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Something to Smile About: Everything You Need to Know About Lip Lifts


The lips can be one of the most desirable and attractive features on a face.

With the rapid growth of lip fillers, thousands of Americans enjoy full, pouting lips with just a fifteen-minute visit to their beautician.

But while lip fillers provide incredibly satisfying lip-plumping results, these results are only semi-permanent, generally lasting between four-six months. Furthermore, lip fillers are restricted in the amount of change they can provide to a set of lips.

For some patients, significantly changing the lips’ appearance is the goal, and lip fillers may just not do the trick.

In such cases, minor surgery in the form of a lip lift will provide the symmetry and aesthetic balance you are looking for.

Here, the expert team at Etre Cosmetic Dermatology and Laser Center in New Orleans looks at the lip lift surgery and gives you a rundown on everything you need to know about the procedure.

What is a Lip Lift?

As the name implies, a lip lift is a surgical procedure that changes the physical appearance of a patients’ lips.

An important aesthetic physical feature is the distance between the nose and the upper lip. Over time, due to loss of skin laxity and sagging lips, the lips can begin to droop, and the space between the lips and nose increases, creating an aesthetic imbalance between the features of the face.

Also, the edges of the lips may begin to sag, resulting in a seemingly permanent frown patient.

Finally, thin lips are the result of only having a small amount of vermillion exposed. Vermillion is the pink, thin layer of skin that forms the actual lips themselves.

A lip lift solves all of these aesthetic concerns.

How is a Lip Lift Performed?

Your expert surgeon will assess your lips’ current state and then help you decide on the appropriate type of lip lift.

For many patients, those concerned about either thin or drooping lips, a subnasal lip lift, or “bullhorn” lip lift, is the way to go. By removing tiny lines of skin around the nose’s septum, your surgeon can discreetly hide surgery lines while simultaneously pulling up the upper lip, which reduces the distance between the nose and the lips while also exposing more of the lip vermillion, creating fuller, plumper lips.

For other patients concerned about a semi-permanent frown, a corner lip lift will give better results.

Lip Lift Surgery in New Orleans

For many patients, rapid and satisfying improvements to their lips’ appearance are made with a combination of lip lift surgery and post-surgery lip fillers. To find out more about the ideal combinations for your personal circumstances, reach out to the Etre’s expert team by calling 504 227 3873 or filling out this online form to arrange your consultation today.

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