Medically Reviewed April 2023, by Dr. Ayad Harb, one of the world's leading plastic surgeons
A lip lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that targets the area around the mouth to enhance the appearance of the lips. This treatment aims to increase the prominence of the vermilion border (the outline of the lips) and reduce the distance between the nose and the upper lip, creating a more youthful and aesthetically appealing appearance.
Over time, aging and environmental factors may cause the upper lip to elongate and thin, concealing the upper teeth and diminishing the overall facial harmony. A lip lift works to counteract these changes, restoring balance and accentuating the natural beauty of the lips.
At SRGN, the lip lift procedure begins with an in-depth consultation with one of our skilled surgeons. During this initial meeting, we assess your unique facial structure, listen to your concerns and desires, and formulate a personalized treatment plan. Our patient-centric approach ensures that we address your specific needs and work towards achieving the results you envision.
The actual surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia, which minimizes discomfort and allows for a swift recovery. The incisions are carefully placed in the natural creases beneath the nose to ensure minimal scarring. By removing a small strip of skin and tissue, our skilled surgeons are able to lift and reshape the upper lip, enhancing its fullness and definition.
The lip lift procedure at SRGN offers immediate results. As the initial swelling subsides, the transformation becomes more apparent, revealing a rejuvenated and more expressive smile. The final result is a subtle yet significant enhancement that complements the entire face.
Recovery is an essential aspect of the lip lift experience, and our team is committed to supporting you through every stage of healing. Most patients find that they can return to work and normal daily activities within a week, with full recovery achieved in 1-2 weeks.
One of the key advantages of a lip lift over temporary fillers is its permanence. The results are long-lasting and provide a natural enhancement without the need for ongoing maintenance. However, we encourage healthy lifestyle choices and skincare practices to preserve and protect the results of the procedure.
At SRGN, we pride ourselves on our dedication to excellence, patient safety, and satisfaction. Our team of experienced surgeons utilizes advanced techniques and adheres to the highest standards of care. With a focus on individuality and natural beauty, we strive to provide a lip lift that reflects your unique personality and enhances your overall appearance.
The decision to undergo a lip lift is deeply personal and requires thoughtful consideration. We invite you to schedule a consultation at SRGN, where we can discuss your goals, answer any questions, and embark on a journey towards a more confident and radiant you.
A lip lift at SRGN is performed under local anesthesia, minimizing discomfort during the procedure. Post-operative pain is typically mild and can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers or prescribed medications. Our experienced team will provide clear instructions for pain management during your recovery. We are dedicated to ensuring your comfort throughout the process, from the initial consultation through to the final follow-up. Your well-being is our priority, and we strive to create a seamless and virtually pain-free experience for every patient.
The downtime for a lip lift is generally minimal. Most patients return to work and daily activities within a week, following specific post-operative care instructions to ensure optimal healing. Full recovery is usually achieved in 1-2 weeks. Our team will provide personalized guidelines and ongoing support to help you navigate the recovery process. We focus on achieving a smooth recovery, allowing you to enjoy your enhanced appearance as quickly and safely as possible.
Our surgeons employ techniques to minimize and conceal scarring. Incisions are made beneath the nose, where scars are usually hidden. We also offer guidance on post-operative scar care to further reduce visibility. Scarring varies among individuals, but our careful approach ensures that any scars are subtle and often virtually unnoticeable. Your satisfaction with the aesthetic outcome, including the appearance of scars, is paramount to us at SRGN.
A lip lift provides permanent changes to the lips, offering a long-lasting solution. However, it's important to recognize that natural aging may still affect appearance over time. Our skilled surgeons will offer guidance on maintaining the results and can recommend practices and products to support lasting satisfaction. At SRGN, we aim to provide lasting transformations that continue to bring joy and confidence for years to come.
Yes, a lip lift can be combined with other procedures, such as facelifts or rhinoplasty. The decision is personalized and carefully considered, taking into account your unique needs and goals. Our professional team at SRGN will work closely with you to design a comprehensive treatment plan that may include a combination of procedures to achieve your desired look. Your safety, satisfaction, and the harmony of your facial features guide our approach to planning and executing your transformative journey.