Fake-looking lips are everywhere. Unfortunately, those that have them are often the last to know. Your lips are the most sensitive, delicate and sensual part of your entire body. Their movement and appearance define how we are perceived and communicate. Don’t trust them with just anyone! Whether you are born with small lips or have lost those luscious lips over time, lip lift surgery is a proven way to restore and correct the mouth-to-lip ratio. In doing so, a lip lift can then improve the overall facial proportion of a person’s mouth, making their smile all the more charming and aesthetic! Lip lifts are quick, same-day procedures that take just under an hour to complete, making them extremely cost-effective and ideal for anyone’s schedule.
People benefit most from lip lifts if they want to:
- Increase lip size or add some volume to their lips
- Hide large gaps between their nose and their upper lift
- Reduce signs of aging around the mouth
- Desire a more proportional smile
Results and Recovery
As part of the procedure, a portion of tissue beneath the nose will be surgically removed and the gap will be closed using stitches. Following this procedure, Dr. Barrett meets with all patients once a week for six weeks to remove stitches week one and two and tapes the incisions each time. After the taping period is done, the patient will be prescribed a patented silicone scar gel to apply twice daily for 3 months to continue the healing process. Dr. Barrett will provide specific instructions on how to best care for yourself during the recovery period customized on your condition and surgery.
For the two to four weeks following surgery, it is common to feel some swelling, numbness, bruising, tightness, and/or tension in the face and neck region. While these side effects will often create a somewhat uneven or distorted appearance, they will disappear within a few months. Even though you might not notice the changes that have been made to your face, most patients actually feel comfortable and confident with their new look by day ten post-surgery, and many of them even return to work after 2-3 weeks.