This Is What Getting Lip Injections Really Looks Like

Name: Lauren C.

Age: 23

Current city you live in: Los Angeles

Occupation: Dancer

What procedure did you get done?

I got my upper lip injected.

What is the desired result for that procedure?

Fuller, more accentuated lips.

What does the procedure entail?

The surgeon put numbing cream on my lips and once it had taken effect he did several injections in my upper lip.

How did you find your surgeon? Did you feel comfortable with him/her?

I researched highest rated surgeons or lip injections in LA and made sure he was board certified.

How many times did you have to meet with him/her before the procedure?

Only once before so he could see my lips and discuss the procedure and cost.

Was there anything you had to do before the procedure? Prep?


How long does the procedure take?

From entering the office to leaving, it probably took an hour. But the procedure itself was not long at all.

What is the recovery like? Were you in pain? If yes, for how long?

I won’t lie the injections were painful and my lips were swollen and bruised for a few days.

What does the aftercare entail? How long before you were healed?

It took about a week and a half before it felt completely healed. I just had to be gentle with my lips and ice them occasionally if I felt like I needed it.

Did you have to go in for any follow-up appointments?


Any other information or details you would like to include?

There are several options for lip enhancements, but fillers are probably the safest and have the smallest potential for complications. I got Restylane, which only lasts 6 months, but is safest for the body.

Why did you want the procedure?

I have always been insecure about the size of my upper lip and wanted to change that.

Are you happy with the outcome? If not, why not?

Yes, I am happy with the outcome, my upper lip is fuller but not fake looking.

How has getting the procedure changed your life on a daily basis? Better/Worse?

I definitely feel more confident now when I go out.

What would you tell someone who wanted to get that procedure done?

To do their research and know if they get injections that they would have to keep getting them every six months as they’re not permanent.

Do you plan on getting more procedures? If yes, which ones?

I will keep getting my lips injected.

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