INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The American Society of Plastic Surgeons says a record number of patients had their lips plumped up in 2015, making it one of the fastest growing facial procedures.
"My lips were getting thinner as I aged and I really just wanted to look like I did 20 years ago and that was my motivation," said lip implant patient, Kim Comisar.
The trend is popular with the generation trying to freeze their youth in time as well.
“And then you have the younger population that have gorgeous lips but would like them a little fuller and I think some of that is based on as you know fashion, celebrities,” Dr. Jan Turkle of Turkle & Associates said.
You know the Kylie Jenner phase. However, some people don't go that drastic. Instead something more subtle and sultry. While others want something more permanent and more invasive like an actual lip implant. In 2015 there were more than 27,000 lip implant procedures performed. That's one every 19 minutes. Both methods have taken the industry by storm. And not just among women.
"Men are coming around to realizing that aesthetic procedures are just not for women. We have younger men who feel like their lips aren’t full as they would like them and I think full lips are kind of associated with a youthful look,” Turkle said.
Fillers like botox and a variety of soft tissue fillers last about 6 to 12 months and implants are reversible as well. But Dr. Turkle says be sure to do your research.
“I think you want to make sure that the products that are being administered are FDA approved for that purpose and you’re getting it performed by somebody who is qualified to do that,” Turkle said.
For Kim it's a procedure she's proud of and would do all over again.
"I'm so happy. I have never regretted it not one day, I love it."