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Top 5 Myths about Lip Fillers

Are you considering getting lip fillers? You aren’t alone! Since 2000, there has been a 50 per cent increase in the number of women getting lip fillers and an incredible 400% increase in the number of men increasing the size of their lips.

Before you decide to get lip fillers, it is important to know exactly what to expect. Let’s separate reality from rumours and look at the top five myths about lip fillers.

Lip Filler Myth: It Will Look Obvious

Think of lip fillers like makeup. It is totally possible to create a natural “makeup-free” look with the right tools and skills. It is also easy to create a dramatic, overdone look. Ultimately, it comes down to personal preferences and the makeup artist. When it comes to lip fillers, if you want a completely natural look, you can get it from a highly trained professional who is experience with lip fillers.

Lip Filler Myth: You’ll Have Oversized Lips

Having lip injections isn’t a one-size-fits-all procedure. In fact, rather than just coming in for bigger lips, many women actually go to a plastic surgeon looking to create a more symmetrical look. Sometimes they have an uneven lip line or, very often, women feel that their top and bottom lips are not in good proportion. When you get lip fillers, you can completely customise your look.

Lip Filler Myth: There Are At-Home Alternatives

While plumping lip glosses and lipsticks can provide you for a bee-stung look for an hour or so, there are no good at-home alternatives to lip fillers. What’s more, the vast majority of at-home alternatives are downright dangerous. You may have heard about the so-called “Kylie Jenner challenge” and, if so, you have probably also heard about some of the horrific consequences. It is important to remember that suction of any kind is not healthy for your lips and can lead to permanent scarring. If you want bigger lips, the safest option is to get lip fillers.

Lip Filler Myth: You Can Get Your Favourite Celebrity’s Look

While this is not exactly a myth, it is highly recommended against. It is totally fine to bring your doctor pictures of looks that you like, but it’s best to avoid trying to copy a particular person’s look 100%. Unless your favourite celebrity looks very similar to you, it is a smart idea to avoid trying to recreate the exact same lips. Work with a professional to create a look that is perfect for you and your unique face.

Tip- When considering a change, it is highly recommended to add a bit of volume at a time rather than dramatically changing your look all at once.

Lip Filler Myth: There are Countless Places to Get Lip Fillers Done

While you might see a lot of salons and spas advertising lip fillers, it is essential to go to a professional if you want to get reliable and safe results. See a dermatologist, plastic surgeon, or nurse practitioner with extensive experience in lip fillers. To provide natural looking and beautiful results, you need someone who knows precisely what they are doing. Unfortunately, botched jobs are more common that you might think so doing your homework before committing to getting a procedure done anywhere.

Ready to learn more? Contact the Medispa Institute. We have highly skilled professionals available in our Newcastle, Sydney and Dee Why locations who can give you the look that you have always dreamt of!

About Dr Turner

Dr Turner is a 'Specialist Plastic Surgeon' who is dedicated to providing his patients with superior surgical and non-surgical treatments to give them natural, beautiful results and improved sense of well-being.

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Fellowship Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS)
Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS)
International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS)

“The aim of non surgical face and body enhancements is to revitalize, refine and beautify”
Dr Scott J Turner
Specialist Plastic Surgeon
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