Cosmetics surgeons and aesthetic practitioners have labelled it ‘the Angelina effect’, a sudden increase in the number of women choosing to have cosmetic treatment to enhance and plump up their lips. Angelina Jolie and her famous pout have inspired thousands of women across the world to consider adding more volume to their lips – but which treatments are best?
Most of us are familiar with lip stick, lip liner and lip gloss, many of which claim to produce the perfect pout by adding shimmer and volume to the lips. However, the effects of cosmetic products bought from a local beauty shop are limited, and for those who desire long-term results and a more dramatic transformation, a more intensive treatment may be required.
Fillers are a very popular treatment. They can be used to smooth lines and wrinkles and add volume to the skin, as well as plumping the lips. The filler is injected into problem areas of the skin and around the lips to add volume and improve the shape of the lips. The procedure is not painful because the lips will be numbed using anaesthetic. At the very beginning it may feel tingly and slightly strange, but this will wear off as the anaesthetic takes effect. After treatment it is normal for the lips to appear swollen, but inflammation will go down shortly after and the true aesthetics of the lips will be revealed.
Why would I consider treatment?
If you have particularly fine lips or you simply want to make your lips a more prominent feature, you may benefit from undergoing cosmetic treatment. Lip enhancement can have quite a dramatic effect on the overall aesthetics of the face and the procedure is likely to give you extra confidence.