The duck face was born the same day someone discovered the Myspace mirror selfie. Although it may seem silly and everyone has definitely seen their share of people doing it wrong, the “duck face” and variations of people puckering their lips in photos is actually quite brilliant as it creates the illusion of more defined bone structure and acts as instant lip injections.
Now we’ve come a long way since the bathroom mirror selfie and now sharing on social media video outlets like Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook Live, Periscope and more make it difficult to capture that perfect pout… Just try talking while pouting! As live video on social media has taken off, so have lip procedures which are the second-fastest growing facial procedures in the United States since 2000 according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Data doesn’t lie, trends are showing that social media influences lip injections and Dr. Paul Wigoda thinks this is why.
Selfie Smile Symmetry
Lip injections don’t have to leave you with an iconic pout like Angelina Jolie. In fact, your plastic surgeon’s goal should be to complement and enhance your facial features, not create a cartoonish look like Jessica Rabbit.
Many men and women are looking to enhance their smiles in a way that looks as natural as possible and the best looking lips aren’t always the fullest. Lip injections can do more for you than simply adding volume as fillers allow you to alter the size and shape of your lips and can make your face more symmetrical. People often think that facelifts, eyelid lifts and Botox are the way to go for dramatic results but are quite surprised after they see how much lip injections can define and change a person’s face, even if it’s a subtle difference.
The Non-Permanent Pout
If you haven’t had plastic surgery before but are looking to make a change, your lips are a great place to start as it’s not as dramatic as some other plastic surgery procedures but can still make a big difference. When it comes to lip injections, many of the options are temporary or reversible so it feels like less of a commitment.
Temporary lip injections and fillers allow you to alter your smile for just a few months at a time before wearing off. You can either come back every few months to maintain your lips or simply choose not to. Regardless, it’s a temporary way to try out an all-new look with minimal recovery time!
In the age of the video selfie, lip injections are a great way to make that pout picture-perfect. You can change the shape of your lips as subtly or as dramatically as you want and, depending on which procedure you opt for, you can always go bigger the next time you come in for injections. To help determine which procedure and shape will help enhance your face, schedule a free virtual or in-person plastic surgery consultation with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Paul Wigoda today!