Lip Lift Procedure
What is a Lip Lift?
There are several ways to enhance lips to create more volume and fullness, including the use of dermal fillers. For those looking for a solution that is longer-lasting, a lip lift is an excellent option. A lip lift is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that can safely modify the contour, size, and fullness of your lips.
How is a Lip Lift Performed?
Depending on your desired look, you could have an upper lip lift, a lower lip lift, or both. During the upper lip lift procedure, Dr. Sukkar will create a small incision just beneath the nose. The tissue is then removed so the lip’s contour can be adjusted. Once the incision is closed, your upper lip will be closer in proximity to your nose. Pulling the upper lip slightly upward, shortening the space between the nostrils and the top of your lip, creates more lip fullness. Reshaping “cupid’s bow” can also be performed during the upper lip lift procedure. The lower lip lift procedure is similar; the tiny quantity of skin is removed just below the bottom lip.
Will There be a Scar with
With any surgical procedure, there is minor scarring. However, you are in the hands of one of the best plastic surgeons in the Houston area. With Dr. Sukkar’s meticulous precision, the scar will be hidden, typically invisible to the eye.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Lip Lift?
With age, the pink of your lip begins to diminish, and the skin can start to sag, or thanks to genetics, you’ve always struggled with thin lips. These factors are common and drive both men and women to search out alternative ways to create a more aesthetically pleasing look. You might be a good candidate for a lip lift if:
- You’ve experienced a fuller lip and liked the look, but you are tired of the need to continually have treatments with dermal fillers.
- Your lips are not symmetrical, and you want to give them a more balanced appearance.
- Your lips have always been a source of frustration, leading to issues with self-confidence.
- There’s enough space between your nose and upper lip to change the shape of your lip successfully.
Why Choose The Clinic for Plastic Surgery for My Lip Lift?
A lip lift can be a great experience if you choose the right plastic surgeon – the most important decision you will make if you want this procedure. At The Clinic for Plastic Surgery, we’ve enhanced the look of thousands of patients that wanted to improve facial appearance. Dr. Sukkar is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience with lip lifts. His warm and approachable demeanor will instantly make you feel comfortable and welcome. His friendly and knowledgeable staff will guide you through the process and make sure you are comfortable, cared for, and know what to expect.
How Long Does a Lip Lift Procedure Take?
Depending on the patient and what is being done, a lip lift usually takes one to two hours to complete.
Are There Any Side Effects with a Lip Lift?
The most common side effects include minor redness, swelling and bruising. There may be some tenderness near the incision site. These side effects should be gone within a week to ten days.
What is the Recovery for a Lip Lift Procedure?
A lip lift is a minimally invasive outpatient surgery, so you should be back up on your feel relatively quickly. You can expect the incision sites to be tender and swollen for several days. After the stitches have been removed, the swelling will continue to diminish. It should be completely gone after 90 days. Most of our patients return to work after a week.
Will I See the Results of My Lip Lift Immediately?
Your lips will look fuller after your lip lift procedure, but some of this is a result of the swelling that occurs. Your final look will be revealed after the swelling and bruising subsides, usually at around three months.
How Long Will My Lip Lift Last?
A lip lift is a long-lasting procedure. At The Clinic for Plastic Surgery, Dr. Sukkar has often performed lip lifts, and is known for his ability to create superior results.
Is a Lip Lift Procedure Painful?
You may feel uncomfortable after your lip lift, but the procedure is not painful, and any discomfort can be managed with over-the-counter pain medications.
If you’re ready to rejuvenate your facial appearance, we invite you to schedule a consultation at The Clinic for Plastic Surgery today. During your private meeting in our Houston office, we will carefully assess the cosmetic imperfections you’d most like to address, before creating a custom treatment plan designed to sculpt the exquisite appearance you deserve.