The Aesthetic Benefits of a Lip Lift
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 aging the upper lip loses volume and lengthens.
By shortening the height of the upper lip with a Lip Lift, a more attractive feminine appearance can be achieved. Lip augmentation can restore a more youthful lip or add volume to a thin lip. Juvederm Ultra or Restylane provides natural volume replenishment for your lips with a safe and effective and long term improvement.
Good Candidates for a Lip Lift
In general, if you are unhappy with the shape of your upper lip or would like to have a more feminine-looking upper lip, you may be a good candidate for a lip lift. A lip lift will not add fullness to the lips, so if you want plumper lips you should consider other options for lip enhancement. Patients interested in getting a lip lift should not have any active cold sores, skin infections, or other active skin disorders. It is also recommended that patients stop smoking as smoking can hinder the healing process.
Recovering from a Lip Lift
Some discomfort and bruising are to be expected following lip lift surgery. It can take around 7 to 10 days for the bruising to subside. Swelling may persist for around three to five days. It can take around two to three weeks before you see your final results. A small post-surgical mark will be visible beneath the nostrils along where the nostril and cheek meet. It will fade over time and will be hardly noticeable after around 12 months following your lip lift.
What to Expect During Your Consultation
The consultation provides you with an opportunity to give your reasons for wanting to undergo a lip lift and explain what your desired outcome for the procedure is. Dr. Inglefield can take the time to go over what to expect during the procedure, the potential risks involved, and what to expect during your recovery. The consultation is also the time to ask any question you may have regarding the procedure, the cost of surgery, and more.
Schedule a Consultation
Contact London Bridge Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Clinic today to schedule a consultation with plastic and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Christopher Inglefield. Dr. Inglefield is a highly skilled and experienced surgeon who specializes in facial rejuvenation who can provide you with the personalized care and natural-looking results you are looking for.
Why have Lip Lift Surgery?Lip Lift Surgery is a Specialist Plastic Surgery 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 but does not add fullness. Lip Augmentation can be achieved in combination with Lip Lift Surgery to give full soft youthful aesthetically luscious 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.
Are there any contra-indications to Lip Lift Plastic Surgery?You should not have Lip Lift Plastic Surgery if you have an active skin disorder on the face or area to be treated, a current infection or active cold sores. Smoking can cause delayed healing and poor scars.
Does Lip Lift Plastic Surgery require a general anaesthetic or hospitalisation?Lip Lift Plastic Surgery can be performed under local anaesthetic as an out-patient procedure. If you are having a general anaesthetic for another procedure such as rhinoplasty or breast implant surgery then Lip Lift Plastic Surgery can be combined.
How long is the Lip Lift Plastic Surgery procedure?The Lip Lift Plastic Surgery takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes to perform.
Will the Lip Lift Plastic Surgery be painful / cause bruising?Minimal discomfort is expected during the Lip Lift Surgery and minimal bruising should occur with the careful techniques used. Any bruising will resolve after 7 to 10 days.
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.
When will the results be seen?With the Lip Lift Plastic Surgery procedure, immediate improvement of the upper lip is seen. Some swelling is expected in the first 3 to 5 days before the final results are evident at 2 to 3 weeks.
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.
What are the risks of Lip Lift Plastic Surgery?Common to all surgical procedures there are always risks associated with surgery. However, complications are uncommon. Mild discomfort is expected for the first 3 – 5 days. Bruising is uncommon and may take 7 to 10 days to resolve, while major bleeding is rare. Infection is infrequent (less than 0.5%) and will require a course of appropriate antibiotics. Hypertropic or keloid scarring is also rare but will require specific treatments to reduce the scarring.
What is the cost of Lip Lift Plastic Surgery?The costs for Lip Lift Surgery starts from £2500 which will vary depending on your individual case, and includes your pre-operative and post-operative care. Following your consultation a detailed quotation will be provided. Please read more about our Fees at LBPS