PermaLip Implants: Getting the Pout Without the “Trout”
Some of us are born with thin lips, and many more of us acquire them with age. Regardless of our starting point, the loss of collagen over time can result in lips that are, shall we say, less than generous. And that description brings to mind an important factor about this aspect of our facial appearance: The lips are one of those features that are interpreted with meaning, as well as aesthetic value.
For reasons buried in centuries of culture, thin lips are often seen as strict, vigilant, guarded, or withdrawn, while fuller lips seem to be signs of engagement, awareness, and a love of life.
A Popular Focus for Improvement
So, because they are laden with meaning and interpretation, the lips are among the facial features people identify for improvement regardless of how satisfied they may feel about other aspects of their face.
For a long time, injectable fillers have been used to enhance the outline or profile of the lips, and, though effective, they are not permanent, and the profile they take on is largely up to the artistry of the person who injects them. Over-application of them was once so common in some cities that the regrettable term, “trout mouth,” was used to describe the mishap.
As widespread as the desire for generous, lively lips may be, no one wants to take on the look that comes from over-correcting them.
PermaLip Makes the Profile Predictable
Patients can choose from a range of specific-sized PermaLip implants, depending on the size and shape of their lips, their goals, and their aesthetic preferences. PermaLip implants are made of smooth, soft silicone, so the degree of enhancement they impart is consistently predictable and controllable. They are tapered to conform to the natural contour of the tissue being enhanced.
Providing permanent enhancement without the need for repeated procedures is one of the advantages of PermaLip. Nevertheless, they are readily removed and replaced if a larger or smaller enhancement is desired at a later time.
If the idea of enhancing the lips with a more predictable, natural-looking, permanent technique is appealing, then let’s get together to discuss the options that best match your goals.
About Mike Majmundar, M.D.
Dr. Mike Majmundar has been named a Top Doctor by Atlanta Magazine, a National Top Doctor by U.S. News & World Report & Castle Connolly, a Top Beauty Expert by The Atlantan, Best Self, and Northside Woman, and Best Botox and Filler Injector by Jezebel. To read his patient reviews, visit RealSelf or Google+. Dr. Majmundar is also a member of the American Association of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), the world’s largest association of facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons (with over 4,000 members) and the only organization dedicated to the advancement of plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face, head and neck, as well as the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery.