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The Benefits Of Lip Lift Abroad

The standard of beauty has changed with time. Thick and fuller lips are one of the newest trends in lip aesthetic. Women suffering from thin lips who have tried alternative methods and saw no results would consider lip-lifting surgery.

The procedure is slightly invasive, and 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 abroad, especially in popular medical destinations like Turkey, Hungary, or Poland, attracts international patients because the procedure is cost-effective. And these destinations have modern facilities that increase the procedure success rate.

But there are more benefits to seeking lip lifting procedures abroad:

You have access to one of Europe's leading cosmetic surgeons.

The geographical location plays a role. Turkey and Hungary have gained a reputation as top destinations for cosmetics procedures. Also, the vast number of patients who travel to these destinations adds value to their experience and understanding of international patients' expectations.

Combine the treatment with a holiday. 

Combing a holiday with treatment appeals to most patients who seek medical tourism. It is an opportunity to enjoy a luxury holiday and explore new experiences.

Excellent surgeons

Renowned institutions with international accreditations have top-class surgeons who are trained and have years of experience. You can evaluate their experience based on the awards and credentials on their clinic websites.

Enjoy your recovery in a 5-star facility.

Some patients prefer an agency to plan their treatment abroad. It gives you relief to focus on your recovery. The agency will prepare a customized trip that fits your needs. The package will include flight, accommodation, and airport transfer.  

Tips For Choosing Lip Lifting Clinic Abroad 

  • Understand the type of treatment you need. Visit your local doctor and understand what treatment best suits your case.
  • Have a clear expectation of the results: understand the necessary procedure plan. 
  • Choose a surgeon registered with an international governing body like the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. Or any other reputable international board. 
  • Verify the surgeon's experience. Ask about the surgeon's education, additional fellowship training, and how often they performed the treatment. 
  • Schedule an online consultation. Most clinics or hospitals that work with international patients offer this service.
  • Choose the right surgeon, do your due diligence, and enquire. 
  • Plan your trip well, and give yourself time to rest after the treatment. 

Ideal Candidate For Lip Lift Procedure 

Lip lifting surgery is typically more suitable for people over 18, as the lips become less elastic and less defined as you age. Upper Lip lifting surgery is generally more suitable for people with good skin elasticity, as the skin needs to stretch and contract without scarring. Also, it is essential to be in good general health before surgery.

Lip Lift Surgery Cost Abroad

The factors that affect the treatment abroad are the hospital's location, the surgeon's experience, the technique used, and the type of treatment.

Country

Estimate Cost

UK

€2300 - €3000

USA

€3200 - €6500

Turkey

€2000

Australia

€3200 - €6500

Learn more about Lip Lifting in Turkey by comparing costs and reviewing the clinics and doctors.

Lip Lifting Clinics(70 Clinics)

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Luna Clinic Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey
Luna Clinic Turkey Verified
  • Preliminary and follow-up examination
  • 98% would recommend
  • 1000+ operations last year
  • Internationally trained surgeons
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€1,400
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Istanbul European Clinic
Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul European Clinic Verified
  • 97% would recommend
  • Uses cutting-edge tech
  • Accredited by TSAPS (Turkish Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)
  • Well-equipped staff
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€1,500
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Estethica Atasehir
Istanbul, Turkey
Estethica Atasehir Verified
  • Premium facility
  • ISO 9001-certified clinic in Istanbul
  • 93% patients recommend
  • Open weekends
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€1,650
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Memorial Sisli Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
Memorial Sisli Hospital Verified
  • Popular by international patients
  • 200 bed capacity
  • JCI-Certified
  • Has an advanced medical technology
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€1,700
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Dr. Sema Ozden Clinic
Izmir, Turkey
Dr. Sema Ozden Clinic Verified
  • Recently renovated clinic
  • Accredited by TSAPS (Turkish Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)
  • Preliminary and follow-up examination
  • High review rate
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€1,700
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Medical Park Gaziosmanpasa Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
Medical Park Gaziosmanpasa Hospital Verified
  • Biggest private hospital in Istanbul
  • Advanced post-op care system
  • Internationally trained surgeons
  • JCI accredited clinic
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€1,750
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Erdem Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
Erdem Hospital Verified
  • ISO 9001 Certified
  • Uses the top-notch technology
  • 20,000 square meters
  • 150-bed capacity
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€1,700
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Ekol Hospitals Izmir
Izmir, Turkey
Ekol Hospitals Izmir Verified
  • Has world-class specialists
  • High review rate
  • Monitored by the Quality Management Unit
  • Using the most advanced technology
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€1,600
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Esteworld
Istanbul, Turkey
Esteworld Verified
  • ISO 9001-2008 Certified
  • Located in the heart of the city
  • Premium facility
  • High review rate
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€1,800
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Kent Hospital
Izmir, Turkey
Kent Hospital Verified
  • 95% would recommend
  • Advanced technology investment
  • 1000+ treatments last year
  • Founded in 2008
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€1,760
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By Abdulaziz Ali - Medically reviewed by Prof. Zeynep Sevim, on Aug 28, 2023

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 Procedure Risks 

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.

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.

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.