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Permanent Lip Implants

Just like soft tissue fillers, lip implants are designed to provide the woman with fuller, more luscious lips and soften the lines caused by sun damage, aging and smoking.  It is common for women who have been receiving frequent lip filler injections to desire a more permanent enhancement.  Remember, soft tissue fillers (e.g. hyaluronic acid) typically only last for a few months.  For these women, placement of a permanent lip implant may be a good solution.

There are two, maybe three good options for Permanent Lip Augmentation.

  • purified human dermis (Alloderm® LifeCell/Allergan)
  • soft silicone strip (Perma™ Surgisil)
  • medical grade injectable silicone (Silikon-1000® Alcon)

"Alloderm made by LifeCell-Allergan (Irvine, California) is purified sterile preserved human dermis which when cut into thin strips can be placed into the lips.  The procedure is performed via a small ~4mm incision in each corner of the mouth.  The Alloderm incorporates into your natural tissue and should provide a permanent result.  Another option, using a similar technique, is using a very soft silicone strip.  These come in different sizes and have the advantage of being removable should the patient not like the result, but otherwise, they too are permanent. Three different sizes means everything from subtle to large is possible. Dr. Baeke is such a proponent of Surgisil lip implants, he has even placed them in his wife, Suzanne. Interested patients can learn more at Surgisil.com (Plano, Texas).

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Both procedures are performed under local anaesthesia. Many prefer to be given some light intravenous sedation. Many patients request the procedure be performed in combination with some other surgery where they are already asleep, thus totally eliminating feeling anything.

The amount of lip augmentation is determined by the patient. It is helpful when the patient brings to the consultation downloaded photos showing lips he or she admires. Generally, the procedure takes about 30 minutes. Most post-operative swelling disappears completely in 2 weeks. Discomfort is minimal.

Finally, occasionally a patient will request lip injection using medical-grade silicone.  This too is a permanent enhancement, but unlike the Perma Surgisil strips, cannot be easily removed.  Though such a procedure is legal, it is definitely off-label.  There is some risk.  Dr. Baeke will only consider performing this technique if the patient has previously undergone such injections and had no problems.  He will not consider performing silicone injections on someone for the first time.

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L.B.

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Dr. Baeke,

I am wearing a size 6 now, not an 8, and I am still shrinking.

P.J.

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Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I love my new assets. They’re wonderful. I even feel more confident.

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Thanks a million! M.G.

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Dr Baeke is a true angel the most caring plastic/general surgeon I've ever met.

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Dr. B, I wish I'd had this done 20 years ago.  They work as advertised.  These things are wonderful.

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I just wanted to thank you again for getting me in as quickly as you did to work on my nose. It looks good and feels great. Your staff is so polite and kind.

Thank you and God bless you all! R.G.

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Dear Dr. Baeke & Staff:

I wanted to thank you all for allowing one of my dreams, of breast implants, to come true. Suzanne especially was not going to give up until I got them, and she didn't (smile). I was so nervous when I got to the office for surgery but everyone there made me feel so comfortable. Thanks again, I'll never forget you guys!

Love, E.D.

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Thank you for meeting with me. Although I did not have anything done, I feel confident and beautiful because our meeting. I am now more appreciative of my body.

Thank you for your honesty and sincerity, R.D.

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