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Goretex Lip Augmentation

Goretex lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that is performed to add volume and shape to a patient's lips and can also be used for reconstructive purposes. Goretex lip augmentation uses implants to create a permanent yet reversible enhancement of the lips. Goretex lip augmentation offers a more defined appearance rather than a “poofy� look. Goretex lip augmentation-type implants have been used in 4 million surgical procedures since they were first approved for use in the United States.

The implant used in the Goretex lip augmentation procedure is a white micro-porous soft tissue implant made of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE). Goretex lip augmentation implants are made of these ePTFE non-reactive and non-toxic materials which support rapid tissue incorporation. The results of Goretex lip augmentation are permanent unless a patient wishes to have the implants removed or altered.

A good potential candidate for Goretex lip augmentation surgery is a patient who is in good physical and emotional health. Patients who seek Goretex lip augmentation should also have realistic expectations about the results, including what to expect during and after the procedure and the risks and benefits associated with Goretex lip augmentation surgery. Patients who have a history of autoimmune conditions or diabetes may not be good candidates for Goretex lip augmentation surgery. Patients with severe acne may also be at increased risk of complications during a Goretex lip augmentation procedure.

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks and benefits of Goretex lip augmentation surgery. Inflammation, infection, fistula, hematoma, and seroma formation, and complications with the implant itself are rare but potential risks associated with Goretex lip augmentation. If the implant is not inserted correctly during surgery, the implant may be very palpable afterwards and require additional manipulation in order to achieve the desired results. Complications during Goretex lip augmentation are rare and greatly reduced when performed by a qualified and experienced cosmetic surgeon.

The Goretex lip augmentation procedure itself takes approximately 30 to 60 minutes to complete and average anywhere between one and two thousand dollars. During recovery, it is possible for patients to experience swelling, discomfort, tightness and bruising for one or two weeks and will take some time to get used to.

There are a few different products that can be used in Goretex lip augmentation depending on a patient's desired results and their medical specifics. Before deciding whether or not Goretex lip augmentation is right for you, you should speak to a cosmetic surgery professional about your full medical history, medication and supplement use, and desired results. To learn more about Goretex lip augmentation surgery, please scroll down to locate a board certified plastic surgeon in your area.