Photo illustration by Lynee Ruiz. In no way do I think getting cosmetic enhancements is necessary for a person to feel good about themselves. Embracing our differences is something I feel strongly about. That said, I’m 25 years old and I recently got my lips injected. Why? Because I wanted to. I can’t remember when […]
Photo illustration by Lynee Ruiz.
My nurse went over the final look with me and answered my husband’s questions while he sat in the corner of the room. I had the option to be completely numbed, or just use a topical treatment and I decided to use the topical numbing treatment. It felt a lot like when you get numbed at the dentist, drooling and all. I was surprised how little pain there was as my nurse began injecting me. I’m pretty sure I hurt myself worse on a daily basis just walking around my house. I can’t remember how many injections there were, but it was over pretty quickly.
For about a week I was a little swollen, but about a week and a half later my lips were exactly where I expected them to be. My co-workers would stare and me for a moment and then go “Oh, yeah! You got your lips done,” and then proceed to say that it looked really natural and pretty.