CONSIDER LIP ENHANCEMENT WITH SYNTHETIC IMPLANTS
Many people wish they had a set of full, plump lips. Not only is this an attractive feature, it is also considered a sign of good health and youthfulness. People may have thin lips at birth; in other cases, this issue is due to aging. Whatever the cause may be, thin lips can always be enhanced to look luscious and plump.
Lip enhancement is a type of cosmetic procedure aimed at beautifying one’s lips. There are thousands of people who undergo lip enhancement procedures every year with satisfying results. For a long-lasting augmentation of the lips, patients often choose lip implants.
GOOD CANDIDATES FOR LIP AUGMENTATION
If you are experiencing any of the following issues, lip augmentation may be right for you:
• Your lips have begun to lose thickness due to aging.
• You have always had thin or poorly defined lips that you find unattractive.
• You think fuller lips will improve your facial aesthetics.
• You feel self-conscious about the appearance of your lips.
TYPES OF LIP IMPLANTS
Lip implants come in a wide variety of materials:
• GORE-TEX: GORE-TEX lip implants are made using medical-grade ePTFE. This non-reactive polymer has played a role in medical surgeries for years. The implants are rigid, but they are quite easy to get accustomed to. They have micropores that allow for the natural growth of lip tissue. As a result of this, the implants adhere to the lip structure more effectively.
• SoftForm: These implants are also made using ePTFE. However, they are created in a tube-like shape. This shape allows for tissue ingrowth, which offers anchoring and reduces the possibility of migration.
• AlloDerm: AlloDerm is a lip implant made using human tissue that is collected through donated human skin. AlloDerm is known for being extremely pliable, soft, and natural. Due to the fact that these implants are made from human skin, the chances of an allergic reaction are non-existent.
PREPARATION FOR A LIP AUGMENTATION PROCEDURE
During your consultation, make sure that you and your doctor discuss your goals for this procedure in as much detail as possible. Any previous medical conditions and any medications you are taking should also be brought up.
For example, your doctor may request that you temporarily stop taking blood thinners to avoid any complications in the surgery or the healing process. Usually, this will have to be done two weeks prior to the procedure. The same must be done with herbal medications. You will need to stop smoking as well, and your doctor will most likely ask you to stop a few weeks before the procedure takes place.
Surgical lip enhancement procedures are carried out as outpatient procedures. Therefore, you may not be required to stay at the hospital after your surgery. However, you may need to arrange for someone to pick you up from the hospital and drive you home.
TAKE THE FIRST STEP TO FULL LIPS
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Pierre Chevray will be happy to help you get the full lips you deserve. For a consultation, contact our office.