During the month of May we are going to be offering an extra special offer on Perma-lip Implants. You can find out more under the specials tab on May 1st, however we thought it would be helpful to do a short Q&A with Dr. Adams about the lip implants. Here are some frequently asked questions:
Q: What is the implant made out of?
Dr. Adams: The implant is made out of silicone gel.
Q. How do you decide how big of an implant to use?
Dr. Adams: The size of the implant is determined by the patient and how large he/she would like to go. Typically, I use a larger implant in the lower lip to achieve a more natural appearance.
Q. Where is the procedure performed?
Dr. Adams: The procedure can be performed in our Peabody Office under local anesthesia.
Q. How long does it take to perform the procedure?
Dr. Adams: It typically takes about 1 hour.
Q. How does one prevent infection following surgery?
Dr. Adams: I prep the area with anti-bacterial soap and a beta-dine prepper. The patient is also given antibiotics.
Q. How long does it take to recover from the surgery?
Dr. Adams: Patients typically experience swelling for a few days following surgery. Some will experience bruising. Most patients are able to resume all normal activity one week following surgery.