Kylie Jenner has made lip injections a big story recently. However, many people still don’t know much about the procedure. Allure explores lip injections in a recent article titled “What It’s Really Like to Get Lip Injections for the First Time.”
Jenna Rosenstein of Allure writes, “In the days leading up to the appointment, I was terrified. Not just scared—terrified. I have no tattoos, weird piercings, and unlike most beauty editors out there, I’ve never had Botox. As a raging hypochondriac, elective pain isn’t really my cup of tea. But in my years at Allure, I’ve studied everything out there about lip injections, so I know how safe they are. This was particularly useful when my boyfriend started his obnoxious protesting. ‘You’re injecting a foreign object into your body!’ he whined to me a few nights before. He wasn’t wrong. But hyaluronic acid, the filler used in most (if not all) of the injections, already occurs naturally in your body. It’s likely in a ton of your face creams. I know that ingredient; I trust that ingredient. His other concern was the doctor. I knew I was in good hands at the New York Dermatology Group (David Colbert and his team are rock stars). And his last protest was that he didn’t want me to look like a Real Housewife. I agreed—I didn’t want to look overdone. But the one thing that brought me the most comfort was knowing that hyaluronic lip injections are entirely reversible. If you absolutely hate it, there’s an enzyme a doctor can inject into your lips to instantly deflate them. I liked knowing that there was a built-in safety net. What I didn’t expect in the days leading up to the procedure was the mixed reactions to the news. It seems like there are two types of people in the world: those who are totally into the idea of injections (like my mom, who texted me ‘yay!’ and some party-hat emojis when I broke the news) and those who think it’s all sorts of weird (pretty much everyone else I spoke with). My bosses couldn’t understand why, at 24, I was going to a doctor for lip injections. The truth is, I just wanted them. If you’re going to do some body modification and you’re feeling rebellious, lip injections are pretty much the safest thing you can do.”
When it comes to lip augmentation procedures, you need a surgeon you can trust. Rex E. Moulton Barrett, M.D. is internationally known and acknowledged. He is board certified with The American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and The American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr. Moulton-Barrett offers a variety of lip augmentation options including Autologen, fat injections, dermal fillers, and Restylane.
If you’re considering a lip augmentation, contact us for a consultation.