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5 Things to Know before Getting Lip Fillers – 2023 Guide

It seems that almost everyone we know has had lip fillers done or has undergone some type of non-invasive cosmetic procedure. If you are looking towards undergoing a lip filler treatment, there are some things that you will first need to know.

As popular as lip fillers are, they are still considered to be a cosmetic procedure. With that comes a number of things that you may need to be aware of, including some potential for side effects.

You should do some prep prior to the procedure

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According to, there are a few things to think about and to take care of, even before a non-invasive procedure like the lip filler treatment. The first thing that you need to consider is just how big you actually want to go with your lips. Do you want to go from naturally thin lips to something seen on the red carpet or a reality television star? It will be very clear that you’ve had the procedure. While it may seem tempting, you likely don’t want to have overfilled cartoon-like lips. If you do want to see a big difference right away, however, the voice that to your doctor so that he or she will know what it is that you are looking for.

In addition, some other prep you should consider doing is to avoid foods and supplements that could result in excessive bruising after your procedure. This could include aspirin, fish oil and vitamin E.

Skip the Kylie pic

It seems like the reality TV star has the most famous and popular pout in the world. But while it’s helpful to suggest to your doctor what you’re looking for, remember that every face and lips have a different shape. You may not be able to achieve the exact look that you’ve been hoping for. A better approach is to explain to your doctor what you’d hope to get and allowing the doctor to work with the shape of your lips in order to achieve something fairly close.

Different filler types can produce different results

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Long gone are the days when we had the only collagen as an option to plump up our lips. Today, there are a number of filler options that most often are based on hyaluronic acid. This is a naturally-occurring substance in the human body. It binds to and retains moisture, and also offers a much more natural look when injected into the lips. Be sure to ask your doctor which of the available fillers will help you to achieve your desired look.

The plump pout isn’t cheap

While we constantly see images of women touting big pouts, most of us have no idea how much it actually costs to achieve these results. Prices can range drastically, with some doctors offering lower prices. But, on average, just one injection can range between $400 to $1,000. Many of those we see with pretty plump pouts will need two to three injections, each time. The costs can be staggering when you approach them this way.

Filler won’t last forever

Keep in mind that these types of lip fillers don’t last a lifetime. On average, most of the hyaluronic acid fillers will last between six months and a year. There’s not really anything that can be done in order to prolong the filler, as every person metabolizes differently. 

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