Ever looked at Kylie Jenner and been a teensy bit jealous of her killer pout? The Kardashians know how to make bank, and part of their appeal (and strategy) is to look as flawless as possible. Being smart business women, they know that the only way to fight gravity is to stay one step ahead. Say goodbye to the green-eyed monster and inject some glam into your own life. Whilst Kylie’s name and fillers are now synonymous, she joins the ranks of everyone from the Little Mix ladies to Jeffree Star. Lip fillers are becoming more and more attainable, so here’s everything you need to know!
KNOW WHAT YOU’RE GETTING YOURSELF INTO
Or what’s getting into you! There’s Restylane and Restylane-L for all over volume, Restylane Silk for subtle changes, Juvéderm Ultra XC for a plushy push, or Juvéderm Volbella XC for definition. But your doctor is the one in charge of deciding what’ll suit your face the best.
KNOW WHAT YOU WANT
Consider the shape and volume of your new lips. You already said you wanted lip fillers, but what do you want them to look like?! Consider combining different kinds of fillers to achieve desired results. You will also rely on your doctor’s advice on what’s best for you, and how to get there.
A KARDASHIAN ALWAYS KNOWS THE RISKS
Kylie would’ve never gotten her lips done without knowing everything about them. When it comes to plastic surgery and artificial enhancers, knowledge is power. Lip fillers look great, sure! Massive health bills, however? Not so much. If you go to a backstreet clinic, the chances are that you’ll get backstreet results. And yes. This can cause health problems.
DO YOUR RESEARCH
This is seriously important! When lip fillers are done correctly, they look great. However, going to the wrong doctor or using the wrong products could get you starring on an episode of “Botched.” Read reviews online and only go to someone you trust, who’s also licensed and a pro.
LET THEM SPILL THE FABULOUS BEANS
As with any medical procedure, it’s important that you trust the doctor or person qualified to do your fillers. You can go over your medical history, any questions you may have, and they’ll outline the procedure itself. It’s a great chance to make sure you’re both on the same page.
FLASH THE CASH
As with most things in life, you should choose quality over quantity. With lip fillers, there’s no exception – you get what you pay for. Be prepared to part with anything from $200 - $2000, and go with experience over cost-saving shortcuts.
YOU BETTER WORK (AND PREP!)
Give yourself the best chance to walk away with the best results. Drinking alcohol beforehand might seem a great idea for Dutch courage, but it’ll only make it hurt more. Stay away from anything which might thin your blood in the lead up to the day, like ibuprofen and aspirins. You might want to avoid working out the very same day, and wash your face completely the very same day you’re getting them done.
Don’t worry – they’ll apply numbing cream before you get your shots. However, you’ll still feel something akin to a bee sting. Try to relax; it’ll all be over in 15-20 minutes and your pout will look sensational. Kylie Jenner who?
SWELLING, BUT NOT DWELLING
OMG! Your new lips are swollen? Ugh, you did NOT sign up for this. Except you did! Don’t sweat it – swelling is totally normal for the first few days. You’ll get some bruising, so just whack on the concealer and be patient.
YOU BETTER WORK!
Ta-da! You’re good to go. Thanks to some subtle – or not-so-subtle – enhancements, you’re looking better than ever. Kiss goodbye to thin or flat lips, and say hello to a plushy pout (for the next 6-12 months).