In recent years, beautification with non-surgical procedures has been very popular. According to a study conducted by the Ipsos research company, the cosmetics sector is growing by 10% every year in the world and this rate is even higher in Turkey. Turkey, along with Brazil and Australia, is one of the three countries most prone to plastic surgery…
Every year, the age of non-surgical procedures is decreasing. Currently, the average age at first transaction is 34 and this is expected to drop further in the coming years. This shows that the Z generation is more interested in aesthetics than previous generations.
According to the research “What should be the ideal lip for women?”to the question “56% “The upper and lower lips should be in the same proportion and full” the answer is given. The new generation wants the top more prominent, while the old generation “don’t be too obvious” says. 80% of patients who have had fillers are satisfied with the result. 96% want to repeat the application in the future. Patients have a high awareness of fillers, and they want to know the brand and its duration.
In this direction, let’s talk about what you should know before getting lip fillers. Medical Esthetician Dr. Şafak Göktaş answered our questions about lip augmentation, one of the most preferred applications of this field in non-surgical aesthetic procedures, and gave the 2023 lip augmentation trends.
What kind of materials are used in lip augmentation?
Dr. Dawn Goktas: Hyaluronic acid-based fillers are used to plump the lip. These are injectable gel-like substances. These substances hold up to 1000 times their own weight in water. Therefore, it increases hydration, ie water retention, on the lips. This results in a smoother, less cracked, fuller lip appearance. Lip fillers can be used to add volume to the lips, correct asymmetries and create the desired fullness. But it should not be forgotten that; Not all lips and fillers are the same.
How is the amount determined when lip augmentation is performed?
Dr. Dawn Goktas: First of all, it is necessary to determine the patient’s desire well. If too much is injected, the effect of the filler may take a little longer, but excessive swelling and large lips may occur. If the goal is to achieve a natural-looking but still fuller lip, then it is healthier to apply less, and regular injections over time will lead to this appearance. In general, the average duration of lip augmentation varies between 6 and 12 months. Results vary depending on the type of filler used, how much is injected, and the individual metabolism of the patient.
What are the lip filling trends that will mark 2023?
Dr. Dawn Goktas: Most of us have shied away from overblown and big duck lips. Natural, soft and youthful looking lips will continue to exist in 2023. Natural beauty will continue to be the first target in aesthetic procedures in general. There are a few tricks doctors can use to achieve this natural look.
Which techniques are used for natural lip augmentation?
Dr. Dawn Goktas: One of them is the lip tent technique and it is a method used to plump thin lips. The aim here is to volumize the lip in a more natural way instead of making it too puffy. While most standard lip filler injections are injected in the horizontal direction, in the lip tent technique, the filler is injected vertically into the contours of the lips. This technique gives the physician more control over the resulting shape. Lip borders are determined and a more natural-looking, fuller lip is created. This method is ideal for people who like the part called “the letter M, seagull wing or eros bow” in the middle of the upper lip distinctly.
Is there a way to plump the lips without fillers?
Dr. Dawn Goktas: Another lip example, which will continue in 2023, does not require any filling. A very small amount of botox can be applied on the lips, especially for those who want to change the lip shape a little more than the volume of the lips. This causes the upper lip to curve upward. With the botox applied on the lip, it is aimed to pull it upwards and the lip is slightly turned upwards. Some patients prefer botox on the lip because it is a simpler and painless procedure than filler injections.
What should be considered when getting lip augmentation?
Dr. Dawn Goktas: There are some points that should not be forgotten while having lip augmentation. It is important that the newly made lips harmonize with the other part of the face. For example, just plumping the lips without eliminating the loss of volume on the face can create a strange appearance. However, the most important thing is that the person who will do lip augmentation is a physician. Since the procedures not performed by the doctor are performed without knowledge of anatomy, the probability of complications is high. Afterwards, solving those complications can be quite troublesome.