Lip implants look odd, makes me look perma-smiling. Is my only recourse removal now? (Photo)
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Early Permalip Lip Augmentation Results
Lip Implants After 1 1/2 Weeks
A lot of what is showing on your photo may just be swelling. Removing your implants after a week or two would be considered by many to be a bit hasty. I recommend that my patients use ice intermittently until the swelling is completely gone. This can occasionally take up to four weeks. Even after that, with the natural maturation of scar tissue, there is a period of about three or four months when the lips are settling down to their final appearance.
Aside from removing implants, they can also be replaced with different sized ones. This is not a difficult procedure, and occasionally is necessary. Your surgeon will be able to go over all of this with you.
In the end, having full, sensuous lips is well worth it.
Lip Augmentation with Lip Implants.
At only two weeks, you are likely still swollen. I would give this at least 6 weeks to 3 months before making any big decisions like getting your implants removed.
To be sure, see two or more board-certified plastic surgeons in your area for a full and complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have surgery.
I hope this helps.
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