The lip lift cosmetic surgery is a procedure that is being performed on a regular basis, in middle age patients that are looking to get a younger and fresher look. Some people feel like the space between their upper lip and the nose is too long and require a cosmetic surgery with the purpose of restoring youth, balance and harmony to the face.
The lip lift cosmetic surgery is performed under local anesthesia and it is an ambulatory procedure. The cosmetic surgeon makes an incision located just under the nose, a small strip of skin and tissue are removed. The lip is lifted to a new position exposing approximately 1/8¨ of the upper teeth. In necessary cases, dermal filing, fat or collagen can be injected in the lips to give them a fuller, more sensual a youthful look.
- When the injectable fillers do not offer the results patient is looking for anymore.
- When the patient is looking for a permanent result.
The patient may present swelling and bruising that can be relieved with analgesics prescribed by the cosmetic surgeon. Most patients return to full activity around a week after surgery.
30 minutes to 1 hour