Ever noticed that more and more selfies of gorgeously full lips are being posted on sites like Instagram and Facebook?  Pseudo-celebrities and social media staples like Kylie Jenner have made full lips more popular than ever – and that’s why lip injections have quickly become the second most popular facial procedure in the United States (second to microdermabrasion).

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), more patients are interested in achieving full and shapely lips like their favorite social media celebrities.  Additionally, many patients have also pointed to the rise of social media as playing a role in this trend.  As a society, we’re posting more selfies, which means we all want to look as beautiful and flawless as possible.

Lip augmentation is a great facial procedure for any patient, as it’s easy to customize injections for subtle or dramatic changes.  The temporary nature of lip injections is both a pro and a con; patients can play around with their lip shape without feeling a sense of commitment, but it does involve regular upkeep.

Juvederm and Restylane are both the most popular lip injections for augmentation; for patients who want subtle lip augmentation, Juvederm Volbella is a great option.  Volbella is the newest lip filler to come to the US market and to be approved by the FDA. This dermal filler uses a more viscous form of hyaluronic acid, a natural compound that adds volume to the injection site. With all fillers, there’s minimal pain involved with the injections, plus they can be customized to provide as much or as little volumization as you’d like.  Each treatment takes less than 30 minutes to administer; patients should expect minor swelling for up to 24 hours after treatment.  Each filler can last about ten to twelve months, making this a great long-term option for patients who are looking for fuller lips.

To learn more about this remarkable lip augmentation treatment, schedule a Juvederm or Restylane consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean  Doherty at one of his two practices in downtown Boston and Concord, MA. Call his Boston (617)450.0070 or Concord (978)369.4499 office to learn more today.