Lip Lift - The upper lip lift is a procedure that elevates the position of the upper lip in relation to the teeth giving a broader smile. The patient is also given wider lips which increases the amount of pink lip seen. When paired with lip augmentation using fillers, fat or lip implants, the result can be dramatic. The overall effect of the lip lift is a more esthetically pleasing mouth with a youthful appearance. The satisfaction rate for this procedure is very high.
What should I expect?
Results should be permanent. In some cases, the lip may begin reverting back to its normal shape in 5-10 years.
How should I prepare?
It is best to stop smoking several weeks before your procedure. Also, refrain from taking any aspirin or ibuprofen before and after your procedure. Inform your physician about any and all medications you are currently on.
What are the risks?
Possible side effects include swelling, minor scarring, loss of sensation, infection, blood clots and fluid accumulation.
How do I ensure my safety?
This is a safe procedure when performed by a qualified plastic surgeon.
What will recovery be like?
Recovery time varies patient to patient, however the average recovery time is 1-2 weeks.
How much does it cost?
In the United States, the average cost of a lip lift is $3,524, according to BuildMyBod's 2020 Plastic Surgery Pricing Report.This includes costs of anesthesia, operating room facilities, and other related fees.
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Questions & Answers
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