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Selfie Surge Drives Rise in Lip Enhancement

Record number of Americans plumping their lips, new data shows

In the age of social media, more people are looking to show off the perfect pout in their pictures. The selfie craze may be one of the reasons a record number of women and men underwent Lip Augmentation last year. Growth was seen in lip enhancement with both lip implants and injectable botox and dermal filler products, according to the 2015 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Lip Augmentation is the second-fastest growing facial procedure in the U.S. since 2000, the report said. Only dermabrasion, a skin resurfacing procedure, has grown faster.

“We live in the age of the selfie, and because we see images of ourselves almost constantly on social media, we’re much more aware of how our lips look,” said David H. Song, M.D., president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. “The good thing about lip procedures is that you have several options. You can change the shape of your lips as subtly as you want.”

Increase seen in lip implants and injectables

According to the ASPS report, more than 27,000 lip implant procedures were performed last year, while lip enhancement with botulinum toxin and soft tissue fillers were part of the almost 9.2 million injection procedures.

If you feel that your lips are too thin or want to rejuvenate their youthful fullness, please call Hedden Plastic Surgery at 205-980-1744 to schedule your consultation. Birmingham, Alabama cosmetic surgeon Dr. William J. Hedden offers Lip Augmentation procedures that enhance the lips while retaining their soft and natural feel.

Source: American Society of Plastic Surgeons

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