What is Permalip®
This revolutionary treatment gives you the opportunity to improve the shape and volume of your lips in one simple treatment.
Traditional lip fillers have only a temporary effect so repeated treatments are required to maintain the effect. Permalip is different. It’s a silicone implant that can be inserted under local anesthetic and, unlike other implants, doesn’t rupture, grow into the surrounding tissue, harden or degenerate over the years.
The procedure is performed in less than an hour and leaves no visible scarring and, if requested, is fully reversible or size adjustable.
Recovery from a surgical procedure can be variable. The doctor will discuss recovery with you during the consultation. It may be necessary to take some time off work. You will need at least three days off from work, at minimum. If you are physically active, you will not be able to exercise for 1-2 weeks
Preparation for the Procedure
It's important that you have someone with you who can drive you home after the operation.
If you are a smoker, you may be required to stop smoking for a period before the procedure. You should follow your doctor's instructions carefully on this.
Make sure you wear loose, comfortable clothing. Be especially mindful of the shirt or blouse you choose to wear that day. It should be buttoned down, if possible, so you do not have to pull it over your face.
You should not take Aspirin or painkillers like Ibuprofen before having the procedure.
It's a good idea to have the following available at home:
- Comfortable pillows on which you can prop yourself
- Ointment or cream as recommended by your doctor during consultation
- Soft foods, such as soup, pudding, oatmeal and yogurt that do not require chewing
Risks & Complications
As with any surgical operation, risks and complications are possible. You may have allergic reaction to implants or a reaction to the local anaesthesia. It should be noted that such reactions are extremely rare.
It is possible that you may experience bleeding from an implant that hardens, which may require subsequent removal. Infection or perhaps even nerve damage in some cases may occur.
It's very important that you discuss any concerns with your doctor prior to surgery and that you make your doctor aware of any existing medical conditions which may cause further complications.
Qualified doctors/nurses will discuss the procedure before any treatment, explaining any possible side effects.
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