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Lip Augmentation Experience

…just a week after my (lip augmentation) was done and I can’t believe it’s me…

Permanent lip augmentation with your own tissue!

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If you were born with thin lips or if your lips have atrophied with age, there is still a way of permanently enhancing your natural lips to achieve “the look” of fuller and sexier lips. The answer… Permalips™ permanent lip augmentation.

This aesthetic procedure has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed today. The result seen after lip augmentation is performed is almost immediate, and there is little or no downtime required for healing. It is virtually painless and can be performed under local anesthesia with light sedation. Until now there have only been temporary ways to augment lips. Restylane is the only injectable that can be used in the lips, however it disappears within one or two months. Fat lasts for even less time and often needs to be severely over-corrected to regain the natural shape. Softform and Gortex are materials which can be felt and frequently show when smiling. Alloderm from cadaver skin lasts a few months longer but also disappears.

NOW – Permanent Lips with your own tissues!

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Puregraft™ is currently the most advanced fat transfer technology. Fat augmentation has, up to this point, consisted of directly injecting the fat immediately after removal with little success. Impurities were not filtered from the fat before the transfer. Puregraft ™ filters the fat and results in healthier, more viable fat cells which practically eliminates inflammation. Previously, the redness and swelling of inflammation interfered with the fat’s viability and longevity.

Puregraft™ allows us to be confident that the fat we transfer is viable and long-lasting. Procedures such as injectables or implants will be replaced by transferring your own fat from where you don’t want it to where you do. Rather than wasting the fat removed during liposuction, this technology allows us to re-use the fat. Puregraft ™ can be used to make plump, soft lips, decrease the “smile lines” and “marionette lines” around your mouth, as well as many other areas. What could be more natural than using your own fat?

Dr. Viera has developed and tested a new technique; the tissue is obtained from around the earlobe through an incision which heals invisibly. It is inserted through the inside of the lip, again with no visible incision. There is normally almost no pain or burning. Swelling subsides fairly rapidly. Many of our patients opt to have permanent lip augmentation at the same time they are having other cosmetic procedures performed. It is ideal with facelifts since we obtain the tissues near the areas where the facelift incisions are performed.

Healing then occurs simultaneously and fuller lips will enhance any facial cosmetic procedure.

Being the person’s own tissues, the lips feel and look very natural and the result is permanent. We have had no rejections of the tissue in any of our patients. They are excited at the fact that they will not need either recurrent injections, such as with Collagen and Fascia or repeat surgery with Alloderm.

Patients who have had lip augmentation often have their friends notice that there is a change in their appearance. Comments are made as to how good they look. The beauty of this procedure is that it leaves no visible scars. Patients receiving compliments can simply smile and thank their friends for the compliment, but keep their lips sealed. Through video imaging and a careful study of the person’s lips, we can come to a very close approximation of the degree of lip augmentation the person will achieve. The imaging provides us with a close measure of the amount of tissue to use. Again, the procedure can be performed under local anesthesia with light sedation.

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