Gortex Implants (Advanta, Ultrasoft, Soft Form): San Francisco Bay Area
The gortex facial implant smoothes deep wrinkles and frown lines. It is able to enhance the appearance and shape of your lips by providing a fullness to the lips.
The Best Candidates For Gortex Implants
If you want to permanently enhance the size of your lips or improve their appearance, Advanta may be a good choice for you.
Gortex implants are not an appropriate treatment for fine, superficial lines. Dr. Rajagopal may recommend another procedure, such as treatment with Collagen, Cosmoderm/ Cosmoplast, Restylane, or Juvederm.
The Procedure For Gortex Implants
Although the length of the procedure can vary with the number of implants used, it generally takes less than one hour, and is done using local anesthesia. Dr. Rajagopal will insert the implants below the surface of your skin through two small incisions.
After Your Gortex Implant Procedure
Immediately Following Your Treatment:
Treatment results are visible immediately. Swelling, bruising, or some discomfort will occur. Patients may experience a sensation of tightness at the implantation site.
Up to One Week Following Treatment:
Most swelling and bruising should disappear, but lips may stay swollen for longer. Many people will not be able to tell that a procedure has been done. Although you may always be able to feel the implant under your skin, softening of the implant is anticipated over time.
Three to Four Months Following Treatment:
Healing is complete. Continued softening of the implant is anticipated.
If you have any questions regarding Lip Enhancement, please call the San Francisco Plastic Surgery & Laser Center at 415-392-3333.