Lip Augmentation by Dr. Angelchik
An ideal procedure for lip augmentation would produce permanent results, be quick and straightforward to perform for qualified a surgeon, have an excellent safety profile, and look and feel natural. Previous permanent lip implant devices have proved to be problematic because of stiffness, restricted movement, tissue adherence, and shape issues.
Currently popular solutions typically involve the use of commercially produced injectables, which are temporary and require repetitive treatments that are uncomfortable, and costly over time. Another injectable option, autologous fat, requires a surgical liposuction procedure for harvesting, and can be unpredictable with respect to fat graft “take”, possible need for multiple treatments, lumps, and questions about long term volume changes with weight change.
If you're interested in adding volume to your lips, please contact our board-certified plastic surgeon in Phoenix today at (602) 761-7887 to schedule your lip augmentation consultation. Dr. Angelchik serves clients in Phoenix, Glendale, Scottsdale and surrounding Arizona areas.
What is PermaLip™ Lip Augmentation?
Dr Angelchik is pleased to be one of the first ASPS board certified plastic surgeons to offer PermaLip™, the safe, definitive solution for permanent lip enhancement. PermaLip™ is a patented, FDA approved, CE marked device designed exclusively for the lip and has undergone extensive clinical testing to ensure its safety and efficacy.
PermaLip™ 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. PermaLip™ is the perfect solution for patients who are dissatisfied with the size and shape of their lips.
PermaLip™ is not an injectable product so patients do not require repetitive and painful treatments to maintain their results.
PermaLip is contoured to the shape of your lips, has a smooth surface to minimize tissue ingrowth, and is reversible.
PermaLip™ Lip Enhancement is relatively simple to schedule and have performed in Dr. Angelchik’s in-office surgical suite. The mouth and lips are locally anesthetized; then, Dr. Angelchik makes a small incision in each corner of the mouth. The PermaLip™ implant is then passed through a surgically created path from one side to the other and centered in the lip. The process is then repeated for the other lip and the incisions are closed using absorbable sutures.
The PermaLip™ Procedure
The lip augmentation process typically takes Dr Angelchik less than thirty minutes and normal activity may be resumed the following day. You should expect to be swollen and slightly tender post-operatively. Depending on the individual, there may be some bruising around the lips as well. Dr Angelchik prepares patients prior to the procedure with written instructions to follow prior to the procedure in an effort to minimize bruising. Discomfort is usually present for a few days, which can be alleviated by pain medication prescribed by Dr Angelchik if needed.
Some patients worry that their partner will feel the implant while kissing. The vast majority of patients tell Dr Angelchik that their partners cannot feel the implants while kissing. The extent to which you can feel the implant depends upon whether or not you had very thin lips beforehand. If you had thin lips and then had a large implant placed into a tight space it is quite possible to be able to feel the change. Dr. Angelchik will recommend the best size implant for you… given your existing lip characteristics and your desired goals. Remember, the PermaLip™ Lip Augmentation is reversible so patients do not need to worry if they are a rare exception and do not like the implants.
Why Choose Dr Angelchik for the PermaLip™ Lip Enhancement?
As an ASPS board certified plastic surgeon, Dr Angelchik brings the highest level of training and surgical expertise to the PermaLip™ Lip Enhancement procedure. Although the procedure is considered relatively simple to perform, patients should never underestimate the value of performing the procedure correctly the first time. Dr Angelchik performs the PermaLip™ Lip Enhancement procedure, not a nurse or PA. Patients benefit from Dr Angelchik's surgical knowledge and expertise of the entire perioral area both medically and aesthetically.
If you're unhappy with the shape or size of your lips, please contact Dr. Angelchik in Phoenix today at (602) 761-7887 to schedule your consultation. Our board-certified plastic surgeon provides lip augmentation, skin care and plastic surgery to clients in Phoenix, Glendale, Scottsdale and surrounding areas of Arizona.