The quest to get fuller and plumper lips has been significantly stronger in this day and age. With social media filled with girls flaunting their ~*perfect pouts*~, it’s not surprising that there is a growing number of people who are ready to dump their store-bought lip plumping products and get semi-permanent lip fillers instead. (Kylie Jenner admitting to getting them is probably one of the biggest factors, TBH.)
We spoke to dermatologist Dr. Aivee Teo, M.D. of The Aivee Clinic and Dr. Arnold Angeles, Plastic Surgeon for The Aivee Group, and they gave us five important things Pinays should know if they want to get plump lips, stat:
1. The choice of lip filler matters.
“There are many types of fillers, but the safest is hyaluronic acid, because they’re not permanent. There’s no risk involved,” said Dr. Teo.
2. If you choose this type, you get can full lips anywhere from six to 18 months.
If you opt for hyaluronic acid fillers, you’re looking at six to 18 months of plump puckers. And what if you suddenly realize that pouty lips aren’t for you? You can book an appointment with your doctor to melt it away.
3. Your lips might feel bumpy at the start.
But don’t panic—it’s totally natural. “That will melt and blend with your natural soft tissue. You can just massage it yourself, or have your doctor massage it for you,” said Dr. Teo.
4. The procedure will only take a few minutes.
At The Aivee Clinic, getting lip fillers will take anywhere from five to 10 minutes. According to Dr. Teo, you can opt to have your fillers injected gradually: “You can do it in a series of sessions. It’s easier to add fillers than to lessen.”
5. The price of the procedure will vary, depending on your choice of filler.
“It will cost anywhere from P10,000 to P50,000,” said Dr. Angeles.
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