- April 11th 2014
Lip augmentation is a growing trend, and it is no surprise. Many women want plumper, sexier lips beyond what lipstick or lip gloss can achieve. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, lip augmentation procedures grew in the US from over 18,000 in the year 2000 to over 25,000 in 2012. That's an increase of 35 percent, with a total spend just in 2009, for example, of over $37 million.
There are a few things driving this lip augmentation trend. One is the prominence of celebrities that have plumped up their own lips, with many fans wanting to follow suit. Another is the simplicity of lip augmentation procedures these days. Originally, lip augmentation involved injecting fat or collagen into a patient's lips to achieve the full lip effect. However, collagen injections did cause some allergic reactions, and patients had to often wait for the results of an allergy test to come back before finally moving forward with their lip procedure. These injections have largely [Read more]