Lip Fillers – Update!

Gooooood Morning!

Okay, so… I didn’t upload Sunday, i’m sorry. You probably know but the weather in England has been absolutely amazing this last week or so and you know us Brits… we’re so used to rain, wind and dreary summers, I decided instead of sitting in my room hunched over my laptop I would take the dog to the beach and get some fresh air and exercise… Hence the lack of Sundays post!!

But… here we are… an update!! If you’re late to the party, have a read of my last post regarding my filler experience.

So… Two months since I had my fillers, what’s changed?

Well… the swelling went down dramatically over the first few days, and they eventually settled and felt completely normal again after about a week. People keep asking me ‘do they feel different to normal lips’ and my answer is no, they don’t, they feel exactly like normal filler-less lips… I’ve also been told by ***ahem***a male***ahem*** that my lips don’t feel any different to kissing someone without fillers and that he can’t tell the difference.


Before / After 1ml

How do I feel about them? I still 110% think it’s one of the best things I’ve done… The main reason I wanted them was to ‘fix’ my side profile… my under bite has been the bane of my life since it was pointed out to me by an orthodontist when I was at the tender age of 14… It gave me a huge complex surrounding it and I am always conscious of it in photos. I even considered jaw surgery to correct it, but I am super conscious that this can change your appearance drastically so I decided to test the fillers route first.

Am I happy with the size/profile? Yes absolutely.. but… It’s not that i’m not satisfied with the work… I really am and I do LOVE my new lips.. it’s that I have that classic niggle that comes, I think, with most cosmetic procedures… even a boob job… I want more

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No but seriously… I spoke to some other girls with fillers and they all said the same thing… once you start you’ll want more… and I thought ‘nahhhh i’ll be fine, I know when to stop’… and to some extent I do… when my purse strings are pulled tight, and I don’t want to look fake… so I haven’t actually acted on my desire for another 0.5ml… yet…

I have a small face… I wish I could actually show you guys, I just don’t want people I know recognising me and seeing my bare breasts all over the internet haha hopefully you understand #anonprobs … so I know I would have to be extremely aware of this if I choose to get more filler… I just want a little more, possibly half a ml, I think I would have to contact the clinic and see what their views are on it as I don’t want to destroy the undetectable look I have now. Most people I know can’t believe I’ve had filler as it’s so subtle.

The biggest change in my opinion is my side profile. My bottom lip no longer protrudes miles in front of my top, and they definitely have a more balanced look to them. My side profile looks 100x better which was my main goal.

Another thing I would say is that my cupids bow is definitely more defined than it was. I still have a slight unevenness to my lips (see first photo), I noticed it once the swelling went down, but again this is definitely genetic and to do with my jaw, nothing to do with the filler! It’s also undetectable unless I point it out, and even more so when I wear lipstick!


Before. 1 day after. 1 month after

The good thing right now with the size that they are currently, is that I can honestly say I can play them up and down. If I put lip balm on and I use a lip scrub before, they look bigger. If I don’t and they are a bit dehydrated and I haven’t encouraged blood flow to them😂, they look smaller… but they are definitely bigger than they were.

This has 100% upped my confidence… I no longer feel consumed by paranoia that when someones looking at me from the side I look like i’m sticking my bottom jaw out, and that is all I wanted from it!!

So… overall… I LOVE my lips… but I do want more! Whether I actually get more is a different topic entirely… i’m currently saving for a big trip to Australia in January (i’ll do a separate post updating you all on my life) so all my extra pennies are going on that at the moment… but we will see… maybe i’ll splurge and treat myself! I’ll keep you posted!!

I’m sorry the blogs been so sporadic the last six months or so… as you can probably imagine I’ve been concentrating on my recovery and everything else has pretty much taken a back seat, but hopefully i’m back, and i’m thinking of some more changes to the blog so keep your eyes peeled for them!

We’re also almost at 40000 of you lovely people… I am absolutely gobsmacked, truly, it used to amaze me that even one person read my blog and now to have nearly forty thousand readers is just… I have no words…

As always, thanks for your continued support, especially when i’m a useless blogger like the last six months! I will strive to do better!!

Love Always

R

xo2

 

 

Lip Fillers

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. 


And this is a view from the front pre-fillers…


As you can see my bottom lip is quite a bit bigger than my top, I also have very uneven lips on one side. 

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!!


As you can see they are way more even looking now and from the side my jaw finally looks balanced. 

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!! 

Exciting!! 

Love you all

R