Along with your teeth, the shape and size of your lips can have a dramatic impact on your smile. For some people, thin, flat, or small lips can make the difference between a wide and bright smile or a small and hidden one.
For many years, lip fillers have been a go-to solution for those looking for thicker, fuller lips. The material used in lip filler procedures is either dermal fillers, similar to those used in other places of the face, or fat transfers (fat grafts). While both of these fillers, with a skillful surgical hand, can give your lips the appearance you want, they are temporary and wear off over time.
However, the FDA has also approved the Perma Facial Lip Implant for tissue augmentation of the lips. Coming in three different sizes, the Perma Facial Lip Implant not only can give you the aesthetic look of your lips you want, but it is permanent and only requires one procedure.
In a procedure that can be done in the office and takes less than an hour, Dr. Marc Salzman makes a tiny incision in the side of your lip. Your lip will be numbed to help with comfort. He then threads the implant material through the incision and uses dissolvable sutures to close it. The implant is a soft, silicone material that will increase the size of your lips while still looking natural.
The recovery is generally very short and easy. Most patients report moderate swelling and some pain in the first 24 hours, with both of those decreasing over the following week.
If you would like to hear more about permanent lip implants, or want to start achieving your overall aesthetic goals, contact Dr. Marc Salzman and Salzman Cosmetic Surgery and Spa in Louisville, KY at 502-425-5200 or visit www.itbecomesyou.com to schedule a consultation today.
Dr. Salzman and his team of expert aestheticians will work with you to develop a treatment plan that provides the longest-lasting results, using safe and easy treatment methods that fit into your schedule.