Permalip Implants Procedure

Hello, my name’s Adrian Richards, I’m a plastic and cosmetic surgeon based in the United Kingdom and I’m the surgical director of Aurora Clinics.  Today I’m going to be showing you a procedure in which I insert a Permalip implant into a patient’s upper lip.  This is a permanent silicone implant which I’ll show you.

So here I am, this patient’s actually having a face lift procedure at the same time but I’m just measuring the upper lip and then I just mark exactly where I’m going to make little incisions in the corner of the lip here.  The next stage is really just to mark, this is the line where I want the Permalip implant to sit under.  Just some local anaesthetic going in to numb the area.  This lady’s had a general anaesthetic but 90% of the cases I do of Permalip are under local anaesthetic with the patient awake, it was just this patient was having another procedure so elected to have the Permalip inserted during this procedure.  So that’s just the local anaesthetic going in, a bit like at the dentist.  Just a tiny little incision in the corner of the mouth here, you see I’m just going through there.  Again this will be painless with a local anaesthetic.  Then the next stage is just to gently make a little tunnel in the lip here where I’m going to pass the Permalip implant through.  This is the Permalip implant, she’s elected for the medium size one and you can see here, I’m just grabbing the lip implant and now I’m just going to gently pull it through into the upper lip.  This is the technique just to pull it through the tunnel I’ve already made and you can see that sitting there very nicely in the middle.  Then I just centralise it, just make sure it’s absolutely lying in the centre.  Very important for the patient to massage this area, just to make sure that it’s centred in the first few days following surgery.  The next stage is then to put some very small absorbable stitches in the corner of the mouth which I’m doing now, these don’t need to be removed, they fall out on their own.

Straight after the operation, it’s very important, we apply ice packs to the lips to limit any swelling.  You’re normally swollen for about a week, no permanent sensation changes.  The lips function normally, they’re just swollen for a week or so.

Here’s some results, as you can see, this lady’s had upper and lower Permalip implants and it gives you a much younger, more youthful looking, fuller lip.  So it’s really quite a straightforward procedure and works very well.

So if you’d like any information about Permalip or any other form of plastic or cosmetic surgery, please contact us either via the website with is aurora-clincis.co.uk or by phoning us.  So thank you very much for watching the video, I hope you’ve enjoyed it and we look forward to seeing you soon.

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January 5th, 2010   |   Permalip    |  No Comments

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