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Lip lifting is a cosmetic procedure designed to lift and reshape the lips, giving them a fuller and more youthful appearance. It is typically performed by a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist and can be done using various techniques. This treatment guide explains lip lift before and after results, and it is benefits.

What is Lip Lifting Treatment?

Lip lifting treatment is designed to lift the lips and give them a fuller and more youthful appearance.

It involves the removal of a small strip of skin above the upper lip, which allows the lip to be pulled up and outward, creating a more defined cupid's bow and a fuller, poutier look.

A lip lift can also be used to reduce the appearance of a long or drooping upper lip or to correct uneven or asymmetrical lips.

Who Can Have Lip Lifting Surgery?

Lip lifting surgery is generally suitable for anyone looking to improve their lips' appearance and has realistic expectations about the procedure's results. It is essential to consult a plastic surgeon or dermatologist to determine if you are a good candidate for a lip lift.

Some factors that may affect your eligibility for a lip lift include:

  1. Age: Lip lifting surgery is typically more suitable for people over 18, as the lips tend to become less elastic and less defined as we age.
  2. Skin type: Upper Lip lifting surgery is generally more suitable for people with good skin elasticity, as the skin needs to stretch and contract without scarring.
  3. Overall health: It is essential to be in good general health before undergoing any surgical procedure, including a lip lift. People with medical conditions like diabetes or bleeding disorders may not be suitable candidates for an upper or lower lip lift.

It is essential to discuss your specific needs and goals with your surgeon to determine if lip lifting surgery is the right option for you.

Lip Lift Treatment Duration

The duration of a lip lift procedure will depend on the technique used and the extent of the correction being made. Lip lift surgery generally takes about one to two hours to complete, and most patients can return home the same day.

Lip Lift Procedure Side Effects

As with any surgical procedure, lip lift surgery carries the risk of specific side effects and complications. These may include swelling, bruising, bleeding, infection, and scarring. In rare cases, patients may experience skin sensation changes or difficulty healing.

Discussing these risks with your surgeon before the procedure and following their post-operative instructions carefully to minimize the risk of complications is essential.

Lip Lifting Facial Recovery Time

The recovery time after a lip lifting procedure will vary depending on the individual and the technique used. Most patients experience some swelling and bruising for the first few days after the procedure, which can typically be managed with cold compresses and over-the-counter pain medication.

Most people can return to work and other normal activities within a week of the procedure, although it may take several weeks for the swelling and bruising to resolve fully.

Lip Lift Surgery Success Rate

Lip lift surgery has a 90%  success rate. The procedure results are typically long-lasting, although some people may choose to have additional treatments to maintain their results over time. It is essential to have realistic expectations about the procedure results and to select a qualified and experienced surgeon to perform the procedure.

Lip Lifting Alternative Treatments

Several alternative treatments to full lip lifting surgery can be used to improve the appearance of the lips. These may include non-surgical options such as dermal fillers, which can add volume and shape to the lips, or Botox, which can lift and reshape the upper lip.

These treatments are generally less invasive than lip lift surgery and have a shorter recovery time, but the results are typically not as long-lasting.

How Is Lip Lifting Performed?

Here is a step-by-step guide to how Lip corner lift surgery is performed:

Step1. Preparation

Before the procedure, the surgeon will assess your medical history and conduct a physical examination to determine if you are a good candidate for lip lifting. Expect the surgeon to provide pre-operative instructions, including how to prepare for the procedure and what to expect during recovery.

Step2. Anesthesia

Lip lifting is typically performed under local anesthesia, which numbs the area around the upper lip. You will be awake during the procedure but will not feel any pain.

Step3. Incision

The surgeon will make an incision just above your upper lip, in the crease between the nose and the lip. Depending on your specific needs and goals, the incision may be hidden in the natural crease or made in a different location.

Step4. Lifting

Once the incision is made, the surgeon will lift the skin and tissue of the upper lip. This will create a more defined Cupid’s bow (the V-shaped area above the lip) and expose more of the upper teeth.

Step5. Closing the incision

The surgeon will close the incision using sutures, which will be removed a few days after the procedure.

After the procedure, you will be instructed to care for the incision site and manage any swelling or discomfort. Most patients can return to their normal activities within a few days, although it may take several weeks for the final results to become apparent.

Types of Lip Lifting

Different lip-lifting surgery techniques include:

  • Bullhorn lip lift: This technique involves making a small incision along the base of the nose and removing a strip of skin above the upper lip. The remaining skin is then sutured together, lifting the upper lip and creating a more defined cupid's bow.
  • Corner lip lift: This technique involves making a small incision at the corners of the mouth and removing a small strip of skin to lift the corners of the lip and create a more defined smile.
  • Upper lip lift: This technique involves making a small incision above the upper lip and removing a small strip of skin to lift the upper lip and create a fuller, poutier appearance.
  • Full lip lift: This technique combines the above methods to lift and reshape the entire lip.

It is essential to discuss the different lip lifting techniques with your surgeon to determine which one is best suited to your individual needs and goals.

Quick Facts 

Procedure

 Lip Lifting 

Duration

 1 - 2 hours 

Stay

 4 nights

Cost in Turkey

 €2000

Anesthesia

 local anesthesia

Recovery

 1-week 

Final Results

 4 weeks 

Side Effects

 Swelling, bruising, bleeding

Risks 

 Infection, scarring 

Success Rate

 90%

Exercise

 After 2 - 3 weeks (light activity)

Back To Work

 After 1-week

Scars

 Yes (invisible)

Pain

 Slight

Related Procedures

 Lip augmentation 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a lip lift last? 

The results of a lip lift are typically long-lasting, although some people may choose to have additional treatments to maintain their results over time. In general, the effects of a lip lift can last for several years before touch-up procedures may be needed.

How much does a lip lift cost?

The cost of a lip lift can vary depending on the technique used, the extent of the correction being made, and the surgeon's geographical location. In general, lip lift surgery costs between €1,500 and €3,000.

What does a lip lift do?

A lip lift is a cosmetic procedure designed to lift and reshape the lips, giving them a fuller and more youthful appearance.

It involves the removal of a small strip of skin above the upper lip, which allows the lip to be pulled up and outward, creating a more defined cupid's bow and a fuller, poutier look. Lip lifting can also be used to reduce the appearance of a long or drooping upper lip or to correct uneven or asymmetrical lips.

Are lip lifts risky?

Lip lifts have side effects and complications as with any surgical procedure. These may include swelling, bruising, bleeding, infection, and scarring. In rare cases, patients may experience skin sensation changes or difficulty healing.

Discussing these risks with your surgeon before the procedure and following their post-operative instructions carefully to minimize the risk of complications is essential.

Is lip lift or filler better?

The results of a lip lift are usually long-lasting, although some people may need additional treatments to maintain their results. Dermal fillers are a non-surgical option that can add volume and shape to the lips. The results of fillers are typically not as long-lasting as a lip lift, but the procedure is generally less invasive and has a shorter recovery time.

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