What is PermaLip Lip Augmentation?

seeking fuller lips. tired of injections that dont last. what is permalip, is it safe, how much does it cost?

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What Is PermaLip?

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PermaLip is a brand of lip implant. Though implants are removable, you may want to consider fat transfer instead of implants or injectables just because it is somewhat less invasive. However, if you are interested in the lip implant, be sure you seek a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. Also, your doctor should be able to advise you as to whether you would be a good candidate for implants or fat transfer.

PermaLip is a great investment

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Permalip™ is made of very soft, solid silicone which is tapered at each end to match the natural shape of the lips.
The implants cannot leak or rupture, and come in a variety of sizes (9 in total) depending on the amount of lip augmentation required.

How does it work?
The procedure takes approximately 15 minutes and is performed under local anaesthetic.
The implants are inserted via two small, 4mm incisions at the corner of the mouth on the upper and low lips. The implant is then passed through a tunnel created in the lip and centred; the incisions are then stitched closed with absorbable sutures.

Is it temporary or permanent?
Although Permalip™ is designed to be a permanent lip enhancement, it can be easily reversed by implant removal, due to the smooth surface of the implant.
This surface, which consists of a proprietary coating to avoid the silicone coming in direct contact with the body, stops tissue in-growth into the implant and reduces the development of excess scar tissue..

Reported side effects
Patients should expect their lips to swell post-operatively quite disproportionately to the minimally invasive nature of the procedure, with swelling lasting for 3 – 4 days and bruising for 7 – 8 days. Lips will still be sensitive to pressure for about 2 weeks.
This may cause difficulties with speaking, smiling, eating and drinking for a short time.
Potential risks include scarring (at the insertion points), which should fade over time, and infection.
Post-operative advice includes the taking of anti-biotic and anti-viral medication to avoid any potential infection and foreign body reactions. 

Cost of treatment
Costs for Permalip™ treatment can range from approximately $3000-$4000

Permalip Implants

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I recommend trying injectable fillers at least once before undergoing a permanent lip augmentation.  It is important that you really like the look of fuller lips on yourself before you commit to a permanent enhancement.  I like the Permalip implant, it looks really natural, even on older women.  It's easy to place and easy to remove should you decide to have them out or want to change the size of your implant.  I find my patients uniformly love the look once the swelling subsides.  I'm also told that, with time, they feel completely normal.

Jenifer L. Henderson, MD
Silverdale Facial Plastic Surgeon

PermaLip Augmentation

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Before you commit to something more permanent like a lip implant, I would suggest trying dermal fillers in the area first, only to ensure that you will be satisfied with the look of a fuller lip. Having said that, lip implants are perfectly safe and come in a variety of sizes to produce a natural-looking result on a patients of all ages.  The procedure itself it relatively quick and like other implants they can be removed later if desired.  Price will vary based on your location and the surgeon's experience. 

Permanently fuller lips!

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Our Lips are the focal point of our face. Full lips are often associated with youthfulness and sensuality, but for most of us it is not uncommon to see lips thin and develop deep lines with age. Lip enhancement, also known as Lip Augmentation or Lip Enlargement, is a procedure which involves adding volume to the lip either by permanent lip implants such as PermaLip™, or via an injectable lip filler. This gives lips a fuller appearance and reduces the fine lines and wrinkles. It will help effectively fight the signs of ageing, improve your smile, and leave your lips looking wonderfully natural.

Permalip™ are revolutionary lip implants that are designed to look and feel natural, yet enhance your lip volume to the desired size. It does not deflate, degrade or rupture over time. Although it’s permanent, it is designed for the ease of placement if a patient wishes to achieve a larger or smaller enhancement or even return to the lips original appearance. It does not limit lip movement and provides a natural look.

Our base price here at BellaVou is £1500 but this will be confirmed at your consult.

We often have open evenings where you can come and talk to real life clients about their experience. Have a look at our website or give us a call for more information.

What is PermaLip Lip Augmentation?

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Thank you for your question. Lip Implants may be a reasonable option for those individuals who are seeking permanent lip enhancement or for those who have not been satisfied with the longevity of effect afforded by hyaluronic acid fillers.

The PermaLip (Perma Facial) Implant is FDA approved for permanent lip augmentation. While this treatment is generally safe, every treatment carries potential risks that you should discuss with your surgeon.

Costs vary, but when one considers the cumulative cost over time of temporary fillers, there is usually a savings benefit over time associated with permanent lip augmentation.

Consider consultation with a board-certified facial surgeon to discuss your concerns and goals and which options may be best for you.

James M. Pearson, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Lip Augmentation

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Permalip lip augmentation uses an implant used to increase the size of the lip permanently and is an alternative to injectables. The procedure can be performed in the office under local anesthesia. The Permalip implant is made of a soft, solid silicone and cannot rupture or deflate, and may be removed at any time.
The procedure is performed with small incisions inside the corners of your mouth. The implant is then threaded through your lips. The incisions are hidden inside your mouth and closed with dissolvable sutures.
Most surgeons offer a variety of financing options and the cost will vary depending on your anatomy, where you live, and your surgeon’s credentials.

James Chan, MD
Portland Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 58 reviews

Removing permanent fillers from the lips - Los Angeles

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I would recommend hyaluronic acid fillers prior to any permanent filler in the lips. I remove permanent fillers from patient's lips and do not recommend these fillers due to longterm complications. Raffy Karamanoukian Los Angeles

Permal Lip

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We have had such good results with Perma Lip Implants, that we have pretty much stopped putting fillers in lips.  The results are much better, and the patients are happy. The implants are very safe, and in most cases, be performed in the office using a dental block.

Permalip augmentation is lip enhancement with a silicone solid implant

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This procedure is a relative quick operation that takes about 30-minutes to an hour depending on what specifically is done and any specifics of the persons anatomy. 

Philip Young, MD
Bellevue Facial Plastic Surgeon

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