It’s 2019 and number of people choosing to plump their pout skyrocketed thanks to reality TV stars like Kylie Jenner. It became as routine as getting a haircut! So obviously, I wanted to dive in with research to share what to expect if you ever consider getting lip fillers yourself. After all, we research our favorite haircut trends and colors, so we should also know what’s going into our lips!

Can it be UNDONE?

Remember, lip fillers are actually medical procedures with high risks when done incorrectly. With that in mind, it is actually possible to remove lip fillers. There is nothing more beautiful than a natural-looking full lip, but nothing worse than an overfilled one. Your doctor can inject an eraser enzyme called hyaluronidase to break up the particles and accelerate the rate at which the fillers break down. The process takes a few seconds, and the results are instant!

Permanent or temporary fillers?

Lip fillers can be made from natural and synthetic gels. Most are now biodegradable, which means that most fillers are temporary. While some places can use permanent fillers, the temporary ones remain the better option.

What are the risks to keep in mind?

We all heard many stories of plastic surgery gone wrong or lip fillers gone wrong. But the reality is that lip enhancement risk is relatively low. It’s quite rare to have any problems when getting the procedure. The acid used in fillers is naturally found in our bodies anyway so is not damaging to the skin. If you follow your doctor’s advice, you shouldn’t have any issues.

How much does it cost?

The price of these fillers can rely entirely on the amount of filler you want, but it also depends on the plastic surgeon you choose and your region. It can go from $500 to $2000. Remember, cheaper is not always better! Going to discount places are not worth the risk.

How long does the procedure last?

The procedure takes about 15 to 30 minutes total, and the numbing will start to wear off after about 30 minutes. You can go on with your daily life without any problems but expect some swelling for the next three days.