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Lip Lift

A lip lift is a cosmetic procedure that enhances the appearance of the lips by shortening the distance between the upper lip and the nose, creating a more youthful and defined look. Dr. Fahradyan offers this personalized surgery to help you achieve refreshed, elevated lips.

Enhance & Rejuvenate Your Lips

A lip lift is a cosmetic procedure that improves the shape and proportions of the lips to enhance their contours. It involves removing a small strip of skin from just below the nose, which raises the upper lip, giving it a more youthful and defined appearance. This procedure creates a natural and long-lasting improvement in lip aesthetics and reverses age-related sagging, making it a popular choice for those seeking a more pronounced lip contour.

Lip Lift Corrects:

  • Flat or thin upper lip
  • Excessive distance between nose and upper lip
  • The appearance of downturned corners of the mouth

Lip Lift Preparation Guidelines:

  • Discuss your goals and expectations with Dr. Fahradyan.
  • Follow any dietary or medication restrictions provided by your surgeon.
  • Complete any necessary medical tests or evaluations.
  • Stop smoking and avoid nicotine products for a specified period before surgery.
  • Discontinue the use of blood-thinning medications or supplements.
  • Arrange for someone to drive you home after the procedure.
  • Prepare your recovery space with soft foods, cold compresses, and necessary medications.
  • Dress in comfortable, loose-fitting clothing on the day of the surgery.
  • Follow any fasting instructions provided by your surgeon before the procedure.

Lip Lift Aftercare Guidelines:

  • Keep the surgical site clean and dry as per your surgeon’s instructions.
  • Apply prescribed ointments or dressings to aid in healing.
  • Avoid touching or manipulating the incision area.
  • Sleep with your head elevated to minimize swelling.
  • Use cold compresses to reduce swelling and bruising.
  • Take prescribed pain medications as directed for comfort.
  • Consume a soft diet and avoid spicy or hot foods to prevent irritation.
  • Avoid strenuous physical activities and exercise for the recommended time.
  • Attend follow-up appointments with your surgeon for monitoring and guidance.

Lip Lift FAQs

How does a lip lift work?

During the procedure, a small strip of skin is removed from just beneath the base of the nose. This shortens the distance between the nose and the upper lip, known as the “cutaneous lip.” This exposes more of the pink vermillion (the colored part of the lip) and increases the visibility of the upper teeth, leading to a more defined and attractive lip contour.

Is a lip lift a permanent solution for lip enhancement?

Yes, a lip lift is a permanent procedure. It alters the position of the upper lip by removing excess skin, and the results can last a lifetime. While the aging process continues, the change in lip position typically remains stable.

Will there be visible scarring after a lip lift?

There will be a small scar beneath the nose, but Dr. Fahradyan will make every effort to ensure it is discreet and well-hidden. Over time, the scar typically fades and becomes less noticeable.

How long is the recovery period after a lip lift?

Recovery times vary, but most individuals can expect some initial swelling and bruising, which typically subsides within a few weeks. You should be able to resume regular activities within about a week, but strenuous exercise may need to be avoided for a longer period.

Can I combine a lip lift with other cosmetic procedures?

Yes, lip lifts can be combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures like facelifts or dermal fillers for a more comprehensive enhancement. Discuss your options with Dr. Fahradyan during the consultation to determine the right approach for your goals.

Why Choose Dr. Artur Fahradyan?

Dr. Artur Fahradyan is a board-eligible plastic surgeon known for his knowledge of delivering exceptional, natural-looking aesthetic results. With a specialized fellowship in craniofacial surgery from the University of Southern California, Dr. Fahradyan has a keen eye for aesthetics and crafts personalized, naturalized solutions for each patient. His commitment to high-quality outcomes and patient satisfaction makes him an excellent choice for your surgery. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Fahradyan to explore your options.

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