Before going into more, I want you to know THIS IS MY OPINION and I am in NO WAY shape or form TELLING YOU TO GET YOUR LIPS DONE.
I decided I would share everything about my lip filler experience because tomorrow I am going to get botox for the first time ever and I might even get fillers put back into my lips, so I thought this would be a good time to share it.
(also check out my first surgery experience here)
I am an open book and maybe that’s what makes me a good blogger in the first place. Plus I am always curious about the beauty industry and insider tips and tricks.
We’ve all seen Kylie Jenner’s Lip transformation over the years and thats what initially made lip injections such a popular procedure, and the fact that there is zero downtime involved.
First things first, FIND SOMEONE YOU TRUST! and DO YOUR RESEARCH!
I can’t tell you how important it is to find a qualified doctor or nurse with plenty of experience, who has certifications to do botox and fillers. I would also suggest you make sure you like their work! Doctor’s vary in their techniques and the looks they provide to their patients.
I know lots of girls who LIKE the huge, ducky lips but I also know lots of people who like getting “mini lip plumps” where it is just enough to give the look of plump lips without looking like you have fillers.
When did I first get fillers?
I knew I wanted my lips done because I really loved that look, and I knew I could either get them dissolved or they would go away on their own after 6 months to a year.
I was 24 when I first had them done, and 25 the next time.
I started researching doctor and nurses who I could trust and who’s work I loved until I found Dr. Lori Pollock from the Toronto Cosmetic Centre.
Anyway the first time I had them done I experienced a big LUMP in my top lip that was probably a result of me flying out to Vancouver the next day.
Even though I knew I shouldn’t have booked my appointment just before I had a flight because the majority of the time it will cause unnecessary swelling and bruising.
The second time I had fillers…
I got that bump dissolved and a few months later went back to get another half a syringe put in. This time I LOVED THEM!!
In total I had a full syringe (half each time) and I seriously loved the results. People always ask if I still have them in my lips but it’s been so long now they have completely dissolved.
I also wanted to say that even though they are “dissolved” your lips will never go back to the small size they were and they will always look a little bigger which I like.
What to avoid before and after the procedure?
You are advised not to take medications like anti inflammatories like NSAID’s (such as aspirins, ibuprofen or naproxen) leading up to the procedure, so you don’t increase bruising.
No Alcohol because it can prevent the body from healing properly as well as increasing the chances of bleeding and bruising (same with cigarettes).
Also, you are not to workout for at least 48 hours after getting the procedure, because of swelling and bruising.
What was the process like?
You can book a consultation for the doctor/nurse to walk you through step by step. I didn’t because I was just in a rush and wanted them done right then and there.
Usually you let the freezing stay on for a few minutes and then the injections it self are started. It usually takes anywhere from 30 – 60 minutes depending on what you want done and how much but its honestly a really fast and easy appointment.
Did it hurt?
Yess! I won’t lie it totally does hurt but its not like the worst pain either. Its bare-able and like I said make sure you ask for freezing! I’ve herd the lips are one of the most sensitive spots but I can’t compare them to anything else.
What did it cost?
Half a syringe can range anywhere from $199 – $290
A full syringe is $600 – $800
It all depends on where you go and what product your using. There are different kind of fillers like Bellafill, Aquamind but I usually get Juvederm because I find it last longer.2