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.
What is a lip lift?
A lip lift is a medical cosmetic procedure that changes the physical appearance of a patients’ lips. The procedure increases the coverage of the vermillion border—the outline between our pink, soft, fleshy skin of the lips and the face’s harder skin.
By extending the vermillion border, the lips increase in surface area, shape, and position to provide a more aesthetically pleasing and youthful appearance.
How a New Orleans Lip Lift Improves Your Appearance
Each and every one of us is unique. As such, there is no one-size-fits-all cosmetic procedure to improve a person’s facial appearance.
The best lip size and shape for you is a matter of relativity—your lips relative to the other features of your face. Some people benefit from a shorter upper lip, which makes other facial features stand out. For others, drawing attention to a more extended upper lip does wonders for their facial appearance.
When looking for a lip lift near me, patients also need to consider their teeth’ appearance, which a lip lift influences significantly. Lip lift surgery in New Orleans dramatically changes how much of the teeth are revealed when smiling, making incredible improvements in a patients’ facial appearance.
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 FAQ's
Lip lift surgery is continuously increasing in popularity. Hundreds of thousands of patients get lip fillers to temporarily plump and change their lips. Many of these patients are beginning to realize the permanent benefits offered by lip lift surgery. Whereas lip injections provide stunning results for 3-6 months, a lip lift permanently changes the appearance. Currently, around 32,000 lip lift surgeries are performed each year, with the number rapidly increasing.
As the body heals from a lip lift, results begin to appear after 3-4 weeks. After three weeks, there are usually no signs of the surgery, and patients carry on with their routines as normal.
The face and lips take several months to heal and soften from the procedure fully, and as such, between 4 weeks to 4 months after the procedure you will notice gradual and constant improvements with your results.
As with any surgery, there are inherent risks associated with lip lift surgery. These include infection, swelling, and scarring. However, choosing a trained, certified, and well-experienced surgeon to perform your lip lift, such as the expert team at Etre, minimizes these risks to almost zero.
Lip Lift Surgery in New Orleans, LA
A lip lift may be the exact procedure required to bring your entire face into symmetry and harmony. To ensure you get the best results possible from your lip lift in New Orleans, please reach out to Etre’s expert team on 504 227 3873 or fill out this online form to arrange your consultation.