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According to data released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, lip enhancement is one of the fastest-growing procedures of the past 15 years. Last year, a lip enhancement procedure was performed approximately every 20 minutes. Here, the team at the Plastic Surgery Group of New Jersey explains why a record number of people are discovering the benefits of lip enhancement.

More Options for Enhancement

Modern lip implants are soft and pliable for a more natural looking result, and they can be placed through a short procedure with very little recovery. Another popular lip enhancement treatment option is using injectable fillers like Juvederm or Restylane. Fillers are a good choice because treatment takes only minutes with no downtime needed. Also, the effects are temporary (and can be maintained with regular injections). Juvederm and Restylane have special formulas (Restylane Silk and Juvederm Ultra) that are approved specifically by the FDA for lip augmentation.

Celebrity Influence

Many lip enhancement patients are young women influenced by celebrity culture. Stars like Kylie Jenner, Jennifer Lawrence and Scarlett Johansson are often mentioned in consultation with plastic surgeons as having desirable lips. In an ASPS survey, Lawrence had the most requested lips, followed by Jenner, Johansson, Jennifer Garner, Angelina Jolie, Beyonce and Lisa Rinna.

Social Media Pressure

With today’s smartphones and social media platforms, members of the younger generation are very aware of their appearance, and some have a tendency to focus on their perceived shortcomings. This helps to explain why many plastic surgeons are seeing patients in their teens and early 20s requesting lip enhancement and other cosmetic treatments.

Men Getting Their Lips Done, Too

Women are not the only ones having their lips enhanced. According to the ASPS, 1,200 lip enhancement procedures were performed on men. This reflects a 400 percent overall increase in male lip enhancement since 2000.

Contact Our New Jersey Plastic Surgeons

If you are interested in enhancing your lips with an implant or dermal fillers, it is best to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon about your options. Our team of surgeons can evaluate your lips and recommend the best course of action to help you achieve your ideal outcomes. Please call (973) 233-1933 today to make an appointment at our practice.