Ultimate Guide To Lip Fillers:What are Everything You Need To Know!
It’s fair to say that lip fillers have quickly become one of the UK’s, if not the world’s, hottest beauty trends. Nowadays, loads of major celebrities opt for some form of cosmetic surgery, with lip fillers being the favourite for many. Well, luckily enough, lip fillers are not limited solely to the rich and famous.
For years now at Dr Matla Aesthetics, we have been offering high quality, affordable lip fillers to patients all across the UK. So we thought it time to put together our ultimate guide to lip fillers. Covering everything through from the benefits they offer, as well as some of our top tips for getting the most out of your look. So, let’s get started with a little bit of the science behind how lip fillers work.
What are lip fillers exactly?
Lip fillers are a form of cosmetic surgery, designed to make lips larger and fuller. A trained physician will need to inject a substance into your lips in order to achieve this look. The best injection that can be used is a substance called hyaluronic acid; though you may have never heard of it, hyaluronic acid is a natural component of your skin.
This is why it is favoured amongst both patients and top physicians, as it already occurs naturally in your body. It works by soaking up large quantities of water, sort of like a sponge. In turn, it is this that gives your lips that plump, fuller look. As you get older, your body starts to lose hyaluronic acid, particularly between the ages of 40 and 50.
This is partly why you find your skin suddenly becoming aged and more fragile. As such, hyaluronic acid is now widely considered a magnificent “anti-ageing” product. Over time, the hyaluronic acid injected into your lips fade away, so regular top-ups are needed in order to maintain that full look.
A few key facts about lip fillers
● We find that lip fillers last anywhere from 6 to 12 months. This can vary slightly depending on a number of factors, but is the norm for most.
● Before the injections, your lips should be numbed by the physician. As such, the actual procedure is painless.
● Lip fillers are not permanent. If you find that you do not like your fillers, you can either wait for the fillers to wear off, or have a dissolvement solution injected into your lips. However, the latter of which isn’t highly recommended.
● After receiving the injections, you will likely experience some form of swelling or mild bruising. We recommend allowing 4 days for your lips to recover back to normal, so it’s best to take it easy in this period.
● You may find that your lips are not 100% smooth after receiving the fillers. This is normal, because parts of your lips will become more highly concentrated with the hyaluronic acid.
What are the benefits of lip fillers?
Here are what we believe to be the 6 biggest benefits of getting lip fillers.
1. Fuller, healthier-looking lips
Though it almost goes without saying, the biggest benefit on offer is the chance to have fuller, healthier-looking lips that you would otherwise never be able to experience.
2. Corrections in imbalances
Well trained physicians can use lip fillers as a way to reduce or correct imbalances in the shape of your lips. This is a common issue and one that makes both men and women very self-conscious.
3. Improvements in self confidence
What does each of these benefits then lead to? That’s right, all-round improvements in your self confidence! Whether you want to correct a natural imbalance or make your lips fuller and sexier, lip fillers are a relatively easy way to give yourself a much-needed boost in body confidence.
4. Non-invasive procedure
Patients love the fact that lo fillers are a non-invasive form of cosmetic surgery. Aside from some injections, there are no other necessary steps to receiving lip fillers.
5. Excellent speed of recovery
Furthermore, the non-invasive nature of lip fillers means that the recovery time needed is very short. After no more than a few days, your lips will feel normal and any minor swelling should have subsided.
Finally, perhaps the most appealing benefit of lip fillers is that they are non-permanent. If you really don’t like them, then you won’t have to fork out thousands of pounds to have them reversed. Instead, you simply wait a few months until they start to wear off.
Top tips for getting the most out of your lip fillers
To help you get the most out of your lip fillers, there are a number of things you can do both before and after the treatment. This includes …
Using a GP with a proper medical background
The number one top tip for getting the best lip fillers possible is to use a medically trained physician. They have a thorough knowledge of not only how to inject lips and create a symmetrical appearance, but also how to deal with any unwanted side effects. Though these are rare, it is important you have a medical professional there, such as Dr Matla, who can write prescriptions to counteract any unwanted side effects.
Taking steps to avoid excess swelling
After you’ve had your injections, there are a few key things you can do to prevent unnecessary swelling. This includes not eating any spicy or hot foods for a whole 24 hours after the procedure. You can also place an ice pack on your lips for about ten minutes; you should do this every 2 hours or so. Finally, before you go to bed, swallow one extra-strength allergy pill; this will help to speed up the reduction of swelling.
Leaving suitable time between each treatment
To maintain your new lips, it is recommended that you receive regular injections to keep the levels of hyaluronic acid topped up. Usually, this should be around every 6 months or so. Once again, by working with a trained physician, they can tell you exactly when is the right time, based on how quickly the fillers start to wear off.
Being realistic with the results you expect to see
The problem that many women have with lip fillers is that they expect too much from the results. Yes, lip fillers are a fantastic way to achieve a healthier, fuller look from your lips; but you should only go so far with them. Having too much filler can make your lips appear fake and excessive. Instead, we always recommend trialling lip fillers alongside a range of other minor cosmetic treatments to help improve your overall appearance. This could include:
Some examples of top celebrity lip fillers
Looking for some inspiration? Well, here are our 5 top celebrity lip filler looks:
1. Ariana Grande
2. Megan Fox
3. Kylie Jenner
4. Britney Spears
5. Farrah Abraham
The importance of working with a trained practitioner
When these celebrities received their lip fillers, who do you think they went to? That’s right, it’s more than likely going to be a fully trained medical practitioner, as opposed to someone who only has training in lip fillers. There is a lot of work that goes into creating a symmetrical appearance, especially if you are looking to receive other forms of cosmetic surgery alongside your fillers.
Another crucial reason to use a GP with medical training is so that, if you were to have any adverse side effects, they would know the quickest and safest way to treat them. There is always the chance that the hyaluronic acid will react to an allergy you have. Though rare, your doctor is best placed to go through your medical history and decide whether any reactions are likely to occur.
As well as running through any allergies you have, a GP will also begin any lip filler session with a full consultation. In this, you will be able to discuss the reasons for receiving the fillers and what look you are trying to achieve overall. An experienced physician can vary the look based on your needs; for example, to help you achieve dramatic volume vs more subtle shaping.
Do you have any more questions about lip fillers?
If you have any more questions about lip fillers, then it’s best to get in contact with a trained physician. That’s where Dr Matla comes in. With a long history of successful cosmetic surgeries, Dr Matla is quickly becoming one of the most highly sought after cosmetic surgeons in the UK. Mainly due to his ability to create a truly balanced and aesthetic look, as opposed to simply giving more and more of any one treatment.
His ability to balance a variety of cosmetic surgeries alongside each other comes as a result of his lengthy medical background and experience dealing with all kinds of patients. So, if you have any more questions or are interested in booking a consultation, then please feel free to get in contact today.