Lip Lift – New Orleans
Full lips can beautifully complement the rest of your facial features, but over time, the lips lose volume and may begin to sag. This can also create more distance between the nose and the upper lip, disrupting the aesthetic balance of your face.
Fortunately, lip lift surgery allows you to take control of these cosmetic imperfections, whether they’re caused by age or simply genetics.
Lip lift surgery – a minimally invasive procedure – can transform the lips to a more youthful, pert appearance. And with no general anesthesia required, this quick surgery allows you to get back to your daily routine while looking your best – without a lengthy recovery period.
Discover how this minimally invasive procedure can restore aesthetic harmony to your face.
How Lip Lift Surgery is Performed
A lip lift can be performed using several methods, but the most common surgical technique is the subnasal lip lift:
Subnasal (“Bullhorn”) Lip Lift
Sometimes called a “bullhorn” lip lift, this procedure is one of the most commonly performed lip lifts. The incision is made directly below the nostrils, and it follows the natural curve of this area, similar to the shape of bullhorns.
Once the incision has been made, the excess skin is removed and the incision is meticulously sutured together. As the incision is sutured, this lifts the upper lip and decreases the distance between the lip and the nose. It also allows for more of the pigmented part of the lips to be exposed, making the upper lip appear more voluminous.
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Ideal Candidates for Lip Lift Surgery
Lip lift surgery is minimally invasive, making it a suitable procedure for most healthy people wanting to enhance their lips. In general, patients seeking a lip lift in New Orleans want to address the following cosmetic concerns:
- Upper lip appears excessively long or flat
- Lips are thinning or sagging with age
- Naturally thin lips
Depending on your cosmetic goals, you may also benefit from having your procedure performed with dermal fillers like Restylane® or Juvéderm®. Fillers can further customize your look and provide added volume. They are also a great alternative if you don’t feel ready to undergo surgery.
Why Choose Être for Your Lip Lift
Être Cosmetic Dermatology & Laser Center is structured around providing personalized, unmatched care. Whether you choose to undergo a surgical procedure or a non-invasive treatment, you can expect to receive the same level of individualized attention.
During your surgery, the board-certified dermatologists of Être will shape your lips with precision and artistry to let your natural beauty shine. Both Dr. Lisa Donofrio and Dr. Kyle Coleman remain dedicated to keeping pace with recent advancements in their field, allowing patients to have natural-looking, long-lasting results from lip lift surgery.
Lip Lift - Frequently Asked Questions
Is a Lip Lift Permanent?
Yes, the results of a lip lift are permanent. The lips will continue to age naturally, but you can expect a long-term improvement in their appearance after your surgery.
What Is Recovery Like After a Lip Lift?
Since lip lift surgery is minimally invasive, it does not require a lengthy recovery period. The procedure will also be performed using local anesthesia, which significantly cuts down on your recovery time and reduces the risk of complications.
You may experience mild soreness, swelling, and bruising during the first week. However, you will be provided with prescription pain medication to alleviate any discomfort. These temporary symptoms should subside within a week.
Will a Lip Lift Give Me Scars?
As with any surgery, there could be a small amount of scarring involved. However, the board-certified dermatologists of Être will meticulously close your incisions so that your scars are minimal. In most cases, scars from lip lift surgery heal beautifully and are well concealed under the nose.
Is a Lip Lift the Same as Lip Augmentation?
While both procedures can enhance the lips, a lip lift is not quite the same as a lip augmentation. A lip lift essentially shortens the distance between the lip and the nose and reveals more of the pigmented part of the lips. Lip augmentation enhances the size and shape of the lips through either implants or dermal fillers like Restylane, Juvederm Vollure, or Belotero.
How Long Does It Take to Perform a Lip Lift?
It usually only takes one or two hours to perform a lip lift.