Permanent Lip Implants
For Lips That Last
Whilst lip enhancements using dermal fillers can give beautiful results and offer the restoration of fullness in ageing lips a disadvantage is that the procedure needs to be repeated every 6-10 months. For some, a permanent lip implant offers the solution to this problem. Lip implants have come a long way since the use of gortex and silicone implants that gave unnatural results and affected facial movement. Soft malleable implants have been developed that have the advantage of easy removal if required.
What are the benefits of having a permanent lip implants?
It enables your physician to provide reliable, permanent augmentation without the risks previously associated with permanent implants and fillers.
Permanent results so no need to keep having injectable lip augmentation.
Cost effective if you were to compare it with twice yearly temporary lip augmentation.
Easily removable. The modern lip implants do not encapsulate in the way that older implants did and can therefore be removed if the patient wishes or decides to have smaller or larger implants.
Other benefits include: Minimally invasive; Minimal recovery downtime; Completely biocompatible with the surrounding tissue; Cosmetic outcome tailored to the patient;
Long lasting and reversible and soft and indistinguishable from surrounding tissue.
How is the lip implant procedure performed?
The implants are introduced into the lip under local anaesthesia in less than one hour. An oral nerve block injection, such as that used in dental procedures, will provide anaesthesia at the area of the implant. Two small incisions will be made in the implant area and a very small instrument will be passed into the lip to create a space for the implant. The Implant will then be inserted and the incision sites may be closed with sutures that will require removal in around 2-4 days or as your Doctor recommends. Ice or cold compresses should be applied to the implant area before and / or after the procedure. Medications to reduce swelling and bruising may be prescribed.
Do the implants come in different sizes?
Yes as well as different lengths to personally suit all lip shapes. The implant length and size will be discussed during the consultation.
Do I have to have the top and bottom lip treated?
Not necessarily. In cases when there is asymmetry of the lips i.e. the bottom lip is considerably fuller than the top lip then only the top lip needs treating. The Doctor will be able to advise you with this as well as the size of implant.
What will I look like after the procedure?
There will be swelling in the lip and this generally lasts for 7-10 days. Bruising can also occur on and around the lip which can last 7-15 days.
Will I have full movement in my lips?
The implant is soft and malleable and there is no restriction to movement in the lips. The implant moulds to your natural shape and areas such as the cupids bow will be maintained. Patients say that after a few weeks they cannot feel the implant and neither can their partners!
What should I do next if I want a treatment?
It couldn't be easier call or email us to arrange a consultation in one of our national clinics.
If you have more questions please e mail us or call 01206 298464/0870 4585483 and we will be happy to answer you questions.