Ask someone to guess the second fastest-growing facial procedure in the U.S. and you’ll likely hear “Botox” or “liposuction.” But neither answer would be correct, nor would “breast enhancement” or even “butt lift.”
The answer is lips. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), lip enhancement procedures increased by 5% last year and are up 50% from 2000. Surprisingly, more men are seeking lip augmentations. The ASPS reports a 400% increase in male lip enhancement procedures since 2000.
How popular are lip enhancements? So popular that in the U.S. one is performed approximately every 20 minutes.
One of the main reasons for the surprising rise in lip enhancements is the use by celebrities, who are more visible than ever. The rise is also attributable to new methods of lip enhancement, which are providing better results.
Two methods, one goal
Lip injections have been an enhancement staple for many years. The key ingredient in many fillers is hyaluronic acid, which improves the appearance of lips by adding shape, structure, and volume.
The effects of fillers last about six months before more injections are needed to maintain the new look.
The other popular method is the lip implant, which is an effective surgical procedure for adding immediate, long-lasting volume to thin lips. Lip implant procedures are short and simple and require only two tiny incisions with no downtime.
If you’re interested in improving the look of your lips, let the experts at Facial Aesthetic Concepts help you determine the best method for your personal situation. To learn more, or to schedule a free consultation, call (949) 485-4111 or click here to schedule an appointment online.