Restylane Silk Lip Augmentation Filler Review. I love it!
Procedure specific satisfaction rating
Lip Injections – Restylane Silk
My Age: 26
Dr. Sergio Alvarez – Alvarez Plastic Surgery, Miami Beach, FL
Cost: No charge, I worked for the doctor
Being a make-up artist and beauty blogger I’d been wanting lip injections for some time. Being that my lips were not too thin to begin with and injections can be quite pricey, I’d never really done much research on it. When I moved to Miami, I started managing social media and creating content for a board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Sergio Alvarez,MD, in Miami Beach, FL. I watched him do a few lip injections and I was sold!! One day after work I rubbed my lips down with some numbing cream and he set everything up. I was very nervous about the procedure and putting a foreign substance in my body but not more than I wanted big juicy lips. We used Restylane Silk, a hyaluronic acid (HA) lip filler made specifically for lips (vs. regular Restylane filler made for other parts of the face). Restylane Silk has a smaller HA molecule than regular Restylane (both are part of the Restylane family of lip augmentation fillers). I had the filler injected into both my upper and lower lip. I must admit the injections did hurt and my lips were sore and a little bit swollen for a good 24 hours. Was it worth it? 100% I absolutely love the shape of my lips now! The filler gave me a much desired lip enhancement. I will be having it done again, though I think I may try a different substance such as Juvederm (another filler made by a different company), as I would like to achieve a bit more lip volume. My lips didn't get a whole lot bigger with Restylane Silk but I asked my doctor to make them curl over on the top, similar to the Kylie Jenner look. He injected directly around the top of my lip and though one side does have a little more than the other, I don’t mind. I still love them. I will say the feel of my lips has changed. They're not as soft as they used to be, I can feel the pockets of filler but again nothing to call home about, I don't mind. If you are thinking about getting some lip filler, I would say go for it. I can’t wait to do it again! I love the way it makes my face look!! It's been 4 months since I've had it done and they still look great and have plenty of volume!