The lip lift helps shorten the distance between the upper lip and the nose. With age or with heredity the upper lip of a person may droop and the skin may become loose. The Lip lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure that will help to enhance the pink part of your upper lip and lift your drooping uppers lips to give you a broader smile. The procedure may be supplemented with lip augmentation to give your lip a fuller look.
Who can have a Lip Lift?
The procedure is well suited for people who have a drooping upper lip structure and a less pronounced pink portion of the upper lip due to age or heredity. If you want to have a more appealing lip structure that will accentuate your smile you should definitely consider going forward with the procedure. Patients who have recently had a Rhinoplasty also complain of a longer region between upper lip and nose and hence need to have an upper lip surgery done to reduce the difference.
Procedure for Lip Lift
One should always go forth and have a thorough discussion with his plastic surgeon before opting for the procedure. The operation usually takes about 45 minutes. The procedures for a lip lift are specific to a patient�s lip structures. A central lip lift is performed on the upper lip by making an incision that is hidden by the nose and stretching the red portion to look more pronounced. Another procedure called down-turned corners is done in a similar way but the cut is made on the sides of the mouth which helps make the mouth looks more attractive. The cuts are sewn by extremely fine sutures that are removed after 4-5 days after the operation. All the treatments are performed after administering local anesthesia.
What are the results of the surgery?
The results are swift and show just after a week. The person can resume his normal lifestyle after consulting his doctor. You can maintain your enhanced lip lift look by taking proper care of your face.
The patient generally recovers after a week with minimum pain.
Cost of the operation
Frequently Asked Questions
How will you look after the surgery?
The surgery will give you a more pronounced upper lip which will help you attain a broader and a more impressive smile. The upper teeth, which are a very desirable characteristic in runway models, become more visible and the patient looks as attractive as ever.
Will upper lip be complemented by other lip procedures?
It depends on the discussions that you have with your doctors. If your desired post operative appearance requires lip augmentation then you should take it to achieve that perfect look.
Is the surgery painful?
The surgery is not painful at all. All the procedures are done after administering a local anesthetic. Post operative pain can be moderated with the help of painkillers.
Will my scar show on my face?
The scar is well hidden and the procedure makes the scar blend well with the skin so that there is no scar visible.
What are the risks associated with this procedure?
Plastic surgery, like any surgical procedure, carries inherent risks and potential complications.
Please read our Risks and Complications of Plastic Surgery page.