Not everyone is born with full luscious lips. Unfortunately, we can’t all be as lucky or as young as Angelina Jolie or Megan Fox. Thankfully, there are many options including the brand new PermaLip available to assist you in plumping your pout! A temporary fix can be achieved from over-the-counter glosses and creams, or dermal fillers from your cosmetic surgeon. However, up until recently these procedures available have not been able to provide long lasting results. Some more permanent solutions are available and include silicone injections, Alloderm, Gortex, and fat grafting. However, these still have some unpredictability, and any imperfections can be permanent, sometimes requiring surgery to correct – think Lisa Rinna!
The PermaLip Option
If you love the idea of having younger fuller looking lips, but are not interested in continually spending money on temporary injectables, there is an option for you. For the first time ever, there is a solution available for permanent lip enhancement that is affordable and natural looking. The PermaLip implant is an FDA approved soft, solid silicone implant with a smooth surface. This implant is extremely durable and cannot deflate or be ruptured. The Lip Augmentation procedure itself takes only around 15 minutes to complete and is usually done under local anesthesia.
PermaLip has none of the negative effects associated with other implant materials. PermaLip is unique because it is a silicone implant. This means that while it will not rupture, deflate, harden or degenerate over time, it is flexible, allowing it to quickly adapt to the shape and natural movements of the mouth. Additionally, because it is silicone, it is naturally resistant to tissue ingrowth. Tissue ingrowth has been a problem associated with other lip implants because ingrowth can prevent natural movement and make removal of the implant necessary and difficult. This gives PermaLip a step up on the competition. While permanent, the PermaLip implant can easily be removed, replaced, or even adjusted if ever needed.
The PermaLip Procedure
PermaLip enhancement is a relatively simple procedure. It can be performed in a simple office setting under local anesthesia. Once the mouth and lips are locally anesthetized, two small incisions are made in the corners of the mouth. The PermaLip implant is then passed through a tunnel in the lip and centered. The process is repeated for the other lip and the incisions are closed using absorbable sutures. The entire process takes less than fifteen minutes and aside from a little bruising, there is no downtime! Ready for your permanently plump pout? Schedule an appointment to learn more about PermaLip, contact Shapiro Plastic Surgery today!