After months of speculation, Kylie Jenner finally admitted to getting lip fillers, specifically Juvéderm by Dr. Ourian in Beverly Hills. If you’re also looking for a plump pout like Kylie, here’s what you need to know.
Lip fillers are common and, today, it seems like tons of celebs including Kylie Jenner, 18, have admitted to getting fillers to plump their lips. We had an expert plastic surgeon break down the treatment so you can find out what you need to know before getting lip injections.
NYC Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Richard Swift, who has not treated Kylie, says: “Most patients that I see want a more natural look for their lips. Kylie‘s look is a bit extreme, however, being a young celebrity, she’s able to pull it off quite well.”
Here are five things you need to know:
“1. Make sure you see a board-certified, licensed and trained aesthetic plastic surgeon in order to obtain the most natural–looking results. They know the anatomy of the face and what beautiful, natural lips entail. In the end, you will not only have bigger lips, but they will contour them while preserving the natural Cupid ’s bow.
2. Bring a picture or photo to your doctor to show them what type of lips you want. An aesthetic board certified plastic surgeon will be able to tell you whether or not they will be able to help create the look you want.
3. Results are immediate but don’t expect to go to a big event that evening or the next day. The lips are sensitive and you may experience some bruising, tenderness or swelling for a few days.
4. Lip fillers are not permanent. They typically last around 3-6 months, however, Juvederm Ulra Plus XC is the only one clinically proven to last up to one year.
5. Don’t take aspirin or ibuprofen approximately a week prior to your appointment, because this will increase the risk of bruising.”
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Dr. Swift also explained the different types of fillers:
“There are many different fillers on the market, however, it is important that you make an appointment with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon to help determine the best filler for your needs. For instance, you may think you need filler for your parenthesis lines, but what you really need is a filler for your cheeks like Juvederm Voluma XC. Only a licensed and trained plastic surgeon can analyze your face and tell you the best treatment option for you. Patients don’t realize that there is an art to administering fillers in order to obtain the most natural looking results. Physicians need to have knowledge of facial anatomy and experience with injecting different fillers for different needs.
Rather than requesting a specific filler, a better approach is asking what can be done for my face, cheeks, lips, etc. There are fillers specifically FDA approved for the lips, cheeks, lines around the nose and mouth — even the hands. The board certified plastic surgeon, who has extensive experience treating those areas, may suggest a better filler designed to treat that specific area. The filler have durations between 3 months and 2 years, so it is best to decide your goals before you start. These filler have different elastic properties due to the thickness and how they are made, which is called the G Prime.”
So once you decide you want fillers, how long can you expect them to last? “Most hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane and Juvederm last up to 4-6 months, depending on where they are injected. These fillers are used to treat nasolabial folds and the lines around the nose and mouth. Juvederm Voluma XC was specifically developed for the cheek area and lasts up to two years.”
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And if worse comes to worse and you hate it, it’s reversible. “The good news about hyaluronic acid fillers is that they are not permanent and if you do not like the results the doctor can inject the enzyme, hyaluronidase, to dissolve it,” Dr. Swift says.
Are you thinking about getting fillers in your lips like Kylie?