Lip Implants

Lip Implants with SurgiSil PermaLip

Plastic surgeons have fought against the odds when it comes to offering a workable solution for patients seeking augmentation surgeries for their faces. Tissue transfer can create results that look good, but often require future re-treatments and touchups. A new implant option allows patients to finally seek permanent lip augmentation that not only looks great, but also feels natural. Dr. Kinsley is proud to offer the SurgiSil PermaLip Implant at her New Orleans & Mandeville area plastic surgery clinic, located in Covington, LA.

What It Is

SurgiSil PermaLip offers a non-injectable, silicone implant that is surgically placed in the lips to plump and shape the lips to a more natural, fuller appearance. The smooth surface on these implants reduces the risk for a common complication, the risk of tissue re-growth that changes the shape and feel of the implant.

Benefits

This new FDA approved implant offers several benefits. First, it provides a permanent solution for those who want to augment their lips, yet it can be easily removed if the results are not what the patient was anticipating. The manufacturer makes several sizes, so customized results are possible. Rupture or deflation of the implant, a common concern with previous options, is virtually impossible with SurgiSil PermaLip.

Ideal Patients

Many patients, both male and female, suffer from thin lips that have little to no shape. SurgiSil PermaLip lip augmentation surgery is designed to add fullness and shape to the patient’s own lips. Rather than changing their look entirely, the surgery simply enhances it, adding fullness where there was none before. Just about anyone can benefit from this surgery, provided they are healthy enough to be a good candidate for an elective procedure.

What to Expect

Lip augmentation is not a major surgery. In fact, most patients can have their implants added during an in-office procedure performed under local anesthetic and taking just an hour.

Of course, it is a surgical procedure, so you can expect some discomfort afterwards. The worst of this will dissipate after 24 to 48 hours, and most patients experience little, if any, bruising. Results will be completely visible once any swelling subsides.

At Your Consultation

If you decide to pursue lip augmentation, the first step is scheduling a consultation. At your consultation, Dr. Kinsley will discuss the benefits and risks of the surgery. Dr. Kinsley will also help you choose an implant and will talk you through what to expect from the procedure as far as results. This is a good time to learn about the surgeon’s qualifications and to see before and after pictures of patients like you who have had the implants.

If you would like to add a little volume to your lips, now is the best time to do so. The recent innovations in lip augmentation surgery have lessened risks and improved results, so you can have the added volume you crave with little down time and few risks. Call Elizabeth Kinsley MD at (985) 893-3737 or fill our our online form to book a consultation!