Luscious and beautiful lips have always been synonymous with youth and sex appeal. And while men drool over the fuller lips of Angelina Jolie, Priyanka Chopra and Katrina Kaif, beautiful lips are fast becoming a craze among teenage girls who are opting to undergo lip augmentation.~
~According to Dr. Jamuna Pai what makes the procedure more popular is its low “down-time”. “Patients can continue with their daily activities in just 24 hours after the process and in some cases within 2-4 hours” she says, adding that the low cost of the procedure (anywhere between Rs. 6,000 – 20,000) also makes it an attractive option. “Also the process does not include any incision as the fluid (most commonly hyaluronic acid gel) is inserted using tiny needles.
The procedure that was common among young aspiring models, beauty pageant participants and even wannabe filmstars, has lately been picked up by girls with a lack of self esteem. “A lot of them undergo cosmetic procedures because of peer pressure to look sensual. While a breast job, hairline treatment or a nose job continue to be in demand, lip augmentation is the latest in thing,” she says.
Eighteen year old Rosemary a college student got her lips augmented because she wasn’t confident of her thin lips. “I have beautiful eyes but I used to feel that my lips were not beautiful. Now i have beautiful lips too,” she says.
Featured in Asian Age, Mumbai
Date – 13th September 2010