Enhance Your Appearance and Confidence
A lip lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure performed to enhance the appearance of the lips. It is designed to create a fuller and more youthful appearance of the upper lip by shortening the distance between the base of the nose and the top of the upper lip, which is known as the philtrum. This procedure is often chosen by individuals who are unhappy with the length of their upper lip or who want to achieve a more prominent and aesthetically pleasing lip shape.
Procedure & Recovery
A lip lift typically involves making an incision just below the base of the nose, removing a small section of skin, and then suturing the remaining skin to lift the upper lip. The specific technique and incision pattern may vary depending on the patient’s goals.
Recovery time varies from person to person, but most individuals can expect some swelling and discomfort for a few days to a week following the procedure. Stitches are typically removed within a week, and makeup can then be used to cover any residual bruising or scarring.
Lip lift surgery does leave a scar, but the scar is typically hidden within the natural contours of the nose and becomes less noticeable over time.
Results & Risks
The results of a lip lift are usually immediate, and you can expect a more youthful and fuller upper lip with improved definition. However, there may be some swelling and bruising after the procedure, which will subside over time.
Like any surgical procedure, lip lift surgery carries potential risks and complications, including infection, scarring issues, asymmetry, or changes in sensation.
Costs & Candidates
The cost of a lip lift can vary widely depending on factors such as the extent of the procedure.
Candidates for a lip lift are often those who have a long upper lip and want to reduce the distance between the nose and the lip to create a more balanced facial appearance. It can also benefit individuals with a naturally thin upper lip.