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What Lip Implants can do for you

One of the most popular cosmetic treatments that we offer at the Gartner Plastic Surgery and Laser Center, is lip augmentation. People have always found ways to accent the lips, make them appear fuller, softer and sexier. Many people desire full, pouty, more defined or prominent lips and may have received lip injections that they were pleased with in the past. Eventually, however, the consistent maintenance of these treatments may no longer be practical or cost-effective for them.

It is often helpful for patients to try treatment with temporary lip fillers in order to see and feel what their augmented lips will look like. This gives you an idea of the fullness and shape which best suits your features and feels comfortable for you. When you know that a permanent improvement to your lip shape or size is desired, consider if surgical lip implants can offer you an enhanced lip appearance without having to worry about getting a “touch-up”.

Here is what augmentation surgical lip implants can do for you

  • Permanent lip implants will augment the size of your lips.
  • They will give thin or asymmetric lips a more proportionate shape.
  • They will create fuller, more prominent lips to balance your facial features.

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While this is an instant fix, lip fillers are generally not permanent and for some people, a long-term, maintenance-free option is good news.

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Here is what makes your surgical lip implant procedure at Gartner Plastic Surgery and Laser Center unique

Local or general anesthesia

Your surgery may be performed under a href=”/?p=3539″ title=”Gartner Local Procedures NJ”>local or general anesthesia. We are happy to offer our patients the option of local anesthetic for many of the surgical procedures we offer. Local anesthesia can make your experience more comfortable while reducing general anesthetic related risks and after-effects. What this means for you is that you can walk out of our office directly after your treatments and relax at home, without drowsiness, headache or nausea which can sometimes occur with a general anesthetic. A local anesthetic will help prevent pain in your lips long after your procedure and over the counter pain medication is typically more than adequate when it wears off.

Unique lip implants

The type and shape of your lip implants will be unique to you and your consultation assessment. Implants are personally customized by Dr. Gartner himself for each individual patient and their desired look. That means that you’ll receive implants which have been uniquely designed, just for your lips. Precise micro-measurements made by an extremely experienced Plastic Surgeon are the key to lip implant success. Dr. Gartner uses silicone lip implants which have a soft, natural and realistic feel to them. Medical grade silicone is considered stable and safe for many surgical applications and is inert. It will not degrade or break down in your body.

Absorbable sutures

Absorbable sutures will be used to close your incisions, so you won’t have to deal with the discomfort or hassle of returning to the clinic right away to have stitches removed.

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Lip injections done with dermal fillers are suitable for many people and often they offer the subtle improvement or sculpted shape that patients desire.

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Are you a good candidate for surgical lip implants?

Some people have naturally thin lips or they may note that their lips have lost volume and youthfulness as they age. This is because of a natural decline in collagen. Younger people’s lips are naturally full because younger skin contains collagen and plenty of naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid to keep them full and moist. Being well-hydrated keeps our lips plump from the inside out, but moisture also depletes as we age. Certain beverages can also dehydrate our skin and smoking will cause further damage, dryness discolouration and fine lines.

Lip implants may be suitable for you if you are unhappy with the shape or size of your lips and would like a permanent solution to your aesthetic concern. Silicone lip implants are considered permanent but can be surgically removed.

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However, the only way to really know if you’re a suitable candidate for surgery is by talking to Dr. Gartner during your private medical consultation.

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However, the only way to really know if you’re a suitable candidate for surgery is by talking to Dr. Gartner during your private medical consultation.

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Your Surgery Explained

Your surgery will be performed at our state-of-the-art surgical facility. Our facility is fully accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF). AAAASF medicare certification is considered the gold standard in accreditation and one of the highest certifications any ambulatory center can obtain in the country.

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Lip Implant Surgery Overview

The lip implant treatment is performed at our state-of-the-art, fully accredited surgical facility in Paramus, New Jersey. The day of your procedure:

  • Local or general anesthesia will be administered by Dr. Gartner.
  • He will make small incisions on the inside of your mouth.
  • The custom lip implants will be placed through the incisions and positioned.
  • The incisions will be closed with absorbable sutures.

You’ll be taken to the recovery room where Dr. Gartner and his dedicated medical staff will observe you until you’re ready to go home.

You will be ready to return to public work/activity when the initial swelling resolves- within 3-5 days. You may still note sensitivity and mild swelling for a few weeks after.

Your Recovery

Congratulations, within a few months you’ll be able to see the results of your lip implants surgery! All you have to do is to follow the post-surgery care instructions provided to you by Dr. Gartner and wait for your breasts to settle.

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Your Recovery

The mouth is one of the fastest healing areas of the body. Rapid cell growth and wound healing mean your incisions will be closed within a few days but you may note swelling in this sensitive area for a few weeks and you will have to be careful about activities which could apply pressure or trauma to the lip area for a few weeks post operation.

You will be given detailed post-op care instructions to ensure that you heal well and take care of your new lips. Dr. Gartner will provide you with simple wound care instructions that you can follow at home. You must avoid smoking cigarettes before and after surgery as impaired blood flow will jeopardize healing. We will recommend that you avoid known blood thinning medications and supplements before your procedure.

Your lips will appear fuller, soft and more proportionate with the rest of your face, giving you the improved appearance you desire. You no longer have to maintain your full lips with repeated injections- your full, kissable lips are here to stay!

Considerations and risks associated with lip implants

  • Infection
  • Nerve damage
  • Excessive swelling or bruising
  • Implant displacement
  • Implant rejection
  • Disappointing result
*Disclaimer

No guarantees of any kind unless they are money-back guarantees. No claims of permanent results. No “Miracle cures” for medical ailments.*