What is a Lip Lift?

A lip lift is a short surgical procedure that shortens and lifts the upper lip toward the nose. This causes the red of the lip to unfurl and widen appealingly. A lip lift also shapes the lips more into the form of a cupid’s bow. After a lip lift, the general appearance of the mouth is more attractive, youthful, and symmetrical.

What Does a Lip Lift Correct?

Fillers or BOTOX are commonly used to resolve cosmetic concerns about the lips and mouth. However, only a lip lift can shorten a long upper lip and naturally create a fuller, more attractive upper lip. A lip lift corrects these issues for the long term and achieves far more than injectables, which are a limited treatment that cannot achieve beautiful proportions or results in the same, permanent way. A lip lift can address:

  • A lengthening or overly long upper lip
  • The upper lip is thin or thinning
  • The upper lip is asymmetrical or misshapen
  • The smile is partly covered by a drooping upper lip
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What Happens During A Lift Lip Procedure?

A lip lift is a minor procedure performed in the office under local anesthesia. The incision is hidden in the natural crease under the nose. Dr. Fisher will draw marks under your nose where the incision will be made. He will make this incision very precisely to ensure your scar is minimal and hidden in the natural folds of the skin.

Dr. Fisher will remove a small section of skin just below your nose. He will lift your lip gently upward toward the bottom of your nose, then secure it firmly with sutures.

Recovery After A Lip Lift

Your upper lip will be sore and swollen for several days after your lip lift procedure. It is important to keep your incision clean during this time. To help minimize swelling, sleep with your head elevated for a couple of days. 

Expect 1-4 days of rest before you are able to return to sedentary or light activities. Wait to exercise vigorously for two to three weeks or until you have the green light from Dr. Fisher.

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What Are The Benefits Of A Lip Lift? 

The lip lift is a popular procedure because it provides many positive effects and benefits for patients. Benefits include the following:

  • Minimal downtime
  • Short, simple procedure
  • Downtime and recovery are not extensive
  • Achieves an attractive, full upper lift
  • Provides nearly permanent results 
  • Resolves the continued need to have fillers or BOTOX treatments 
  • Achieves natural-looking, proportionate, and attractive results
  • Allows a full, bright smile that reveals your upper teeth
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Am I A Candidate For A Lip Lift?

Patients who want to define, enhance, or renew their lip area with more permanent results are likely candidates for a lip lift. A lip lift is an ideal procedure for patients who are tired of depending on BOTOX or fillers to achieve their aesthetic goals. Candidates should meet the following requirements:

  • Are in good physical health 
  • Have no serious medical concerns, such as a bleeding disorder
  • Do not smoke
  • Have adequate space between the red of the upper lip and the bottom of the nose
  • Have realistic expectations about what a lift lip can achieve
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Why Choose Dr. Fisher For A Lip Lift?

When you are having facial cosmetic surgery such as a lip lift, you want to trust your face to an expert. Dr. Mark Fisher is an exceptional surgeon who has completed specialized fellowship training in craniofacial plastic surgery. He has unique and extensive qualifications as a plastic surgeon and a specific, experienced eye for natural facial harmony and balance. He is known for patient satisfaction, making him an ideal choice for patients who want to have a lip lift and refresh the appearance of their mouth. 

As a leader in the field of cosmetic surgery, Dr. Fisher has a reputation for outstanding results and caring excellence. Please call today to learn more about what a lip lift with Dr. Fisher can do for you.

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