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Juvederm Lips. Love It! (After the First 2 Days)

So I have been thinking for quite a while about...

So I have been thinking for quite a while about having my lips done. I was able to smooth talk the husband (finally) into letting me get my lips done. I was very anxious and excited to get the procedure done. I was a little scared and quite concerned about a few different thing when it came to having the procedure done. I told the doctor that I didn't want a hard cord like look to my lip outline, I didn't want my lips to look like a few notable celebrities (Lisa Rinna anyone?) and mostly that I wanted it to be subtle. I also wanted something that wasn't going to wear off in 2 months( incase I loved it) and nothing that would be permanent (incase I hated it) after we talked about all my concerns and expectations she told me that she really liked Juvederm and made sure to let me know that this was an off label use of the product. she said that it's not as lumpy as some of the other fillers and it's not colored.

I asked her what sort of pain I would experience. she told me that most people get a nerve block and are completely numb, but some people opt for a topical numbing cream and do it that way. she even told me she had had it done herself before with no numbing! (wouldn't recommend that!) so the big day came and I was nervous and excited all at the same time. I’ve never had any problems with needles before but my palms did get a little sweaty when she was injecting the Novocain in my gums for the nerve block. I just closed my eyes and pretended I was on a beach. all in all I couldn't feel much of anything and before I knew it I was done. before giving me the mirror she warned me that I was very swollen and that I couldn't love or hate anything for 2 weeks. I took a look and I immediately regretted it! I looked like a duck.

my lips were bright red, swollen and I could barely move them. I played it off and kept telling myself that it was just swollen and it'd be better in no time. she told me that most of the swelling will go down in the first 3 days or so and that we can touch up afterwards if we need to. within the first hour I’d say 50% of the swelling went down. I still though I looked a little crazy though. my lips felt hard and a little lumpy when I ran my tongue over them (she warned me that it'd only feel that way the first few days especially when I felt with my tongue). I got home and over the next 24 hours the swelling was almost all gone but on came the bruising. I wasn't THAT bad, but I did have one big bruise in the cupids bow that went away after about 4 days that covered up nicely with lipstick. anyways, by the time Monday rolled the combo of me getting used to new plump lips and the swelling going down had me convinced that I looked the same as when I started.

I was a little discouraged. I knew that they were bigger; they had to be. I took a picture of my face and pull it up side by side with another older picture and sure enough! I had beautiful pouty lips! I cannot tell you how much I love them! I stopped in to the clinic on Monday to have the doc check things and we did some before and after pictures with the camera and they look great. I told her how I was getting discouraged and she said that some people experience the same thing about the swelling going down and just getting used to them and they end up thinking they look the same until you compare side by side pics.

only people that I have told and people who see my often enough were able to recognize something different. I love how subtle the plump is. I still have my same shape, just bigger. I cannot say how happy I am about my lips. I will definitely do it again!

Dr. Victoria Hagstrom

she gave me a realistic idea of what i can expect. she let me choose if i wanted a topical numbing cream or nerve block. she answered all my questions.

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i love juvederm smile for lips. my doctor is Dr firhaas tukmachi at dermadoc. only the best. juvederm works wonders each time and Dr firhaas tukmachi has a real talent in lip augmentation treatment. one finds it hard and overwhelming to find a decent and experienced cosmetic specialist in harley street so its always great to hear other people's feedback and experience. iv tried restylane but juvederm i feel lasts me longer. also tried juvederm for nose to mouth lines and it lasted me one year and a half!
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Omg I can't believe people are so rude! Both look great and it's all about how YOU feel. We all like to have a different look sometimes - I like the after picture, but if you didn't, it doesn't matter as it's not permanent
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Very nice and natural looking!!
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your lips look wonderful!
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Very sexy lips :)
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I think they look great and I think it's odd how the classless comments you received are mainly from people that only have 1 post, which means they were only wanting to comment on your work specifically; hope you don't have a couple of mean jealous people but being that one is unregistered and the other only one post hahahaha wow.....you look amazing and I guess they couldn't stand it:)
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I am jealous and hope if I ever get the courage to do this mine will look as good as yours!!!! Super sexy but subtle....natural...love it!

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I agree with Nuala on one point...your natural lips are pretty full and look beautiful as they were.

However, your juve lips look beautiful, too. I don't agree that there is anything wrong with they way it looks and don't agree that you should find a different doctor next time. They look youthful and inviting! I'll bet your husband loves them!
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Looks pretty good. You didn't get a trout pout!
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I have to agree with Nuala on this one. Your before lips look more attractive. Maybe if I saw them within the context of your face it would be different.
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I agree! Whenever I see someone with "puffed up" lips like that, they look kinda weird. The first photo is much better, the second has that weird fake look, though not as awful as some I've seen because it's not uneven and bumpy. Still...why?

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Not sure what Nuala is talking about but the after looks GREAT. Yes you're before was great too, but the fuller look is very natural and sexy. Did it look a little lumpy when you first got it, aside from the duckiness? I'm in my first 24 hours and am trying, trying not to look... went to a very reputable surgeon with amazing reviews so here's hoping.
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They look great, but so did your lips before. Just more full. I'm interested to see how long the juvederm lasts you. I had restylane done, and it looked great, for 2 months, so I won't use that again. I'd like to find something to use on my lips that would actually last for 9 to 12 months. Great job.
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i think the after looks great... smoothed out the lines in your lips and made it more full. very natural looking!
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also if you decide to do it again...I like resty for my upper lip it's slightly firmer and the border lasts longer.. I alternate but the resty seems to give a longer effect for border anyway.....
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I think they look great it's amazing what a little juvy can do...The little lines are gone and your cupids bow lifts up just enough Congrats
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I am sorry to say, I don't see the improvement here... Your lips look absolutely perfect in the before pic, and to me, they look kind of gross in the after pic. I don't mean to be rude, really, I just really don't understand why you think they look better. (And, especially why you didn't like your lips to begin with--they are pretty!)
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If you don't mean to be rude... then, why are you being rude?
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Spharoe, you are SO right. This was incredibly rude and uncalled for. I think her lips look beautiful in the after pic.
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Nuala is right. It may just be temporary swelling, but the top lip is uneven and the bottom lip looks too flat/fat. I'm not some mean girl, but the people complimenting you are just being nice. Get a better doctor next time.
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they look wayyyy better
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