Lip Implants in Hattiesburg, MS
Dr. Richard A. Pecunia offers lip implants to patients in Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Lamar County, and surrounding areas.
What Are Lip Implants?
Unlike filler materials such as collagen or Restylane®, a lip implant procedure involves using an actual implant that is fed into the upper and lower lip to provide a soft, natural, and permanent option for lip enhancement. Lips, just like skin, can lose collagen and fat over time, leaving them thin and wrinkled. But with lip implants, those big, sensual lips you’ve always wanted can now be yours.
When you undergo lip implant surgery with Dr. Richard A. Pecunia, there are several different materials to choose from, including Gore-Tex® (made up of a biocompatible polymer material called ePTFE), SoftForm® (a circular, softer form of ePTFE) and AlloDerm® (a natural collagen derived from human tissue). Dr. Pecunia will discuss your options during your initial consultation at his Hattiesburg office. A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Pecunia is experienced in performing lip implant surgery, having worked with numerous men and women in and around Forrest County, Lamar County, and other nearby locales.
How Is Lip Implant Surgery Performed?
In most cases, lip implant surgery involves local anesthesia. Depending on the material you select, the procedure technique may vary. If AlloDerm® is the implant of choice; the material will be inserted through tiny incisions inside the corners of the mouth, which will be closed with stitches. Gore-Tex®, SoftForm®, and other synthetic materials are inserted through a small incision made in the inside of the lip. Most lip implant procedures take up to two hours, depending on the complexity of the case, and are typically performed in Dr. Pecunia’s office or at an outpatient facility.
Am I a Good Candidate for Lip Implants?
If you are self-conscious about your thin lips, you may be a good candidate for our lip implant surgery in Hattiesburg. Lip implants will not only plump up your pout, but they can also help balance out your facial features and restore overall self-confidence. The best candidates for the procedure are individuals in good health who have realistic expectations of their results. If you have diabetes, poor circulation, a history of blood clots, or any other medical condition, you’ll want to discuss these with your doctor before going ahead with a lip implant.
What Kind of Post-Operative Lip Implant Care Can I Expect?
Following your lip implant procedure in Hattiesburg, you can expect some pain and swelling, which typically lasts just a few days. Full healing, however, may take up to two weeks. To ensure a speedy recovery, Dr. Pecunia may recommend applying ice packs to your lips for the first 48 hours. You’ll also want to drink plenty of fluids; sleep in a semi-upright position for a week, and limit your talking, chewing, smiling, and laughing for a few days.
What Are the Typical Results of Lip Implants?
Lip implants enhance the fullness of your lips, creating that plump, sexy pout of your dreams.
What Are Hattiesburg Lip Implant Costs?
Because there are a variety of lip implant options, prices tend to vary. Our friendly staff is on hand to answer any questions you may have about the procedure, including lip implant costs. Dr. Pecunia’s goal is to help you achieve the look you’ve always wanted.
Dr. Richard Pecunia offers plastic and reconstructive surgery to patients across Mississippi including Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Lamar County, Laurel, Meridian, and The Pine Belt. Contact the Dr. Richard Pecunia office today to schedule your lip implants consultation!