I finally did it!!!!
I took the plunge and finally had lip fillers.
It’s been something that’s been on my mind for years and years and yesterday I finally did it.
The main reason I wanted my lips done was to balance out my upper lip. I have an underbite and I’ve always been self conscious of my lower jaw sticking out when I turn to the side. It bugged me for years and I actually was told I could have jaw surgery to correct it, but this seemed like a way less drastic, less painful, and less dramatic procedure!
These are my lips pre-fillers, as you can see my lower lip/jaw sticks out slightly further than my lower and I had a short upper lip.
I have looked around for years to find a clinic I liked, I’ve scoured the web, stalked Instagram and asked a few people I know who have lip fillers where they had theirs done. I eventually decided last year that I had found the clinic for me.
I went with a company called The Consultant Clinic, who do clinics across the UK. I have been obsessing over their Instagram for at least 10 months and I chose them because I was confident that they would be able to give me a natural looking filler.
My consultation was scheduled for 5:30pm yesterday, and I had emailed and asked what would happen in the consult prior to going. I was told it would be a discussion with the Doctor about what I wanted to achieve and then I could also have the treatment on the same day if I wanted to.
Being deathly afraid of needles I liked the fact that I could have it done on the day because I knew if I had the chance to go home and obsesses about someone sticking needles in my lips I would be more likely to not go through with it.
I arrived about ten minutes early, filled in a medical history form, similar to when I had my BA, and then I went in to see the doctor.
The clinic I chose is unique because it is a clinic made up solely of doctors. These are not beauticians who have gone on a course to be able to do this, they are qualified doctors, which was what swayed me to use them.
I was greeted by two doctors, who were absolutely brilliant. They both discussed between them back and forth what they would do to my lips, different amounts, and looked at my face from different angles. They then decided that I would be best getting 1ml of filler, mostly in my top lip, but a little in the bottom just to balance things out as if I had only had it in my top lip it would look odd.
I then had the filler.
I was numbed up with dental needles in my gums around my lips, which I am sooooo glad they did… I can actually handle dental needles. The dental block would last for 90 minutes.
Once I was numb Dr Raphael began injecting the filler. Now. I’m not going to lie, it does hurt. But it’s more of a sting. And it’s definitely bareable, also the filler actually contains a numbing agent so as time passes you don’t feel it as much.
So like I said I had 1ml, mainly in my upper lip, and a small amount in my lower to balance it out. Once the filler was injected Dr Raphael massaged my lips to distribute all the filler and get rid of any lumps.
And these are the results…
In this first photo my lips are slightly swollen, this has decreased, I’m not a ‘sweller’ so to speak anyway, and the swelling had already started going down within an hour of leaving the clinic.
You can already see the massive difference in my side profile.
These next photos are stacked photos of pre and post fillers, I iced my lips a little this morning as they were sore, sort of a bruised feeling, but this will decrease over the next 48 hours, and I am SO pleased with how they look!!
I cannot wait to see what the final result looks like… I love them already!!
The fillers will last 6-9 months and will then dissolve naturally.
Will do an update in a few days for sure!!
Love you all