Whether you have always wanted fuller, plumper lips or you are bothered by the effects of aging on your lips, permanent lip implants can be an effective way to achieve a perfect pucker that lasts. Lip implants can also be a great option for men and women who have tried injectable lip augmentation and like the results but want a longer-term solution.
Contact us online or call one of our cosmetic centers, conveniently located in Noblesville, Indianapolis and Marion, to learn more about your options for lip augmentation. Our team of surgeons has helped thousands of men and women throughout the state of Indiana feel confident in their appearance through permanent lip implants.
About Permanent Lip Implants
If you have naturally thin lips, lip implants can help you feel more confident about your appearance and the balance of your facial features. Lip implants can also help you look and feel younger. Just as other facial features may wrinkle and sag, the full, smooth lips of your youth may become thinner and wrinkled as you age. Lip implants can restore a fuller, smoother, more sensuous look to your mouth.
At your initial consultation, your cosmetic surgeon will listen carefully to your specific goals for your lips and talk in detail with you about your likely results and if permanent lip augmentation is the best way to achieve the look you want. Depending on your goals and concerns, your cosmetic surgeon may suggest starting out with dermal fillers first to make sure you’re happy with your new look before committing to permanent lip implants.
Our cosmetic surgeons use the most advanced lip implants. The implants are a soft, solid, silicone elastomer called PermaLip™. These implants have a soft, natural feel and are designed to follow the contour and structure of your lips. PermaLip™ comes in many sizes for a customized appearance. Since they are smooth and non-porous, unlike other implants, they are easy to remove. The implants look and feel natural, and are virtually undetectable when eating or kissing. Because they are solid, they are incapable of rupture. Lip implants offer a solution for those who want permanent lip augmentation results with a natural appearance.
We also offer AlloDerm® dermal graft lip implants that are made from donated human tissue. AlloDerm® lip implants are soft, pliable and avoid the possibility of an allergic reaction. AlloDerm® may only last for a year or 2 because your body may absorb the graft.
Using a local or general anesthetic, your cosmetic surgeon will make tiny incisions at the corners of your mouth or elsewhere along your lips and create a thin pocket to accommodate the lip implants and ensure proper placement. Your cosmetic surgeon may use small stitches to close the incisions. Sutures are typically made under the skin and shouldn’t require removal.
Your Recovery and Results
Although you can expect some bruising and swelling for the first week, you should see an improvement in your lips immediately after getting lip implants. Discomfort is generally minimal. For an easier recovery, elevate your head and apply cold compresses for the first 24 hours to reduce swelling. You may also notice some tenderness when you brush your teeth or chew food for a few days. You may need 2 to 3 days off from work, followed by between 7 to 10 days of downtime. Your cosmetic surgeon may also recommend avoiding strenuous exercise and physical activity for 2 to 4 weeks.
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To take the first step toward looking and feeling your best with the help of permanent lip implants, contact us online or call one of our cosmetic centers in Noblesville, Indianapolis or Marion.
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