I have a consultation to get the PermaLip implant in January, and my husband does not know about it. How many days should I plan on 'disappearing' for? and will he be able to feel something hard in my lips?
Is the PermaLip Implant a Good "Stealth" Surgery? Can I Hide It from my Husband, or Will He Feel It? (photo)
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How long before lip implants feel normal
Lips are very sensitive and they have great blood supply. If I thumped your lip with my finger, it would swell up. With that in mind, the insertion of a lip implant may produce some swelling that may last for several weeks. On the flip side of that coin, I have also had patients who looked great the next day but, since you are trying to hide this from the hubby, I would suggest planning for the worst case scenario and then being pleasantly surprised if it doesn't happen.
It took me a long time to become a believer in a permanent lip implant but I have had great results using the PermaLip implants. They are very soft from the onset and tend to stay that way. The only real problem I have encountered with them is that they can shift their position, sliding to one side of the lip or the other and causing some bunching up. To eliminate that risk, I usually put a small stitch at each end of the implant to hold it in position.
Can You Feel Lip Implants?
Hiding Lip Surgery From Your Husband: Good Luck!
Permalip implants enhance the lips to a noticable degree. The lips become a bit firmer, although not hard. It will be difficult to hide the results of this procedure from your husband due to swelling after the procedure, shape change of the lips, and the firmer feel upon kissing. An injectable filler would be a better option!
Best wishes, Dr. Bresnick
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Permalip is a great procedure for patients that have undergone other injectables in the past and wish to have a long lasting solution. It's a small Procedure is done under local anesthesia, however, because it is done in an area of the lips which can easily swell, recovery can be slightly prolonged. I would say you would need one week of social downtime prior to it being noticed.
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