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What It’s Really Like to Get Lip Injections

What woman doesn’t want plumper lips? While you probably know that lip injections can make your lips look bigger, you might have the wrong impression of what this procedure really does.

Many women associate lip injections with a dramatically inflated pucker like that of Kylie Jenner. Although that can definitely be a great look for many women, it certainly isn’t for everyone and it is not amongst the most popular options for lip injections. In reality, for every boldly voluminous pair of lips that you see, there are another hundred women walking around Sydney with completely undetectable lip injections.

Why Women Love Lip Injections

While many women love the pillowy lips of ladies like Angelina Jolie, it is a look that doesn’t necessarily suit every face. Rather than copying the looks of famously beautiful women, most people who come in for lip injections are looking for a subtle enhancement that is customised to their own faces.

One of the most common reasons that women get lip injections is to enhance their upper lips. Many women have a voluminous bottom lip with a thin top lip. Lip injections can add just enough volume to balance your lips and create a total natural look. In fact, a lot of patients at the Medispa Institute by Dr Turner come back and say that they’ve received tons of compliments but even their closest girlfriends never suspect that they’d had anything surgically enhanced.

In addition to just adding volume, many women use lip injections as a corrective procedure. Did you know that lip injections can actually remove fine lines around your mouth? If you’ve quit smoking but have been left with smoker’s lines, this is the perfect way to treat yourself for quitting! Lip injections can also correct lip asymmetry and add volume back to ageing lips.

What It’s Like to Get Lip Injections

Getting lip injections is a quick process. When you visit the Medispa Institute, you’ll receive a local anaesthetic and topical numbing cream. Before you actually have any injections, Dr Turner will ensure that your lips are numb so that the injections are painless.

During the procedure, Dr Turner use a combination of cannula and needle injection techniques. While other techniques are available, this method is widely considered to be the safest technique. It minimises the risk of bruising and provides the highest level of accuracy and control.

The entire treatment only takes 20 to 30 minutes. After the lip injections, you can return to your normal routine with no downtime. You will find that your lips are a bit swollen for two to three days afterwards but this won’t interfere with eating or drinking. Your lips might actually look a bit overcorrected but the swelling will quickly go down. Before the end of the first week, you can expect to see the final results of your lip injections.

How Long Do Lip Enhancement Injections Last?

You’ll immediately see volume after your lip enhancement injections. While there is some initial swelling at first, you’ll see your final results after one week. After the procedure, the majority of women find that the results of their lip injections last anywhere from six to eight months.

We recommend that you return to see Dr Turner at Medispa Institute every six months to add filler to maintain the look of your new lips.

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