Until now permanent lip enhancement solutions have relied on implants that may, due to their surface characteristics, promote tissue ingrowth.
Permalip is an alternative solution for permanent lip enhancement. It's a CE (European Conformatity) marked device designed exclusively for the lip and has undergone extensive clinical testing to ensure it's safe and efficant.
PermaLip is made of soft, solid silicone elastomer using an injection molding process to produce a naturally contoured implant with a smooth, non-porous surface. The implant cannot rupture or deflate, and may be removed at any time and comes in a variety of sizes to achieve customised results.
PermaLip: Am I suitable?
So long as you don't don't suffer from such diseases as diabetes or lupus, or have any blood clotting problems then you should be a suitable canditate for a PermaLip procedure.
At a consultation your doctor should evaulate as to whether you're a suitable canditate.
PermaLip: What do I do to prepare?
- If you are a smoker, your doctor may suggest that you stop smoking before you have the procedure.
- You shouldn't take any painkillers before the procedure.
- It's advised to put thought into what you wear to have the procedure done as you don't want to hurt your lips by pulling a tight top over your face afterwards. Think loose, comfortable clothing.
PermaLip: What's the treatment like?
The procedure can be performed under a local anaesthesia in a simple office setting. After your mouth and lips are locally anaesthetized, two small incisions are made in the corners of your mouth for the PermaLip implant to be passed through. It's passed through a tunnel into your lip and then centered. The same process will be done on the other lip and the incisions are closed up with absorbable stitches. It can take less than half an hour for the entire process to be done.
PermaLip: What about after?
Expect to be swollen and tender (uncomfortable) after the PermaLip procedure. Bruising can occur afterwards as well depending on the patient. You should find that the majority of the swelling and brusing goes down after a week. This is when you'll be able to start seeing the final result.
After this procedure, normal activity can be resumed the day after, but its advised to take at least three days off work at minimum.
PermaLip: Are there are risks or side effects?
With any surgical procedure there will be some risks you will have to take into consideration.
It is possible that you could have an allergic reaction to the implants or the local anesthesia. Even though they are extremely rare, it should still be noted.
Infection is always a possibility as well.