August 23, 2016 – With social media being such a focal point for both personal and business interaction these days, it’s no suprise that people want to put their best image out there. You might think that the drive to look great would fuel a big increase in facelifts. But according to the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, lip augmentation is the second hottest facial procedure right now. The only facial procedure that saw a bigger jump in the number of patients last year is dermabrasion. So read our lips, augmentation is in!

The ASPS report for stats from last year (2015) shows that lip implant procedures have grown by 48% since 2000 and lip augmentation by injection saw a 1000% increase since 2000. That translates to around 9.2 million lip augmentation injection procedures for both men and women last year, or one every 19 minutes.

So why is lip augmentation suddenly so popular? The report speculates it’s because the injection procedure is fairly simple, has little to no down time and also an easy way to change your appearance without it being permanent. The results usually wear off in a few months and by then patients can decide if they liked the change in their appearance and opt to have more injections or go with implants.

As with every cosmetic surgery procedure, it’s vital to do your research and only go to an experienced, board-certified cosmetic surgeon to insure the best results. So the next time you post a picture of yourself on social media, look and see if your lips are telling you to schedule a consultation with a cosmetic surgeon.