Lip injections seem to be all the rage, but before you go out and plump, there are some things you should know. The most important step to take when it comes to lip fillers is consulting with a professional board certified plastic surgeon.

Although receiving a small injection may not seem like a large undertaking, big complications can arise if the right precautions are not taken.  You only have one face, and as your face is one of the first things people notice during an interaction, you want to make sure you’re putting your best look forward every time.

Other information to keep in mind before a lip injection procedure includes:

  • Expect gradual results: Increasing lip size gradually over time is most often recommended by professionals. Although this decision is made based on patient expectations and desires, a gradual increase will also help the patient get used to their new look as well.
  • Type of filler: The type of filler your plastic surgeon chooses to use can impact longevity and outcome. Many choose to use temporary fillers with hyaluronic acid (HA) such as Juvederm. HA has also been proven to jumpstart more HA production at the injection site, causing the lips to remain plumper on their own as well.
  • Pain: As with any plastic surgery, there will be pain. Some bleeding and bruising can occur, but will often fade within a few days. Medicine can also be taken to lessen the feeling.
  • Return to a natural state: Most fillers last up to six months before needing a touch up. This can be seen as an upside for some patients though, because the injection is not permanent. Stopping future injections will eventually cause your lips to return to their natural appearance, or close to it.

For more information on lip injections, schedule a consultation with Dr. Lett of TheLettCenter.com.