Lip Injections Increase by 50 Percent Since 2000

Lip Injections on the Rise

According to recent statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a lip augmentation procedure is performed every 20 minutes! Approximately 27,000 lip augmentation procedures were performed in 2016, a 50 percent increase from 2000. Plastic surgeon Dr. Bruce Barach regularly meets with patients who desire a fuller pout. In this blog post, he shares three reasons why lip augmentation has become so popular.

Celebrity Influence

Celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johansson and Kylie Jenner are admired and envied for their full, soft lips. So it’s not surprise then that many lip augmentation patients cite these celebrities and others as inspiration for seeking the procedure. Many even bring photos of their favorite celebrities to their consultation, in hopes of achieving a similar lip look to these celebrities.

“Selfie” Awareness

Thanks to selfies and social media, we have become more aware of our facial features (and every small imperfection). Many plastic surgeons have reported an increase in patients who cite selfies as a reason for pursuing plastic surgery. Patients who are unhappy with their naturally thin or aged lips can snap a more attractive selfie with one of several injectable treatments available today.

A Starting Point

For patients who want to enhance their appearance but are not ready to commit to surgical facial rejuvenation procedures like facelift and eyelid surgery, lip augmentation with temporary injectables is a safe place to start. With injectables, patients can subtly augment the lips as well as smooth out lines for a fuller and younger-looking pout. In the event that the patient does not like their results, the effects of the injectable will wear out in a few months and the lips will return to their natural state. Lip injections allow patients to test out injectable types and dosage amounts. If patients like their results, they may be motivated to enhance other, more prominent body parts like the eyes and nose.

Choosing an Injectable

Dr. Barach is highly skilled and trained in lip augmentation with injectables. He offers Juvederm and Restylane, two dermal fillers that are derived from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that delivers both volume and smoothness to the skin, for a natural-looking and youthful appearance. Each injectable has its benefits and limitations, which Dr. Barach can discuss with you during a personal consultation. To learn more about your lip augmentation options, please contact Dr. Barach’s New York practice by calling (518) 346-3125 today.