Lip Implant for Lip Augmentation
Your Consultation for Lip Implants
Upon arriving at The Langsdon Clinic, you will receive prompt, pleasant, and professional service. Our friendly receptionist will help you in completing administrative details necessary for your optimal cosmetic experience.
In a comfortable and state-of-the-art atmosphere, you will be at ease as you consult with Dr. Langsdon and his professional team. During the consultation, you will be encouraged to share any questions or concerns you might have with the procedure. You will not be rushed, and all of your questions will be answered.
What to Expect with Your Lip Implant Procedure
Perma Facial Implants™ increase lip volume for a lifetime, if so desired. Made of soft-solid silicone, they are durable without risk of rupture, or deflating. Customized results are possible due to a wide range of sizes.
Your lip implant procedure will be done under local anesthesia and is relatively routine. At each corner of your mouth an incision will be made so each lip can be enhanced. The lip implant is then inserted through one side, positioned, and centered, then closed with absorbable sutures. The procedure takes less than an hour with little discomfort.
Recovery for Lip Implant Procedure
Your lips might swell and be tender temporarily after lip implant surgery. You might even experience light bruising. Within a week any or all of these issues should be resolved.
Pain will be controlled through medication. No blood thinners like ibuprofen or aspirin should be used for two weeks before, and two weeks after surgery.
Within seven to ten days you should be fully recovered, and your new look in place.
Cost of Lip Implant Procedure
Permanent lip implants like Perma Facial Implants™ are more expensive than temporary fillers, but have better success, and could be less expensive in the long run. However, they enlarge only the pink part of the lip. Fillers might be indicated to enhance the lip roll or philtrum.
Lip Augmentation with Filler
Hyaluronic acid is the best filler for your lips, you’re probably wondering which hyaluronic filler to choose. Our two favorite hyaluronic fillers for lip enhancement are Juvéderm® and Restylane®. One of the biggest differences between Juvéderm® and Restylane® is texture.
Basic hyaluronic acid fillers typically last up to about 6 months, sometimes longer. Juvéderm®, Restylane®, and Belotero are all in this category, and are typically used for wrinkle treatment and facial rejuvenation. More specialized fillers are emerging on the market, including longer-lasting lip fillers.
There’s practically zero downtime. The procedure takes about 15 to 20 minutes total and the numbing will start to wear off after about 15 minutes. You can go about your daily life afterward but shouldn’t make any big plans (like a wedding or an important event) for at least a week in case you bruise.
Choosing Your Lip Augmentation Plastic Surgeon
As with all surgeries, there are risks involved with lip implant surgery. There is no greater risk than choosing a doctor with little experience, or care for their patients. Your doctor should be board certified, and have an impeccable reputation within the local community, and the medical field.
Why Dr. Langsdon for Your Lip Implant Surgery
Dr. Langsdon’s career has been limited to, and focused on Facial Plastic Surgery, and he has dedicated himself to excellence in this field. While in medical school he was awarded The Medical Student Research Fellowship, The March of Dimes Medical Student Research Fellowship, and The Summer Oncology Fellowship. He was named the Barton Scholar upon graduation.
He holds an academic appointment with the University of Tennessee, and runs a private facial plastic surgery clinic, The Langsdon Clinic. He is a frequent lecturer nationally on facial plastic surgery, has given well over 200 medical lectures, has been published over 40 times, has authored several medical articles, book chapters, and a medical text book.
He has appeared nationally on The Today Show, Headline News (worldwide), CSPAN, and has been quoted in national publications like Glamour Magazine. He is included in The Best Doctors in America list by Woodward/White, Inc., the Guide to Americas’ Top Physicians by Consumer’s Research Council of America, and Best Cosmetic Surgery, as well as Best Medical Spa by the Memphis Commercial Appeal.
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Lip Implants Before and After Photos
Images courtesy of SurgiSil