Due to age or genetics, the lips can be thin and become lost in the overall harmony of the face. While injections can be beneficial, they are not permanent and cost both time and money. PermaLip Implants can be a great alternative to patients who want soft, plump, natural-feeling lips for the long-term.
What are PermaLip Implants?
These tube-shaped, soft, silicone-based implants are placed along the entire length of the lip, tapering on the edges to follow the natural shape and appearance of the lip. Each implant used (as in, for the upper and lower lips) is differently shaped to accommodate differences in feel, length, and plumpness. Because of this, PermaLip Implants are a good option for patients seeking to correct lip asymmetry. Dr. Homas can help you determine what implant options will give you the best results for your aesthetic goals.
Who is a candidate for PermaLip Implants?
Anyone who feels that their lips are small, thin, and detract from their overall facial balance can consider PermaLip Implants. This permanent solution can be most beneficial to patients who have already tried dermal fillers and injections to correct their thin lips, and are confident in their desire for bigger, plumper lips.
What is the PermaLip Implant procedure like?
After administering anesthesia, a small, inconspicuous incision is made, usually inside the corner of the mouth. A surgical instrument is used to create a tunnel along the length of the lip, inside which the implant is then placed and positioned.
What is the recovery like?
Because this procedure is invasive, some downtime is required. Complete recovery can take up to a few months, but most swelling and pain lasts for around a week before subsiding. Using a cold compress as well as any prescribed medications can help manage any symptoms.
What about results?
The results of PermaLip Implants are permanent and typically give great, natural-looking results to patients who want fuller lips. In order to get the best possible results from your PermaLip procedure, be sure to follow any care instructions given by Dr. Homas and New Image Plastic Surgery.
If you are looking for solutions to small or thin lips, consider PermaLip Implants and contact our office to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Homas.