In today’s society, there’s nothing that says beauty quite like a pair of plump, pouty lips. And, while we all know lip enhancement can make a woman look better, patients are always curious if it can really make a woman look younger. Yes it can, suggests beauty and fashion resource, Redbook.
The magazine recently published an interesting article entitled, “Is Your Face Older Than You Are?” Besides the obvious issues that make a woman look older – wrinkles, large pores, veined hands – the article also offered one factor that may surprise you: a woman’s lips. According to Redbook, “A study by David Gunn, a research scientist at Unilever (makers of Dove, Vaseline, and more), found that women who look young for their age have fuller lips.” So, just how much younger can a woman with full lips expect to look? While everyone is different, according to Redbook, full lips can take away as many as five years off a woman’s appearance – a number that’s hard to ignore!
Lip Augmentation on the Rise
Surgical lip augmentation has quickly become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures among women today. An effective solution for thin, dull lips, the procedure uses an implant to permanently enhance a lip’s definition and contour. So, just how popular has this procedure become? According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), there were over 25,000 surgical lip augmentation procedures performed in 2011. Comparing that with the 2010 figures, we see a remarkable 49% growth in one year, alone.
That number, however, doesn’t include the countless number of women who are choosing minimally-invasive lip enhancement. A non-surgical alternative to implants, Restylane® is now approved for lip enhancement. And, as the company points out, “Restylane is the first and only FDA-approved dermal filler for lip enhancement in patients over 21 years.”
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