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    Lip Lift | Shortening the upper lip


    The female upper lip is aesthetically attractive when the upper lip just exposes the front teeth with the mouth slightly open. The female upper lip is shorter and fuller than the male lip. With the aging process the upper lip loses volume and lengthens.
    By shortening the height of the upper lip with a Lip Lift, a minimal invasive technique, a more attractive feminine appearance can be achieved. Lip augmentation can restore a more youthful lip or add volume to a thin lip with fillers or even microfat graft provide natural replenishment for your lips with a safe, effective and long term improvement.

    Why have Lip Lift Surgery?

    Lip Lift surgery is an operation to create a more feminine upper lip shape by removing tissue from just below the nose. This effectively lifts the upper lip and improves the shape. Lip Augmentation can be achieved in combination with Lip Lift Surgery to give full soft youthful aesthetically lips.

     
    Am I suitable for Lip Lift Plastic Surgery?

    If you are concerned about the appearance of your upper lip shape, too long, and would like to achieve a more feminine appearance, then Lip Lift Plastic Surgery may be suitable for you. Botulinum toxin treatment may also be beneficial to relax active muscle in the upper lip and reduce lines and wrinkles. You should be aware of the side effects and risks before deciding if Lip Lift Plastic Surgery is right for you.

    Does Lip Lift Plastic surgery require a general anesthetic or hospitalization?

    Lip Lift Plastic surgery can be performed under local anesthetic as an out-patient procedure. If you are having a general anesthetic for another procedure such as rhinoplasty or breast implant surgery then Lip Lift Plastic surgery can be combined.

    How long is the recovery time following Lip Lift Plastic surgery?

    Patients can go back to their normal activities after 7 – 10 days. Avoid bending over and sleep with extra pillows for first 5 days. The upper lip may be uncomfortable and mildly swollen for the first week.

    What about the scars following Lip Lift Plastic Surgery?

    The scar following Lip Lift Plastic surgery will be visible just under the nostrils and in the groove where the nostril meets to cheek. The scar is expected to fade over 6 to 12 weeks and continue to mature, improve for up to 12 months.

    Dr. Andrés Freschi