fiction.

1. You Have to Be Old to Get Lip Fillers

Sure, the majority of filler injections are given to people looking to reduce the signs of ageing. But that doesn't mean you can't get them when you're young.

In fact, if you're dissatisfied with your smiling lips or simply want to enhance your smile, lip fillers are a great option.

As an added bonus, you'll keep that youthful glow a bit longer and won't have to worry about the visible signs of ageing as soon as others.

2. Fillers Make Your Lips Feel Strange

It seems logical that when you change the shape of your lips that they'll feel strange, right?

While this may be true for a few days or weeks immediately after the injections, that feeling of strangeness will fade.

After you get used to the new shape, you won't notice a difference. The fillers should never change the texture or softness of your lips. If they do, speak with your physician immediately.

3. Lip Filler Procedures Can't Be Reversed

Some cosmetic surgeries are permanent, but changing your lips is not one of them.

Even the best lip line filler injections break down over time. This means if you're unsatisfied with the results, you can wait for the fillers to fade away.

In some instances, your surgeon may be able to reverse the results more quickly. This depends on the type of filler you choose.

Regardless, if you're ever unsatisfied, schedule an appointment immediately. The point of any lip augmentation procedure is to leave you feeling confident and ready to smile.

4. You Have to Redo the Procedure Frequently

As we mentioned, lip filler injections will fade over time. But, that doesn't mean you need to redo the injections every month.

In fact, most fillers only need touching up every six months. This gives you plenty of time to enjoy your smile without worrying about scheduling a touch-up or spending hours each month in the doctor's office.

As soon as you notice your lipline changing, schedule an appointment for your touch-up. You can also establish a schedule with your physician to make sure your appearance doesn't change.

5. Fillers Will Make Your Lips Look Fat

Many people believe that if they have a round face or plump cheeks, filling their lips will only make them appear rounder.

This is simply not true.

Filling out your lips can add definition to your features and even detract from areas of your face that you don't like.

Before the injections are performed, you and your physician will decide what works best for your features. You won't have to worry about your filled out lips making you look fat.

6. The Procedure is Painful and Time-Consuming

Cosmetic surgery has a reputation for being painful or requiring hours of procedures and recovery.

While this is true for more invasive procedures, lip fillers are anything but painful and time-consuming.

The procedure takes as little as 15 minutes and healing only takes a few days. Keep in mind there are some things you can do to improve the healing time.

Use ice on your lips to reduce inflammation and sensitivity and follow your doctor's instructions on using anti-inflammatory medications.

7. Injections Are Only For People with Thin Lips

Though people with thin lips are more likely to use collagen lip filler injections, they're acceptable for almost anyone.

People with unevenly plump lips use them to even out their appearance. Others use the injections to provide more definition to their smile.

Since the amount of plumping can be adjusted, it's easy to make the treatment almost universal. And we mean universal. Even men can benefit from fillers if they feel insecure about their smiling lips.

8. You Can Get Fillers from Any Regular Doctor

Though the procedure seems simple, it's not one that every physician can perform. It takes training and skill to determine how much filler to use, where to apply it, and how often to touch it up.

Your regular doctor will not have the training and tools at their disposal to do the procedure correctly.

Instead, look for an experienced cosmetic surgeon and choose one that specializes in collagen lip filler injections. This way, your procedure will be done properly and you'll be satisfied with the results both immediately and in the long-term.

9. Collagen Lip Fillers Change More Than Just Your Smiling Lips

Surprisingly, this myth does have an echo of truth in it.

Anything you do to your lips will inherently change the shape of your smile to some degree. But it should never be a major change.

That's why it's important to get the injections from a reputable and experienced cosmetic surgeon instead of a normal doctor. They'll make sure your smiling lips look as wonderful as you want them to.

After the procedure, your smile will still be your own. Just remember that it can take a few days for swelling to dissipate. Don't judge your smile until the swelling has gone down completely.

Fall in Love with Your Smile Again

You don't have to settle for thin or uneven lips. Book an appointment online for your free consultation with our experienced physicians.

We'll work to make sure you're happy with your smiling lips for many years to come.

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