Lip lifts are performed in my Fort Worth and Southlake offices and provide shortening and lifting of the upper lip. Over time, the upper lip becomes longer relative to other parts of the face. Although injectable fillers can sometimes be used to improve the appearance of the upper lip, in certain patients they can make the lip longer and can give it a “duck lip” appearance. The lip lift is a solution to that problem.
Expect swelling of the upper lip for 1-2 weeks with some bruising and swelling.
How It Works
A small amount of skin is removed from a natural crease just below the nose. This helps lift and shorten the lip.
Bruising and swelling are the most common side effects. The scar tends to heal very well and usually does not require any additional intervention. Although a laser can be performed in 4-6 weeks after the surgery.
What to Expect
For more information, check out my blog post on natural lip proportions and what you need to know before getting lip injections or a lip lift. Read how to avoid the dreaded “trout pout” here.
Read more on Lip Injections and Lip Augmentation here.