A lip lift is cosmetic surgery that alters the prominence and shape of the lips. There are two types of Lip Lifts: Upper Lip Lift and a Corner Lip Lift.
Upper Lip Lift – Lifts the lips up towards the nose to plump the upper lip and expose more teeth.
Corner Lip Lift – Lifts the edges of the mouth to provide a smiling effect.
Both procedures may be undertaken together.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Lip lift procedures are performed in a medical office under local anaesthesia. An incision is made beneath the nose and a small amount of skin is removed. The lip is lifted to the desired position. The procedure takes about ninety minutes.
You can expect a more youthful and pleasant shape to the mouth and lips. A smile will become more common when the face is resting and more teeth will show when actively smiling.
The procedure will require time off work and the area will remain swollen for a least a week post-surgery. Scarring may develop and require lipstick to cover it.