What Are Premalip Implants?
Premalip implant is a cosmetic procedure for enhancement of the shape and size of the lips. It involves inserting smooth, solid, and silicone implants into the lips.
Premalip implant can be removed and resized with relative ease. It is an ideal solution for those looking for long term solution to achieving bigger lips.
There are different sizes of premalip available. The doctor determines the ideal size depending on the anatomy of the lips and the augmentation wanted.
Premalip implants are not suitable for everyone. Those with very thin lips might not have enough tissue to fit even the smallest implant.(1)
Premalip Implant Procedure
Premalip implant is an in-office procedure and takes around 30 minutes to complete. For someone getting both the lips, it might take 60 minutes to complete a Premalip Implant procedure.
Premalip Impant Pre-procedure Guidelines
There are certain things to take care of before going ahead with the procedure.
- If taking any herbal supplements and pain relievers, avoid them. Any blood thinning medication should be avoided.
- Do not smoke for 2-4 weeks before the procedure. Tobacco or nicotine would make it difficult for the incision to heal.
- Keep 30-60 minutes in hand and schedule the procedure. You may take 2-3 days to recover, so plan a schedule accordingly.
- Make sure you have someone along to drive you back home after the procedure, as you would be under the influence of sedatives and medications.
How is Premalip Implant Procedure Done?
The Premalip implant procedure is performed in the following steps:
- Local anesthesia is given to numb the lips in order to avoid any discomfort.
- Two tiny incisions are made on the lips.
- A specially designed tool is taken to implant silicone inside the lips.
- After inserting silicone, dissolvable stitches are taken to enclose the incision.
Recovery Tips Following Premalip Implant Procedure
Mild swelling is experienced by the patient after the procedure, but it does not interfere with the daily activities.
For the first few days following Premalip Implant Procedure, drink lots of water and eat soft food that does not involve a lot of chewing. Avoid activities that would open the mouth excessively such as excessive laughing, talking, and chewing.
Avoid lifting heavyweight, or straining yourself for the first week after Premalip Implant Procedure. Avoid any kind of strenuous activity.
Avoid sleeping on the side for 2 weeks. You can sleep on your back, with the head elevated to avoid swelling.
Pros of Premalip Implant
Premalip implant saves your time and money. As the name indicates it is a permanent procedure.
It is an ideal procedure for those who are tired of seeing their plastic surgeon every few months for a touch-up.
Cons of Premalip Implant
- It is not FDA approved: Silicon implants for chin, nose, and jaw have been approved by the FDA. It has not been approved for lips(2). There is a risk of extrusion in which the implant has to be removed, resulting in scarring in the lips.
- It is not as natural looking as lip fillers: Since the implant used in premalip is silicone, it does not look and feel natural.
Solid implants feel different from natural whereas injectables feel natural.
Complications of Premalip Implant
Complications of premalip implants are rare but not impossible. It is important to contact the doctor immediately if any of the following symptoms are observed.
- Excessive nausea
- Shortness of breath
- Excessive bleeding
- Pain at the incision site
- Swelling in the legs
- Increased drainage of pus
- Chest pain
Premalip implants are one of the many alternatives for lip enhancement. The effects are long-term and no further treatment is required.
If a person is not satisfied with the result he can get lip filler on top of it. In such cases, he might need to visit the surgeon every few months to maintain the results.
Premalip implant is not approved by the FDA and also there is a possibility of the migration of the implant resulting in chronic pain and infection. If interested in going ahead with the procedure it is advisable to book an appointment with a board-certified surgeon.