Humans have so developed in our ability to control different aspects of our lives that we can even choose to alter some of our physical attributes. As the media constantly portrays images of what beauty and looking good is, it begins to appear that beauty is no longer in the eye of the beholder but in the narrative that we are sold by the media.
It’s no wonder then that the beauty industry is a huge one, with ladies and men constantly looking for ways to look better or to come as close as possible to that idealistic goal of what beauty should look like.
In an attempt to achieve this look, people carry out different beauty procedures, one of which we will be looking at in this article. Our subject of interest is lip filling. We hope that at the end of this article, you will have a better understanding of what it is, whether it is right for you and how you can get it should you so desire.
What are Lip Fillers?
These can be regarded as substances that are introduced into the lips during the process of lip filling, lip augmentation or lip enhancement (they all refer to the same thing). The aim of this procedure is to alter the natural shape of the lips.
Those who seek this enhancement or augmentation procedure hope to achieve the following:
- Increase in lip volume achieving a plump and sexy look.
- Create a perfectly symmetrical smile.
- Rectify any imbalance that may exist between the upper and lower lip.
- Make the “cupid’s bow” more pronounced.
- Achieving perfect lipstick lines.
- Lifting drooping corners of the lips.
… and a number of other reasons. You can read more about it here.
Understanding the Process
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This is a simple cosmetic procedure that does not require so much by way of invasive surgical intervention. The fillers are simply injected into the areas to be treated in a procedure that will last for no longer 20 minutes.
Before the fillers are injected, the patient is either made comfortable with the application of a topical anesthetic cream or a filler that contains some numbing compounds is used. This ensures that no pain or serious discomfort is felt during the procedure.
It is a fast and non-invasive treatment that will not require any recovery period. The patient can immediately get back to work or any other activity they choose to get back to after the treatment.
Once a person has been treated, that single treatment can last for up to 6 months. There can however be certain variations to this because of the difference in our various body metabolisms.
Are there any Dangers?
This is usually what a lot of people are concerned about. As of today, the process is largely safe because previously used fillers like collagen, fat and implants are no longer used by reputable clinics. The filler of choice is a compound that is naturally found in the body. We are referring to Hyaluronic acid. The fact that this is naturally found in the body means that it is safe for the body.
Some of the minimal side effects that you can expect include mild swelling and maybe some bruising, all of which will usually clear after a while. In fact, the swelling is expected to clear in about 24 hours.
Choosing the Right Professional
The single greatest determinant of how safe and successful your procedure will be is the skill of the doctor who performs the procedure. It is therefore in your best interest to ensure you get your treatment from the right source.
There are a number of ways you can go about ensuring you find the right person to handle this procedure for you. Let’s look at a few of these.
Ask For Recommendations
Start your search by asking for recommendations. If you have any friends who have just had the procedure and you can see that a good job was done by the doctor, it only makes sense to ask them where they had it done. This will save you time.
If you don’t get any recommendations, your next option will be to search online. Remember to do a local search. That is, use a search phrase like “getting lip fillers in Vancouver BC” as this will ensure the result will only have specialists in the Vancouver BC area.
Check out Reviews
From the list you get, do some investigation by looking for reviews given by past patients. This is critical as it will give you a clearer picture of what to expect from each facility.
Visit the Facility
When you have further narrowed down your list, you may want to pay a visit to the various facilities to feel out their operations. You should be comfortable and even impressed with what you see before you decide to get your treatment there.
This is a very simple procedure that can immensely boost your self-confidence and improve you quality of life. If this is something you have been thinking of doing, have no fears. Just find the right professional and get it done.