One every twenty minutes — that’s how often a person underwent a lip augmentation in 2015, according to CBS News. But that doesn’t really come as a big surprise, does it? It seems full, kissable lips are all the rage now, with YouTube tutorials teaching you how to over-line with makeup and celebrities creating beauty empires out of their puckered pouts. If you’re one of the many women or men curious about the procedure, here’s exactly what you need to know about lip injections, according to Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Harry Glassman.
According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, there were over 10,879,909 nonsurgical procedures performed in 2015, a 22 percent increase since 2014. Dr. David H. Song, president of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, credits our tech culture for the surge in popularity. “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,” he said in a press release.