The American Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASPS) recently conducted a national poll, asking women which celebrity had the most appealing lips. Yes, Kylie Jenner was on the list, but she was not at the top. Take a look:
Most Loved Celebrity Lips:
- Jennifer Lawrence
- Scarlett Johansson
- Jennifer Garner
- Angelina Jolie
- Kylie Jenner
- Lisa Rina
The 2016 list is important because it shows that women desire more realistic looking lips. In years passed, ladies may have longed for an over the top big pout, but today’s cosmetic procedures have a tendency toward organic-looking results. David Song, the ASPS president explains, “Many people who want a lip procedure hope to achieve a balance of their facial features, and Jennifer Lawrence has that.” Song continues, “Lip procedures can help accentuate other facial features or give the face a new symmetry through augmentation or reduction.”
In 2015, more than 27,000 lip enhancement procedures were performed in the United States. That equals one procedure every 20 minutes. These are record-breaking numbers, up more than 50% from 2000. Lip enhancement is now the second fastest growing facial procedure. One reason for this consistent upswing is the plethora of new technology, providing better results with less risk.
There are multiple options available for lip enhancement. The best option will depend on the desired results. Some want something light and natural, while other women are looking for more dramatic results. Additionally, there are ladies who are confident in their choice of lip enhancement, and want permanent changes; but many are happy with temporary results.
Implants – The latest in lip implants are created from soft and flexible silicone. More pliable than older implants, they can be placed with two tiny incisions along the corners of the mouth. With little bruising or swelling, women have a fast and easy recovery. Implants last for years to come, but can also be easily removed should you change your mind in the future.
Injections – Botox Cosmetic is a great choice for temporary lip enhancement. After a 15-minute office visit, patients are back to their normal routine. Full, beautiful lips can be created with very little risk. If you are unhappy with the look, the injections will wear off within a couple months.
Male Lip Enhancement:
Do not think lip augmentation is only for girls. Last year, over 1,200 male lip procedures were performed. While that is small compared to the numbers for females, it represents a 400% increase since 2000. An emphasis on organic results gives men the option of natural, more youthful lips without anyone knowing what they had done.
Where to Begin:
If you are curious about your lip enhancement options, start by doing your homework. The Internet can provide a wealth of information to get you started. Sites like RealSelf provide trust worthy reviews, and Allure articles such as What It’s Really Like to Get Lip Injections, are eye opening. Remember, never try at-home techniques – such as cupping therapy – as these do not provide consistent results and can even cause permanent damage to the lips.
The next step will be a consultation with a Board Certified cosmetic surgeon. He/she can perform an in-person examination and present the lip enhancement choices that are best for your situation. If you are in Houston, get started with a complimentary consultation at Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique. Schedule your appointment by calling the office at (281) 407-9549.