COSMETIC SURGEON: Mr Nick Percival FRCS
PROCEDURE: Lip Fillers
DURATION: 1 hour
Nadia, 26, gives her account of having Lip Fillers at Beyond Beauty Cosmetic Clinic London
For as long as I remember I have had insecurities about my lips, I felt as if they were disproportional. My top lip seemed to be less full than the bottom and when I smiled I lost all definition and volume in the sides resulting in me having to channel my inner Victoria Beckham and stop smiling in pictures. This in fact didn’t quite have the desired effect and I ended up looking as miserable as sin!
I had tried using every lotion, potion and cream available on the market in the hope of increasing the volume in my lips, however none of the products worked the way they advertised and so I fell back to the posh becks routine, awkward and embarrassed. I finally decided to look into injectable fillers a form of non-surgical cosmetic treatment. I was aware that lip fillers existed however it was not until all the speculation and gossip about Kylie Jenner’s lips started in the media that I actually considered it myself, after all, if it’s good enough for Kylie!
I could see the difference in my lips (and my selfies!) and it was clear from the compliments I was receiving that I had made the right decision. My friends and family were all saying that there was something different about me but no one could put their finger on what- this made me love my fillers even more! In all, I feel more confident, I am so happy with the results, I feel like my new lips have enhanced my facial features helping to achieve the best possible version of me!
– Nadia, 26, Lip Fillers
Finding a Clinic
After doing some research into the procedure, I booked a few consultations at various well-known clinics. The consultations were short and rushed and I felt pushed into going through with the procedure there and then, when all I really wanted was some information about as to what to expect and what non-surgical options were available to me. A friend then recommended Beyond Beauty Cosmetic to me having had the same procedure I was interested in and I booked yet another consultation.
From my first phone call to Beyond Beauty Cosmetic I had a good feeling, the receptionist was very friendly and managed to answer all my questions. I received a booking confirmation by email straight away and a follow up call to confirm my attendance a couple of days before my appointment which was a nice personal touch, something I had not experienced with other clinics.
On arrival I was greeted by Julia who is the same lady who took my booking, she’s very friendly and managed to put me at ease. After filling in a medical questionnaire in the lush waiting room I went in to meet with cosmetic surgeon Mr Nick Percival. He started by asking me as to why I felt that I needed lip fillers, he told me that my lips were fine and that in his opinion I did not need the procedure (a great compliment coming from an expert!) After going through the details of the procedure including the details of the lip filler being used and aftercare details, Mr Percival suggested that I take some time to process what we had just discussed, however at that point I was sure that I had found the right surgeon and clinic to carry out the procedure.
At first Mr Percival applied some anaesthetic numbing cream to my lips, as we waited for it to take effect he talked me through the sites he was going to inject. The injections themselves did not hurt as much as I expected them to and the anaesthetic certainly took the edge off, Mr Percival explained as he was injecting the filler (Juverderm- I’m an expert now!) what part of the lip he was extenuating. In all I had 2ml of filler injected into my lips. As soon as he was finished I was shown myself in a mirror, Mr Percival explained that the injection sites would be sore, slightly swollen and that some bruising could occur. I could instantly see the difference in my lips, the swelling straight after was minimal and there was certainly no bruising.
The Perfect Pout
My lips were swollen to some degree and somewhat tender to for around 5 days after the procedure however there was no bruising at all. After a week I could see the difference in my lips (and my selfies!) and it was clear from the compliments I was receiving that I had made the right decision. My friends and family were all saying that there was something different about me but no one could put their finger on what- this made me love my fillers even more! In all, I feel more confident, I am so happy with the results, I feel like my new lips have enhanced my facial features helping to achieve the best possible version of me!