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Lip fillers...your experiences

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SweetApple Tue 07-Mar-17 16:59:54

Downtime? Pleased? negative experiences? How long does it last?

My lips are slowly disappearing. I've had cheek fillers before with Dr Mountford and they were great- got 18 months out of it - but her waiting list is now 5 months for lips . I'd be with one of her team for lips.
Cost is from £350 (Harley St-ish.)

I am terrified of looking overdone or having permanent bruising or anything going wrong.

Any comments?

Bleurghghghgh Tue 07-Mar-17 18:29:08

I've had them twice, first time (stupidly) in a woman's conservatory and more recently in a proper clinic.

2nd time was miles better. Had one syringe both times (this time juvederm ultra) and neither looked overdone but I'm much happier with the shape of these. I didn't even need numbing cream this time the nurse was so good!

My lips were a bit sore and swollen for a day or two but that was it.

My first lot were done well over a year ago and there's still some of the original product in there so it lasts well on me

Bleurghghghgh Tue 07-Mar-17 18:35:28

Here are mine...

mya83 Tue 07-Mar-17 18:42:51

Had mine done several times. Revaness I think it's called. It's basically hylauronic acid so a natural solution your body makes itself.

Pain- hmm yes it was fairly painful- it stings basically but they do apply numbing cream which eases it a bit and luckily it's all over fairly quickly. Afterwards it doesn't hurt too much just feels a little bruised.

Results- I loved them. Biggest difference was just having a lovely shaped Cupid's bow instead of shapeless lips. Been back 5 times now and will be going again soon.

I know a few good places up north but sounds like you're based down south so probably a little far from you!

SweetApple Tue 07-Mar-17 19:35:02

Bleurgh.. they look good on you but are much fuller than I want mine. Mine are about 1/2 to a 1/3 the size of yours (as they are now) so I want a tiny bit doing.

How long does it last? I've heard people say 4 - 6 months so at £350 a go that's pretty pricey.

theaveragewife Tue 07-Mar-17 19:38:12

Following with interest and would love recommendations of practitioners too...

MrDacresEUSubsidy Tue 07-Mar-17 22:32:15

Watching with interest. I have no interest in looking like Kylie Jenner! But a wee bit of extra definition and smoothing would be nice. Basically my lips but slightly improved.

Bleurghghghgh Tue 07-Mar-17 22:40:23

MrDacres - that's exactly what mine are like now. My lips aren't thin to start with but I needed some help balancing the top out and then the bottom done to match

You'll get a consultation before you actually pay anything in my experience - and if you do pay upfront it won't be even half the cost of the procedure. Go for the consultation and see if the consultant is able to do what you want them to do. They will be able to, I'd imagine.

I think it's impossible to look 'overdone' with lip fillers unless a)you have a very bad/inexperienced practitioner or b) you have way more than 2 syringes at once. The celebs who all look ludicrous will get theirs from 4+

crazycatgal Tue 07-Mar-17 22:42:14

Just be aware OP that some peoples bodies naturally break down fillers faster than others, unfortunately mine lasted around 2 and a half months

Chinama Thu 22-Feb-18 13:29:00

These days market is flooded with clinics and salons offering botox and filler treatments but always do your research before go for treatment. It should be done by the fully qualified doctor with training in aesthetic procedures. Check their profiles, reviews and before after picture portfolio. Go for recommendations. In lot of clinics you only see the team working for the clinic not actual clinician. Ask for consultation from doctor. Check the products they are using. Botox is prescription only, fillers are not prescription only but it soon going to be by law. So choose the right product. I have been doing lip fillers for few years in my clinic, I see all sort in my clinic. I am quite happy to answer any questions if you have.

neveradullmoment99 Thu 22-Feb-18 13:39:52

There is someone that I know to talk to and she has clearly had them done and they look awful. They just look totally odd. They perhaps can look quite natural but it can go so easily wrong. I would leave well alone. Google Lesley ash and trout pout.

commutergirl22 Thu 22-Feb-18 14:10:02

I had mine done by a Dr a week ago using juvederm and am very pleased. I'm 42 and just wanted my top lip evened out (one side is smaller than the other) and a little more fullness in the bottom lip, as it's got smaller as I've got older! My keywords were 'natural' and 'not Kylie Jenner' grin The dr was great - he'd inject a small amount and give me the mirror to check if I wanted more. What you see there and then 'in chair' is what it will look like after any post-treatment swelling goes down, which I hadn't appreciated, and helped me feel in control of any trout pout risk! However, you will pay the same for the treatment whether they use only a small amount of filler or the full syringe.
A week on and my lips look natural and I can wear lipstick without my lips looking uneven. Those who know say it looks great, those who don't haven't noticed!

commutergirl22 Thu 22-Feb-18 14:12:05

Also I iced my lips and took arnica so no bruising. Minimal swelling above and below the lips for a day or so, but went into work. The injections do make you flinch. Think of popping a spot on your lip line!

Eleanorsummer Thu 22-Feb-18 14:36:50

I would only want a subtle increase too, a natural look. Can anyone recommend any near West Yorkshire?

KellyMarieTunstall2 Thu 22-Feb-18 17:38:21

I had 0.5ml in my for minimal plumping. They looked fresher. It wasn't particularly painful, but did feel sensitive to heat for about a week afterwards.

herethereandeverywhere Thu 22-Feb-18 20:11:14

I've had mine done at Tracy Mountford's clinic twice, by one of her team.

I explained what I wanted and got it (completely natural just to plump out some lines and give definition, NOT the fashionable full lips lots of people go for, or the Michelle Pfeiffer 'turned out sides top lip')

They were swollen initially for about 24 hours but I passed it off as a reaction to something so that not even my husband could tell (except to ask had I done my hair/lost weight/say my skin was looking good...!grin)

Mine lasted almost 12 months the first time. I'm going back when these shrink down, wouldn't go anywhere else for peace of mind.

TeddyIsaHe Thu 22-Feb-18 20:16:37

I had mine done in the Consultant Clinic. They use a cannula so the downtime is zero and there’s no bruising. I have a ml put in every six months and no one has ever commented on them being over the top. I love them!

Fosterdog123 Thu 22-Feb-18 21:43:39

Consultant clinic for any fillers. Amazing work. Check them out on Instagram. I use dr Raph for Botox and have seen some of the lips he's done.

lovemylover Fri 16-Mar-18 12:07:48

Look at British association of Cosmetic nurses. [BACN] it gives people registered in your are ,just put your post code in,
I was shocked to find only 2 in my town

runningmum247 Sun 10-Jun-18 21:34:30

I had mine done, my bottom lip was a little uneven, so I wanted it plumped a little on one side.

I agree with everyone else do your research and make sure they are qualified Dentist, Doctor, Cosmetic Nurse etc. I had mine done by Dr. Amy Bachra in Godalming, really lovely and professional and I was very happy the result! smile

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