As you will see, Im not afraid of plastic surgery and not afraid of owning it. I’ve had my share of surgical procedures both under anesthesia and without. I will get into my other procedures in the future but today I will talk about my experiences with getting my lips plumped.
A lot of my friends get their lips plumed up all the time and after a while I was like, let me try it. Ive never had thin and unattractive lips but I’ve heard from several people that it can change your face. At the time I was considering getting my lips done, I wasn’t too happy with the lower half of my face. Every since I started parting my hair down the middle a la J.Lo and Kim K, I felt like my face was long and I wanted to make it shorter(I eventually got surgery for that, but thats another post). I decided that if I get my lips bigger, it would make my chin look smaller, so I called up my Plastic Surgeon to set up a date. He wasn’t available since he was on vacation and of course I want it NOW, so I went to my dermatologist. She recommend Juvederm Ultra 2
We ended up going with Juvederm 2 because it was thin enough to go in the lips without looking lumpy or feeling hard, but also a bit more thicker than Juverderm 1, so It could last longer. I was told it would last about 9 months.
She gave me a dental block first (to numb up my lips, since I heard it felt like your lips will about to explode!) and we waited a bit. My lips started to swell from the dental block before she even injected me with Juvederm. I did not feel a thing, I was so excited in that chair and couldn’t wait to see my results. Once I got out the chair, I loved my results! I was so happy with them and loved the size. This photo was taken around 3 hours after.
I was loving my lips, swollen and all! I actually didnt want the swelling to go down. I thought they were so voluminous and plump. Well, the loving stage didn’t last long. After 4 days my friends and family kept saying once side is bigger, I noticed it too but I figured it was because it was still swollen. I kept telling everyone that it’ll go away. Well about a month later it look even more uneven since all the swelling had gone down and I now saw the results. I had about 20% more on the right side of my lip. Its been 10 months and I feel like its starting to go away but you can still tell one side is bigger than the other.
On the bright side: Juvederm 2 really does last long, longer than the 9 months they tell you. So if you get it done right you can easily make it a year before your next injection.
On the down side: Make sure your injector knows how to use Juvederm. I trust my dermatologist and think she is great, but I will stick with her only for skincare issues and Botox, not lip fillers.
I dont think I will get my lips done again. To me it wasn’t worth the money and I didnt like my lips bigger, it didnt go with my face well. Ill stick to lip liners and my Dior Lip Maximizer for the days I want to have fuller lips
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