How Long Do Lip Fillers Really Last?

You may remember the Pamela Anderson-inspired breast augmentations of the '90s. Or the spike in popularity of Brazilian butt lifts right after the turn of the century. But if you're wondering what the cosmetic procedure trend is as of late, we're going to confidently suggest now is the age of the enhanced pout with lip fillers.

Blame it on Kylie Jenner, the more affordable plastic surgery prices, pouty duck face poses on social media, or a mixture of all three. According to statistics, the fuller lip look is only growing in popularity in the U.S. "We found that the number of lip enhancements jumped another 5 percent in 2015, which is up 50 percent from 2000," said Dr. David H. Song, president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, perĀ CBS News. So it may be safe to assume that lip fillers will remain a popular cosmetic enhancement for years to come. If you're curious about investing and injecting for a fuller pout, one of the first things you should find out is how long the effects will last.

Many factors determine how long your lip fillers will last

First off, it is important to point out that the duration of lip fillers is not the same for everyone. Dermatologist Lesley Rabach, tells Cosmopolitan that, "it depends on how much a patient gets, their metabolism, the desired plumpness, and the product used," she notes. "But you can usually expect anywhere from six months to three years, on average" for a procedure to last.

Lip fillers may be known as a "lunchtime procedure," and the procedure itself may be viewed in more of a casual manner. It's important to do your research and find a respected and credited medical professional to inject your lips. "These treatments are now very straightforward and dangerous side effects are extremely rare," says Dr. Prenna Jones to Elle. "But should an issue such as anaphylaxis, occlusion of blood vessels, allergic reactions, or extreme swelling occur, I personally don't believe anyone other than a doctor, who is governed by strict rules and regulations, would be best suited to dealing with and rectifying such issues."