Lip Injections: Facts, Risks, Cost

If you’re contemplating getting some lip injections,we have you covered with all the information you’ll need to make an informed decision.

Lip injections have become so popular in recent years and everyone seems to be jumping on this bandwagon. Celebrities are known to get lip fillers regularly, and there’s a constant barrage of images that has normalized this process across mainstream media.

While other forms of plastic surgery and augmentation seem extreme to most of us, the idea of a quick, relatively painless injection to achieve gorgeous, plump lips that look gorgeous even without makeup on…. well, it’s very tempting! Lip injections aren’t a new phenomenon. This procedure has been widely used across the globe and continues to increase in popularity. In fact, the Cleveland Health Clinic reports that, “there were 2.7 million dermal fillers done in the US in 2017, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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This is still an unnatural process for the human body to undergo, so we know there are a lot of questions surrounding the safety and procedure that’s involved. There is also a debate surrounding whether or not lip injections are safe to pursue during pregnancy or while nursing.

If you’re contemplating getting some lip injections,we have you covered with all the information you’ll need to make an informed decision.

Temporary Fillers Vs. Permanent Fillers

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Yes, you have options. The permanent fillers are in fact permanent, and there’s very little that can be done if you aren’t happy with your permanent lip filler experience. For that reason, this is generally not the most recommended option, especially not for someone trying lip injections for the first time. Semi permanent options exist, but the most popular way to go, and according to Cosmopolitan’s suggestion is definitely lies in the temporary option. Temporary fillers will naturally dissolve over time, and you can always opt for or against going through the process again.

How Do Lip Injections Work?

We’ll break down the process to help you understand if this is the right thing for you. Lip injections are hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers. Cosmopolitan reports that HA fillers are “a sugar derivative naturally found in your body that has the ability to hold up to 1,000 times its own weight in water.”

This is a relatable and familiar injection to the human body, resulting in very few instances of allergic reactions. One syringe is generally all that is needed for most patients, and it is recommended that lip injections are used gradually if you want the process to seem natural.

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Lip Injections: How Much Do They Cost?

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Lip injections are by far more affordable than more elaborate surgery-based enhancements such as breast augmentation, but they do need to be topped up after roughly 6 months to a year. Each session will cost you anywhere from $500 – $2000 and that depends on the number of syringes required, the type of injection used, and the quality/reputation of the clinic that is administering the service.

Of course, when it comes to injections, going for the cheapest option isn’t always the greatest idea,so it’s safer to set aside some money based on the upper end of this ballpark figure, just to be mindful of ensuring a reputable product and service.

Risk Factors For Lip Injections

Any type of injection or augmentation to your body is bound to come packed with risk factors. Injecting any sort of foreign substance into your body is going to put your body on high alert, and there’s really no telling what the reaction will be, or if there will even be anything at all to worry about.

Allergic reactions are highly unlikely, but infections could possibly occur. The American Society Of Plastic Surgeons reports a list of possible side effects that may occur when undergoing this procedure. While most are unlikely to occur, the possibility is always there. Such side effects include, but are not limited to; “asymmetry, bruising, skin breakouts, bleeding, swelling, damaged skin, infection, and blindness.”

Lip Injections While Pregnant Or Nursing Safe?

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The safety concerns surrounding getting lip injections while pregnant or nursing are obvious, but it’s important to discuss this at length with your medical professional to ensure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision.

In general, it’s best for moms-to-be and moms to avoid any sort of unnatural disruption to the natural state of their bodies while expecting a child, or nursing. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.

However, Sistine Plastic Surgery reports that; “in general, both Botox/Dysport and dermal filler, such as Restylane or Juvederm, are very safe, however, since clinical studies cannot be ethically performed on this question, most doctors advise against these procedures during pregnancy simply out of precaution.”

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