Try lip fillers for those fuller lips you always dreamed of
- Posted on: Sep 27 2016
Ladies, it's time to pucker up. The concept of fuller lips in the notion of beauty has taken off over the past few years and has prompted women of all ages to find ways to achieve larger volume in their lips. But what's the whole hype really about? Although it can seem ridiculous – especially when you look at so many fail attempts to achieve Kylie Jenner-sized puckers, but celebrities like her and Angelina Jolie have made full lips a staple in what people perceive as attractive.
Let's delve into the psychology behind wanting luscious lips, and easy ways to achieve it.
Why are lips such an important feature of our face?
"Fuller lips are associated with youth."
If we didn't have lips, we would look pretty silly. We use our lips for many everyday activities – eating, talking and kissing, just to name a few. Imagine not having lips and trying to grasp a straw with your mouth, for example. Many research studies have shown that fuller, plumper lips are typically associated with youth. It's the collagen in our skin that gives our lips their shape. As we continue to age, the collagen production in our skin decreases, which leads to thinner lips, fine lines forming around our mouths and the ever-feared drooping sensation around the mouth. If you want to knock a few years off your appearance, it's time to look into ways to keep your lips looking supple.
In a separate study, researchers found that fuller lips are a sign of good mating potential, according to Vision Research. With the correct ratios of other features (like eyes and face shape), full lips can drastically help to attract partners for reproduction.
Some interesting lip facts
In addition to their sheer size, the shape of an individual's lips can affect their appearance. The skin on lips is much thinner than anywhere else on your body, which is what contributes to their natural reddish coloring. Generally speaking, the redder your lips look, the more they attractive they will seem to others. Researchers in France conducted a study to observe the effects of red coloring in lips. They studied the effect of female waitresses who wore red lipstick during their shifts. Researchers concluded that when waitresses wore red lipstick, they were more likely to receive bigger tips from male patrons compared to other colors of lipstick.
That said, it's usually not a good idea for naturally thinner-lipped women to wear red lipstick all the time. In fact, since there are no sweat glands on your lips, they are more likely to dry out. Moreover, it is a hassle to sport red lipstick all of the time and it may not be appropriate for all social occasions.
How can we achieve bigger lips?
Unless you are blessed with the luscious lips of Kylie Jenner or Angelina Jolie, it may be difficult to achieve the level of fullness you may want in your lips naturally. But while that may be the case, there are plenty of options you have to increase the size of your lips. One of the most popular methods is to use lip fillers.
Lip fillers can be performed in clinic in about an hour or less, depending on what look you are trying to achieve. Talk to your doctor about a realistic plan to make your lips a little larger, but make sure you have realistic expectations for the procedure. Moreover, if you don't have a physician you normally use for cosmetic procedures, take the time to do a little research on doctors in your area. The procedure itself isn't an overwhelming one. Upon arriving at the clinic, you'll receive either a topical or local anesthetic which will effectively numb your lips. Next, you'll receive the filler injection from a pre-loaded syringe. Before you know it, you'll be leaving the clinic to return home to the comfort of your own home for a little recovery time.
Your doctor will walk you through the entire process, from prep work leading up to the procedure to all the after-clinic care. You're going to need products in the recovery stage to help with the swelling and pain, but when you're fully recovered, you'll be left with luscious lips that enhance your natural facial features. Plus, your new lips will give you the opportunity to apply red lipstick of your choosing to maximize your sex appeal.
Don't let that be your only reason to achieve fuller lips, however. By knowing that your attractiveness levels have increased dramatically, your confidence can also skyrocket, doing wonders for your psychological health.
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