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ULTRASOFT LIP / DERMAL IMPLANT

 

UltraSoft lip implants are the next-generation version of SoftForm lip implants. The manufacturer claims that Ultrasoft implants are three times softer than SoftForm lip implants. The implants are flexible and very soft hollow tubes. As your skin heals it will actually grow inside the implant which keeps the implant in place. UltraSoft implants are made by Tissue Technologies, Inc. San Francisco, California and were FDA Approved in 1991.

UltraSoft Implants are used under your skin to plump and define soft tissue. The soft implants can be used to create fuller lips with greater definition. They can also be used underneath nasolabial folds to create a more youthful appearance. Your skin will look smoother and your face will look younger. UltraSoft Implants can also be used in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures.

 

 

 

The procedure can be completed either under local anesthesia (two small injections of lidocaine) or with intravenous sedation and or a nerve block. Typical lip implants take 30 minutes per lip. Incisions are made in the inside of the corner of the mouth. These incisions are hidden during the healing process, after which they become invisible. Sutures are used to close the small incisions, and are removed at approximately five to seven days.


 

 

 

ADVANTAGES:

  • Although these implants do give a permanent result, this procedure is totally reversible if the patient should decide to have these taken out.

 

DISADVANTAGES:

  • Stiffness is common with the placement of lip implants. This normally gets somewhat better the longer you have them, however; it is something that does take some getting use too.

  • Because the procedure for lip enhancement via lip implant is slightly more invasive, there may be swelling, bruising and redness for a short time after the procedure.

  • The possibility of infection, shifting and or extrusion is something that can occur with this procedure.


     

 

 

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