Before I write anything, I just want to make a point of the fact that I KNOW everyone is naturally beautiful and I KNOW I don’t need to have procedures to change my face. I KNOW. That being said, I got my lips done because I wanted to. If that bothers you then you can click off this post, but for those of you who are thinking of getting them done or want to know a little bit about how my lip fillers are then read on…
I live in Belfast and thoroughly done my research before I committed to going anywhere for the procedure. I searched high and low on Instagram, Facebook and asked friends all about their experiences and who they went to. I heard horror stories and dream stories and I started to prepare my should I should I not list.
I had been thinking about getting my lips done for a long time now and when I finally decided to take the plunge there was no doubt in my mind that I wanted to get them done. A little nervous, don’t get me wrong but excited all the same. After my research and scrupulously dissecting before and after photos I decided to book in with Lisa Sloan at Simply Be Beautiful on the Lisburn Road, Belfast. Lisa is an experienced and established professional who holds advanced qualifications in facial rejuvenation and anti aging treatments. Not only that, but Lisa also has 26 years of nursing experience and 7 years of practice in the aesthetic industry. I have heard nothing but great things about Lisa for all her treatments and all her photos, including those with lip fillers looked amazing.
Upon arrival I walked into a beautifully open reception with calm friendly greetings and was handed a numbing cream straight away and told to apply. The cream felt like how you would imagine, cold and tingly for a few seconds and I definitely got some on my tongue by accident.
Treatment (if you are squeamish maybe don’t read…)
I was so excited by this point but due to the numbing cream I honestly wasn’t sure if I was smiling or not. Lisa smiled and me and made me feel so at ease and walked me through all the things she had to (terms, conditions, aftercare, etc). I told her exactly what I wanted in that I didn’t want to end up looking like a TOWIE experiment gone wrong, that I just wanted fuller looking lips and she nodded and told me not to worry. I lay down on the comfiest bed ever and closed my eyes as Lisa began to prepare.
As the needles went into my lips I honestly didn’t feel any discomfort. I knew that there was something happening to my lips but thanks to the decent helping of numbing cream I couldn’t feel much. I had been given a tissue in case of any eye watering but my eye liner remained in tact! I had intended to receive 0.5ml of product into my lips but after a mirror was handed to me, I could definitely see a difference but decided to opt for an extra 0.5ml bringing the total to 1ml added.
So ignoring the camera quality and all that, this was a before and after picture of my lips. As you can see from the before picture my top lip was far thinner than my bottom lip and in the after picture it certainly isn’t anymore! Obviously, this is a photo of them as they were just done so they have still to come down and reduce the swelling but I was so happy with them.
After I had left I came home and thoroughly inspected my lips, then PANIC set in. I was so worried, being like ‘what if they don’t go down?’ and immediately forgot everything that Lisa had told me about swelling and that they wouldn’t be as red when they go down. Joel came home and his face dropped but he did his best to calm me down and through laughter he told me everything would be okay.
This photo was taken the next day and while there is still swelling I was far more relaxed about them the next day than I had been the night before.
One Month Later
A month later and I am still loving them! While lip fillers may not be for everyone to me it just completes my make up look and makes me feel more confident. Below are some photos from the last week or so and they have come down greatly but they are still definitely bigger and exactly what I asked for. I can’t thank Lisa enough for actually listening to what I wanted.
I wanted to write a post about the fact that I have had lip fillers put in because so many bloggers and make up artists talk about how amazing certain lip products are while they have clearly had their lips done and people buy these products because they want to look like that. While clever lip tricks and certain products can change the appearance of your lips, I think it’s important people know the difference between lip fillers and a lip liner.
I hope you enjoyed reading about this and seeing my before and after pictures. If you are thinking about getting your lips done or any other treatment I urge you to please do you research and don’t automatically go for the cheapest one just to save money! Do what’s best for you!
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