Lip Lift 

A lip lift can be a beneficial procedure for improving visible signs of aging and enhancing the appearance of the upper lip. Common issues such as a long upper lip, downturned corners of the lip, upper teeth being covered by the upper lip, or smoker’s lines can contribute to an undesired aging effect. This procedure aims to shorten the upper lip and reveal the upper teeth. Additionally, a lip lift can help increase the visibility of the red portion of the upper lip by reducing the distance between the nose and the upper lip. It’s important to note that a lip lift does not necessarily involve lip augmentation but focuses on elevating the upper lip area to create the appearance of fullness. The incision is strategically placed at the base of the nose, ensuring it remains discreetly hidden.

Lip Lift Procedure

During a lip lift procedure, the following steps are typically involved:

Anesthesia: The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, depending on the patient’s preference and the surgeon’s recommendation.

Incision: The surgeon makes an incision either directly under the nose or within the natural crease at the base of the nose. The choice of incision depends on the specific technique and desired outcome.

Tissue removal: Excess skin and tissue are carefully removed from the area between the nose and the upper lip. This shortens the distance and raises the position of the upper lip.

Lip reshaping: The surgeon may also reshape the underlying tissues to create a more defined cupid’s bow and restore natural lip contours.

Closure: The incisions are meticulously closed with sutures, and the surgical site is cleaned and dressed.

Recovery: After the procedure, patients may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which can be managed with pain medication and cold compresses. It is essential to follow the surgeon’s post-operative instructions for optimal healing.

Who is a Candidate for a Lip Lift?

The surgical lip lift procedure is distinct from injectable treatments as it is a surgical intervention that aims to deliver long-lasting results. Suitable candidates for surgical lip lifting typically include:

  • Individuals desire to enhance and add a subtle amount of volume to their lips.
  • Individuals seeking to widen the vermilion border (colored areas) of their lips.
  • Individuals wishing to minimize signs of aging on their lips.
  • Individuals searching for lip augmentation solutions that offer longer-lasting outcomes compared to injectable fillers.
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