This post is SO over due & I’m sorry!
If there’s a perpetual question that I get it’s about my lips.
Did I get them done?
“Because they look great”.
So first of all THANK YOU and if I didn’t get back to you it’s because I like to talk about things on my own terms and what a better place than the ol’ GREEN JUICE & YOGA PANTS blog.
The funniest part about talking about lips is everyone I have told has actually gone to the SAME injector and fell in love.
So I felt this post was necessary because IT’S UNFAIR TO EVERYONE ELSE that wants to know and also I have a pretty funny story and can save some other people from some trial and error.
It’s 20-fucking-19 and women + men are getting filler and botox so get in or get out. It’s become pretty popular and giving a lot of people major confidence! How AWESOME!!
~ LONE BEHOLD ~
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MY LIP FILLER & GETTING YOUR OWN LIP FILLER:
WHY I GOT IT:
I remember a few years back when my friend and I were on our way to the galleria mall, she mentioned casually over a Kygo song, “I think I’m going to get my lips filled before my wedding!” and I responded, “What in the world is that?!” She went on to explain to me about filler and how it gives girls a more pouty look if they desire. I then looked at myself in the mirror noticing my lips were a pretty normal size and went along with my life not thinking much of it.
Fast forward a few years I kept running into friends who had the most BEAUTIFUL pouty smile! I couldn’t help but ask them 20 questions about it and came to find out they got FILLER!!! I was blow away because to me it looked so good and NATURAL. I then decided after a YEAR of back and fourth that I wanted to try it for myself. It’s “temporary” after all..
^^ BEFORE FILLER ^^
I have big hair, big eyebrows, bold eye color and I felt “bigger” lips would fit really well.
I did my research found a really well-known spot “Perceptions Aesthetic Spa” in town AND a deal (it was like $350 for 1 Syringe of Juvederm when normally it’s like over $500). PSA: They have deals all. the. time.
FINDING A GOOD INJECTOR:
If you are super picky about an injector (which you should be) I would recommend a consultation. Now here’s the thing, at Perceptions (where I go) they take their time with their patients SPECIFICALLY if you see Injector, Elle. Elle insures she talks with you about what you want and examines your face making sure what YOU want is really what you want. I’m very particular about this because other spa’s are about getting as many clients in a day and rushing the process. At Perceptions and with nurse Elle you are NEVER rushed and she takes her time insuring that your procedure is BOMB AF every single time.
You can even have a consultation and get injected the same day if you want!! If you have a bomb injector you should always feel confident and comfortable enough to get injected same day. If not, skirt skirt.
TYPES OF FILLER:
Ok so you finally get injected….GREAT…sometimes!! Listen, unfortunately getting lip filler doesn’t mean your lips are going to look immediately how you want. SOMETIMES THOUGH(!!!) It is that way. However, everyone’s lip anatomy is different and holds filler differently and for me I had 1 syringe of Juvederm at first injected into my lips and noticed absolutely nothing. Womp. Womp. Wompppp……..
Well at least I didn’t notice but you be the judge:
They’re like a TAD bit plumper right? For $500-700 though I would not be THAT happy… call me cheap. lol.
I think a lot of people don’t understand that it takes a lot of filler, a lot of patience and a lot of money to possibly get the right pout.
Kylie Jenner makes it look easy honey but it ain’t!
(I’m actually still paying it off.. yikes!)
HERE’S MY FIRST MISTAKE I MADE:
I picked the wrong filler.
They have Volbella, Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm ULTRA PLUS. Juvederm Ultra Plus is the same filler (AND PRICE!!) as Juvederm Ultra but it’s THICKER (making your lips bigger) and lasts LONGER. So my B for picking the wrong one which would have probably saved me a lot of time and money but whatever.
So I went into Elle again months later and said, “I want BIGGER lips”!
She advised I do Ultra Plus but mentioned it COULD make your lips “lumpy and bumpy” so I got scared and went for the Ultra again.
(It rarely ever will leave them bumpy unless your injector isn’t that skilled).
RESULTS (better but not quite what I wanted):
Mind you, there are MONTHS in between each session filler and a lot of working double shifts if ya know what I mean 😉
So I decided in January 2019 to go for the final time for a while and try ULTRA PLUS. Just “one last time”… I slightly sound like a junkie but it happens when you get filler. You get addicted?
I went it for Juvederm Ultra Plus and MAN OH MAN.
I bruised more.
I swelled more.
MY LIPS WERE SO BIG I WAS KINDA SCARED.
Elle texted me all night and assured me they would go down & not to worry, like she’s really the best ever.
I also heard a million times that
“if you like how your lips look right after you get filler while they’re still swollen then you’re going to want more filler later because they go down A LOT”.
So I knew when I was finally scared shitless over my swollen results that they were going to be perfect in a few weeks…. lol how sick is that? Just a few weeks of suffering…
I mean LOOK at these puppies (THIS WAS FRESH OUT OF INJECTIONS):
You can expect to feel pain while getting injections (obviously) but it’s not too terrible, expect bruising, swelling, spending money and waiting 2 weeks to see your final result.
It’s been months now and I’m still very happy with the Ultra Plus.
If I were to go back I would to a 1/2 syringe of Volbella just to touch up!
Filler is not permanent and after a while will dissolve so get ready to keep ’em up.
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OR CALL PERCEPTIONS TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT!
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Till next time.