Plump full attractive lips are very attractive and trendy in today’s world. Some lucky women are born with or genetically pre-disposed to full attractive lips. Some are not as fortunate. Another cause of small lips is the loss of the normal lip with aging. As the face ages and the skin loses its elasticity, skin between the nose and upper lip tends to lengthen. As this occurs, the pink portion of the lip tends to turn in and give the appearance that the lip has shrunk or disappeared.
We use four modalities to improve the appearance of the upper lip: fillers; fat injections; placement of artificial tissue; and direct excision of the excess skin. The modality of the choice depends on age and the degree of correction you desire.
To learn about the non-invasive procedures used for Lip Enhancement, please see our section on “Non-Invasive Procedures.”
Perma Facial Implant™
Finally, the safe, definitive solution for permanent tissue augmentation has arrived.
One of the greatest challenges in plastic and cosmetic surgery of the perioral region has been the search for an exceptional solution to tissue augmentation. Past methodologies, both temporary and permanent, have met with disappointing results for both physician and patient.
Temporary solutions typically involve the use of commercially produced fillers or autologous fat, which can be unpredictable with respect to how long they last, and require repetitive treatments that are painful, repetitive, and costly.
Permanent solutions have relied on implants that may, due to their surface characteristics, promote tissue ingrowth. This may result in a restriction of movement and an unnatural appearance.
SurgiSil is pleased to bring you Perma Facial Implant™, the safe, definitive solution for permanent tissue augmentation. Perma Facial Implant™ is a patented, FDA approved device designed for tissue augmentation of the face and has undergone extensive clinical testing to ensure its safety and efficacy.
Perma Facial Implant™ is made of a soft, solid silicone elastomer using an injection molding process to produce a naturally contoured implant with a smooth, non-porous surface. The implant cannot rupture or deflate, and may be removed at any time. Perma Facial Implant™ is the answer.
• Perma Facial Implant™ is not injectable. PermaLip is a soft, solid silicone-based device.
• Perma Facial Implant™ is contoured for a natural appearance.
• Perma Facial Implant™ has a smooth surface that reduces the chance of tissue ingrowth.
• Perma Facial Implant™ is permanent, yet can be easily removed.
• Perma Facial Implant™ is available in a variety of sizes to achieve customized results
At you consultation Dr. Layton will discuss the procedures, the pros and cons of each, so that with him you can decide which treatment plan is most appropriate to achieve your goals. All of these procedures can be performed in the office under local anesthesia and you may go home the same day. Depending on the procedure performed, varying degrees of swelling and discomfort will be present. You will be given instructions on the best ways to alleviate swelling and discomfort.