Although women today make up a little over half of the professional business workforce, the quest for equal pay still remains. For some ladies, the competition to gain promotions and/or land that desired position is extremely high; and many professionals have opted to give themselves just the right boost of confidence needed to ensure that they continue to move up in the professional world. Be it extensive training, special licensing and certifications, or basic cosmetic surgery, people are finding positive means to gain confidence and continue to soar.

It’s Not About Landing the Job or Promotion, But Self-Assurance

For ladies who may not be completely happy with certain facial features, one simple way to gain personal confidence as a business woman is to consider having lip fillers. They provide a great way to fill the desire for fuller plumper lips. While tips and makeup tutorials abound, they only provide short-term, subtle results. If a woman wants to enhance her lips for the long term to feel more confident at work and at home, lip fillers are a good option. Read on to learn about lip plumping trends that can be ideal for the busy working woman.

Lip Fillers

For some patients, a lip filler can be used to add volume to areas that are hollow or lack volume due to the natural aging process. The benefits of dermal fillers include:

  • Quick service. A lip filler is essentially an “in and out” proposition. After the patient is prepared, the procedure typically takes 15 minutes or less.
  • Speedy recovery. Downtime is limited, and few patients experience side effects other than mild bruising.
  • Lower cost when compared to other full facial cosmetic procedures.
  • Non-permanent results, as the effects usually only last up to a year.

The two most common lip fillers are Restylane Silk®, and Juvederm® Ultra XC. Restylane Silk uses the same moisturizing and volumizing components naturally found in the skin. This cohesive, soft gel integrates into the tissues of the lips to offer even, subtle results. Juvederm Ultra XC has recently been approved for lip augmentation, and it uses a high concentration of hyaluronic acid to provide long-lasting lip plumping.

Fat Transfer

Businesswomen who feel less than confident about their lips can add volume with a fat transfer. During this process, fatty tissue is harvested from the hips or abdomen and injected into the lips. While this procedure provides certain benefits, such as a reduced risk of allergic reaction, the results are less predictable and downtime can be greater.

Why Some Turn to Lip Fillers

In today’s ever-changing professional world, we are blatantly faced with the belief that hiring has a lot to do with appearance; therefore, many working women may consider things like lip enhancement to gain a competitive edge. According to a recent survey, almost 13% of working-age women said they would consider having such a procedure to become more competitive and confident in the job market.

While most people believe appearances should not matter, the truth is that most hiring decisions are made based, at least partly, on the way a person looks. With lip fillers, augmentation, and other cosmetic procedures with Dr. Patt, a working professional can gain a youthful edge and keep it for years. Schedule your consultation today to learn more about PermaLip® Lip Enhancement, and to speak with Dr. Patt and staff at the Houston Center for Facial Plastic Surgery.