I alter my body because I want to. I cut and dye my hair, and I get tattoos. I’m no stranger to altering my appearance temporarily or permanently. My lips have never been an insecurity of mine – in fact, it’s one of the features that I love the most. But I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. Are lip fillers worth it? Do lip fillers hurt? I did the hands-on research so you don’t have to.
Are lip fillers worth it?
Short answer? Yes. Anything you do to your body is worth it, if it makes you feel better. They’re temporary, safe as long as you do your research, go to the right professional and are honest about your body and any medical conditions you have (especially bring up if you have a history of cold sores).
Where to get lip fillers?
Luckily, my friend Georgia had actually got her lips done the week before and had done the shit-ton of research that preceded it. She pointed me toward Leah Mulder at Laser Clinics Australia Highpoint whose stellar reputation and rave reviews preceded her.
Leah walked me through the whole process and exactly what I was being injected with, and sent me home with a pamphlet so that I had the information on hand. I cannot recommend her customer service enough – especially for a nervous first timer!
How much do lip fillers cost?
Good services and beautiful outcomes cost money. With Laser Clinics “lips to love” package, the whole thing was $389. Which isn’t bad, considering that most fillers range from $400 to $1,290.
Do lip fillers hurt?
The procedure was quick, but more painful than I thought it would be. I’ve gone through the tattoo process completely unfazed, but the face is a lot more sensitive, even if your beautician is very gentle. I’m not ashamed to admit that a couple of tears leaked out. Leah warned me that I would be very bruised and swollen for the next couple of days, and I walked out of there looking like one of the victims on Botched.
How long for lip fillers to settle?
Although I didn’t bruise much, my lips looked like glossy inflatable sausages for the entire weekend. They were hard, and much to Jess’ dismay I had been given a kissing ban until they’d deflated and softened. Leah had given an estimate of about a week to go down to normal, but I was suddenly very scared that I’d be stuck like this forever, a living replica of adamtots chapstick comic.
But, just like Leah had promised, within a week my lips looked exactly the way I’d imagined. Soft, full and pouty. I wore lipstick more often to attract attention to them, I pouted lots, and felt awesome about myself.
Why get lip fillers?
When asked by friends “why” I’d done it, my answer was simply “because I wanted to”. I’m happy and comfortable in my body the way it is, and I don’t need to spend money on procedures to feel good about myself – but it’s also my body and I get to have fun with it.
How long do lip fillers last?
It’s been six months, and the filler has now disintegrated and been expelled by my body naturally, and my lips are back to the way they always were. They still look good as hell, and I still wear bright lipstick and pout.
Depending on your metabolism, your fillers could last around the four month marker, just like everything it depends on how your body reacts.
When I have money to spend, I’ll probably do it again – but it’s important to be able to feel comfortable and good about yourself in the before AND after photos.
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