A permanent lip augmentation is a great solution for beautifully sculpted, lifted lips. While make-up and other cosmetics can help give off the appearance of fuller, plumper lips, it’s no substitute for the real thing. At Smith Plastic Surgery, we offer a number of permanent options that can bring your lips to life with little recovery time and without having to return for additional procedures. Or, if you're looking for a non-invasive solution, Chic la Vie Med Spa offers a myriad of dermal fillers to suit your needs.
As you can see in the before and after gallery, permanent lip augmentation can breathe new life into flat, dull, or thin lips. They become fuller and more voluminous, while lines due to age and external factors such as smoking are diminished. Lip implants can benefit anyone who desires their lips to look fuller and more full-of-life.
Permanent lip implants can come in a variety of forms. The material used in implants is typically incapable of being absorbed by the body, resulting a permanent look that will never fade. During your initial consultation with Dr. Lane Smith, you will discuss the best possible options to suit your individual needs, as well as go over the specifics of the procedure.
Based on American Society of Plastic Surgeons statistics, in 2013 Dr. Smith performed 6 times more permanent lip augmentation surgeries than the national average. With any surgery, it is important to find a surgeon with experience and similar results to perform your procedure.
Permanent lip augmentation is an outpatient procedure. The surgery is performed by making a simple incision at the corner of the lip, into which the implant will be placed. Before the procedure, you will discuss the desired shape of your implants, which will be trimmed according to your wishes before insertion. Once inserted, the wound will be cleaned and stitched up, typically using dissolvable sutures. This will prevent a return trip to have them removed.
Recovery time is minimal, though the exact amount of time necessary is dependent on the type of anesthesia that’s used. If a local anesthetic is used, you can resume your normal routine immediately following the procedure. If you’re sedated, then a day of rest is necessary. The swelling and bruising that develops after the procedure will subside between a few days and a week.
To schedule a consultation and discover how Smith Surgery in Las Vegas can help make your lips look their best, call (702) 838-2455 or contact us here.