As more and more women desire to have fuller lips, America alone sees one lip augmentation implant every 20 minutes.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over 27,449 lip implants took place in the US in the year 2015 alone. The numbers indicate a strong desire in American women to flaunt fuller lips.
Statistics available with Dian Naman, Administrator from Chattahoochee Plastic Surgery Center located in Columbus, Georgia, confirm that her staff performed 15 to 20 lip augmentation procedures last year. According to Naman, age is a major governing factor behind these cosmetic treatments. She remarked that now days, more younger women are coming for lip augmentation as they are impressed with celebrities and want similar looking lips.
The procedure of lip augmentation, involves selecting the filler; which is then injected into the patient's lips along the lip line, as well as, the lip body. It is common for patients to experience some swelling or bruising post surgery. However, it soon subsides in a few days. The effects of the procedure last over nine months to almost a year.
The patient can opt to undergo the procedure again to get similar results. The cost of the surgery may range from $500 to$1500 depending upon the clinic as chosen by the patient.
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