Upper Lip Lift Guide: What You Need To Know

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An upper lip lift, also commonly known as a lip lift surgery, is a cosmetic procedure focused on the lips. The goal of the procedure is to enhance your appearance. For an upper lip lift, you’ll focus on decreasing the distance between the nose and your upper lip. This increases the visibility of your upper lip and makes the lips look more full. This change can combat gravity and help you to have a more youthful appearance. Who wants thin lips? No one!

What is an upper lip lift?

An upper lip lift is a procedure that is performed by a facial plastic surgeon. The procedure involves making an incision just above the upper lip. This incision is usually in the natural crease below the nose. Through the incision, the skin and tissue above the upper lip are removed. This shortens the distance between the nose and upper lip.

The lip lift procedure is performed under anesthetic. This could be either local anesthesia or IV sedation. During a consultation, your surgeon will go over the procedure, their recommendations, and your care plan. The procedure takes about an hour or so to complete. At the end of the procedure, your incision will be closed with sutures.

What is the recovery process like for a lip lift surgery?

The lip lift procedure is done by Dr. Fisher to incorporate the muscle fascia below the skin which is anchored to the bony lining above with sutures for minimal scarring and longer lasting results. While your surgeon will go over your procedure and personal care recommendations, most patients take about two weeks to recover. This could vary depending on your medical history and other factors. 

During the recovery time, a patient may experience swelling and bruising around the incision site. It is essential to understand and follow all post-operative instructions given by your surgeon. This ensures that you will heal properly and avoid complications.

What results can I expect from an upper lip lift?

The results you’ll see from a lip lift surgery can be seen immediately after the procedure. There is usually an over correction that improves as swelling resolves. Of course, the final results will take longer. Results may take several weeks or months to fully develop especially in regards to the scar fading. 

The main change will be the visibility of the upper lip. Full upper lips endow a youthful and attractive appearance. Looking at lip lift before and after photos can really show how much of an impact this procedure can have!

Set up your consultation with Dr. Fisher today!

Before undergoing any cosmetic procedure (including a lip lift), it’s recommended to have a consultation. Dr. Fisher will review your specific case and see how he can help! 

An upper lip lift is a cosmetic procedure that helps you look more youthful. It combats gravity and gives you back your full upper lip! This game-changing procedure can also be combined with other cosmetic procedures easily. To learn more about a lip lift procedure, contact Dr. Fisher today!

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