According to the latest statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), approximately 27,000 lip augmentation procedures were performed in 2016 — that’s a 50 percent jump from 2000. If you are interested in undergoing an injectable treatment for a fuller and more luscious pout, Portland Face Doctor Dr. David Magilke encourages you to continue reading to learn important facts on the procedure.

Social Media and Celebrity Influence Drive Lip Trend

A number of plastic surgeons have reported seeing more patients who cite celebrity influence as a reason why they seek lip augmentation. Celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Scarlett Johansson have long been admired for their full lips. Social media has also been cited as a reason for lip augmentation.

“We live in the age of the selfie, and because we see images of ourselves almost constantly on social media, we’re much more aware of how our lips look,” said Dr. David H. Song, former ASPS president. “The good thing about lip procedures is that you have several options. You can change the shape of your lips as subtly as you want.”

It is important to remember that the goal of lip augmentation should be to achieve natural-looking results fit for each patient. While it is okay to bring photos of your favorite celebrity for inspiration to your lip consultation, Dr. Magilke will ultimately recommend a treatment plan based off your anatomy and personal goals.

Lip Injections Do More than Plump Lips

In addition to adding volume to the lips, dermal fillers fill in wrinkles and lines, including those on and around the lips, for a younger-looking appearance. Hyaluronic acid based fillers like Juvederm, Belotero and Restylane bring water to the surface of the skin, creating a fresh and supple lip appearance. Collagen based fillers like Sculptra and Radiesse stimulate the body’s collagen production for firmer skin. In addition to treating the lips, dermal fillers can be used on various parts of the face, including around the eyes, cheeks and neck.

There Are More Augmentation Options than Ever

Thanks to the latest advances in dermal fillers, those interested in lip augmentation have more options to choose from. The latest dermal filler to be FDA approved for lip enhancement is Juvederm Volbella. This filler can refine and reshape the lips and address fine lines around the lips. Results with Volbella can last about a year.

The longevity of your results will ultimately depend on which dermal filler you use. Repeat treatments are recommended to maintain your results. Dr. Magilke can discuss your options during your initial consultation. To schedule an appointment, please call (503) 297-6511 today.