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What will lip augmentation cost me?
The average lip augmentation cost is between $2,000 and $4,000, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This is for lip implants (not filler injectables).
However, lip augmentation cost varies from patient to patient. Largely, your total bill will depend on what type of lip augmentation you plan to undergo (PermaLip implants, filler injections, etc.), how experienced your surgeon is, where you’re getting surgery, and (if getting injectables) what type of fillers you plan to get and the amount you need.
In this post, we’ll be primarily discussing the cost of PermaLip implants. We’ll also take a look at some lip augmentation before and after photos so you can get an idea of what lip implants can really do for the face.
Before we forge ahead, however, it is essential that you have at least a basic understanding of the surgical process for this procedure because there are a few things you’ll be quite surprised to learn about lip augmentation.
What Are PermaLip Implants?
Have you long coveted the lips of stars like Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johansson, or the iconic Marilyn Monroe? If so, you’ve probably already done some research on lip augmentation and tried to figure out which option would give you the plump, pouty, natural look so admired by audiences around the world.
In fact, there are a variety of options available when it comes to lip augmentation. But only one has proven to be effective for nearly all patients and provides a ubiquitously natural look, which complements all face shapes.
PermaLip implants are long-lasting lip implants. They provide a wonderful alternative to getting continual lip injections. PermaLip implants have been a life-changer for many of Dr. Schulman’s patients, especially those who wanted to boost and plump up their naturally thin lips or lips that had become thin due to aging.
What Makes PermaLip Implants Different from Other Implants and Injections?
Previous types of permanent lip implants had several disadvantages, the most obvious of which was the unnatural look and feel they created.
For instance, many permanent implants had what Dr. Schulman likes to call the “cigarette roll” look: The ends were not tapered to conform to the natural shape of the mouth. Therefore, these older implants would migrate into unnatural positions over time.
This could cause lip distortions and made doing things like speaking, eating, and kissing more difficult. These older style lip implants were also difficult to customize, which created unnatural looking results more often than not.
To make matters worse, if a patient wanted to remove their implants later on, the process was difficult and complicated. Over time, the body would begin to absorb the material in the implants, causing them to be almost permanently attached to the patient’s face — sometimes in an unnatural position.
Bruising, scarring, and swelling were frequent side effects of the removal process. More extensive work was usually needed to restore the patient’s natural lip contours.
What Makes PermaLip Implants Better
PermaLip implants are extremely easy to implant, and they last for many years. They are even easy to remove if the patient later wants them taken out.
They are made of a soft, non-reactive silicone that has a natural feel and texture when inserted inside the lip. Patients rave about how natural their lips feel when eating, talking, and even kissing.
Another thing that patients enjoy about PermaLip lip augmentation is that they are more customizable than previous styles of lip implants. They are tapered at each end to prevent the “cigarette roll” look, and they come in three different widths and three different lengths. The patient can choose either a 3-millimeter, 4-millimeter, or 5-millimeter diameter, along with the correct length. The wider the diameter, the bigger the pout.
Another benefit is that PermaLip implants will not become incorporated into the body’s other tissues over time. If ever the patient decides to have them removed, the inserts just slide right out, and recovery time is minimal.
Finally, PermaLip implants are permanent. Instead of needing to get fillers every few months, you’ll have an amazing pout for years with no effort.
Lip Augmentation Cost for PermaLip Implants
The cost of any plastic surgery procedure can be broken down by individual expense. Most surgeries have the same or similar expenses.
Your total lip augmentation cost will be based on the following breakdown:
- Hospital or surgical facility fees
- Anesthesiologist’s fee
- Surgeon’s fee
- Cost of lip implants
- Cost of prescriptions
Again, the average cost of lip augmentation (implants) is around $2,000 to $4,000. However, some surgeries may cost upwards of $5,000 depending on the type of implants that are used and whether other procedures are being performed at the same time.
PermaLip Lip Augmentation Before and After Photos
Take a moment to check out our lip augmentation before and after gallery. There are a few things to take special note of:
1. Overall Natural Look
Ask yourself if you would ever know that the individuals in the “after” photos had implants. In all cases, you can easily see that the answer is no. The results are all-natural and just subtle enough to look attractive — but real.
2. No “Cigarette Roll” Effect
See how the edges of the lips taper gradually — just like natural lips. The ends do not abruptly stop, which was a common problem with older types of lip implants.
3. No Drastic Changes
It’s always up to the patient whether they want drastic changes from their procedures or not. Still, for nearly all patients, a subtle change is almost always better. As you can see in these lip implant before and after photos, even the biggest implants still don’t look fake.
Learn More About Lip Augmentation Cost and the Surgical Process
If you are curious about the results other patients are getting from PermaLip lip augmentation, we invite you to look through our lip augmentation before and after gallery. You might also benefit from hearing Dr. Schulman talk about PermaLip implants on his YouTube channel.
When you’re ready, find out if you’d be a good candidate for PermaLip implants by scheduling a consultation appointment with Dr. Schulman. We look forward to hearing from you!