Lip Lift (Nostril Sill Lift)
Aging takes its toll on the lips. Lines and wrinkles form around the mouth. Also, they form at the space between the nose and mouth lengthens. Additionally, the “cupid”s bow” shape of the lips diminishes. Finally, the corners of the lips begin to sag. To help, turn to a lip lift. This procedure aims to restore a more youthful appearance to the lips. We remove a small strip of skin at the corners of the mouth. Or we remove skin between the nose and mouth.
A lip lift is performed in the office setting using local anesthesia and requires less than one week of recovery. Scars are hidden under the nose or in the natural lines of the face. If you desire a fuller, more youthful set of lips, choose a surgeon with the skill and artistry necessary to achieve your goals. Additionally, fillers like Revanesse Versa helps give you the lips of your dreams. With over a decade of experience in peri-oral rejuvenation, Dr. Martin possesses the expertise needed to create beautiful, natural-looking lips.
How long does a lip lift last?
The results of a surgical lip lift are permanent, however, your lips and overall face will continue to mature. Normal aging changes should be expected.
What is the recovery like?
Immediately following the procedure the upper lip will be sore and swollen to varying degrees. Swelling typically gets worse for the first several days and, in some cases, can be dramatic. This is a normal part of healing and not dangerous. The incision is kept clean and covered with antibacterial ointment for the first week or so. Activity is restricted for several days and slowly re-introduced. Exercise and exertion should be avoided for approximately two weeks. The initial healing period is generally 2-3 weeks, with more enjoyable results settling in around 2-3 months later. The scar heals over several months to a year or more, improving with time.