As you age, it’s normal for your upper lip to grow longer, contributing to a droopy and tired appearance. Different people try varied treatments to regain a youthful appearance, with fillers and other injectables being popular options. If you’re looking for true facial rejuvenation that lasts, a surgical lift lip may be your best option. At Eos Rejuvenation, we are proud to offer lift lips to our clients in Beverly Hills and other surrounding areas. Our board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Nima, provides top-of-the-line services that will leave you feeling beautiful, confident, and refreshed!
Reasons Why People Get a Lift Lip
Lift lips can provide several benefits, all contributing to a more youthful and confident appearance. Some of the primary reasons to consider a lift lip include:
- It results in lips that look fuller.
- It lifts the corners of your mouth.
- It addresses issues with the shape and length of your lips.
- It better showcases your beautiful smile and upper teeth.
- It minimizes the appearance of fine lines along the upper lip.
Lift Lip vs. Non-Surgical Lip Augmentation
You can also achieve your desired results without surgery using non-surgical methods, such as fillers. Fillers are increasingly becoming a popular option as an alternative to surgical procedures. With the help of fillers, you can get improved facial symmetry, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, restore lost volume around the face, and even add lip augmentation.
Generally speaking, a lip lift offers permanent results. By contrast, fillers usually last just a few months, at which time a maintenance injection is required to sustain your improved facial aesthetic.
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The Procedure Process Explained
The lift lip is a simple procedure that can yield significant, confidence-boosting results. Here is an overview of what you can expect from the process.
Your journey will begin with a one-on-one consultation, allowing you to talk with Dr. Nima about your aesthetic goals and learn more about what a lift lip entails. During this appointment, Dr. Nima will perform a physical evaluation and ask you some questions about your medical history, ensuring you are a good candidate for a safe and successful procedure. Additionally, he will answer any questions about the surgery, anesthesia options, recovery, and results.
Your upper lip will be measured at 5 different points to assess for symmetry and how much lip is to be lifted. A sample drawing will be made to show you the anticipated results.
What Should I Do in Preparation?
The surgery is usually simple and quick, because it is done under local anesthesia to minimize discomfort. Before your procedure, our team will provide more information about the steps you need to take to prepare, including discontinuing certain medications or supplements that may compromise your ability to heal. Antibiotics will be given to prevent infection as well.
Meet Beverly Hills Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Nima
Dr. Nima Shemirani is double board-certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He focuses exclusively on plastic and reconstructive procedures of the face, head, and neck and has performed nearly 8,000 facial and neck rejuvenation procedures at Eos Rejuvenation, Beverly Hills.
Dr. Nima was honored in the Real Self Top 100 and 500 lists for seven consecutive years and is ranked among the top 1% of his 20,000-member doctor community. He has dedicated his career to the beauty and art of facial aesthetics, and his achievements testify to his skills and commitment for only the highest quality patient care. He incorporates and strives to have the most advanced and up-to-date techniques for facelift cosmetic surgery in Beverly Hills and has changed the lives of countless facial rejuvenation patients, consistently producing long-lasting and stunning results.
Other Things to Consider Before Getting a Lift Lip
Can a Lip Lift Help With an Asymmetrical Upper Lip?
An upper lip lift works very well to fix asymmetries of the upper lip. Typically, this means that:
- One half of the cupid’s bow is lower than the other
- One lip line is higher or lower than the other
- One side of the lip is more full than the other
Dr. Nima can carefully remove more skin from one side of the lip compared to the other in order to achieve a more symmetrical upper lip.
What If Fillers Don’t Work to Lift My Upper Lip?
In patients with thinner lips, there is a limit to how much filler can be added before the upper lip starts to look off or odd. Typically, overfilled lips tend to project forward from the side, causing a duck-like appearance. Filler can also travel above the lip line to cause fullness in the white part of the lip, indicating that someone has had lip filler. If you have experienced an unnatural look from fillers and just cannot achieve the balance you are looking for, then a lip lift could be indicated for a better outcome and look.
What If My Upper Lip Is Thin?
An upper lip lift will help expose more of your upper lip to bring balance and proportion to the lips. Typically the lower lip should be a little larger than the upper lip. Lifting the upper lip when it is thin will achieve this better balance and proportion.
Getting a lip lift may not completely get rid of the need to have fillers. You may still want to have some filler to get as close to your ideal result as possible. It will require less filler and the outcome will be superior than if you did not do a lip lift at all.
Will It Make Me Look Younger?
The short answer is yes. As we age, the upper lip tends to get longer revealing another sign of aging. In a more youthful upper lip, the upper lip is shorter and with more of a pout. As time goes on, the upper lip gets longer, the red lip gets thinner and more of the teeth become hidden behind the aging upper lip. A successful upper lip lift will reveal the bottom of the front 4 teeth when the lips are slightly parted. It will make the patient look younger. Best of all, it is such a subtle procedure that other people may comment that you look younger, but cannot put their finger as to why.
Are There Any Risks Involved?
While there are risks involved with any surgical procedure, you can minimize those risks by choosing a qualified and well-credentialed plastic surgeon. Dr. Nima is a double board-certified, signifying the highest clinical quality and patient safety standards.
Will I Need to Request Extensive Time Off from Work?
Because there can be significant swelling during your recovery, we recommend taking seven to ten days off from work.
How Long Will My Results Last?
By following your post-operative instructions, you can generally ensure results that last for a long time. The longevity of the results depends on your skin type, lifestyle habits, and the skill of your surgeon.
Is It Really Worth it?
Only you can decide whether getting a lift lip is worth it but be advised that virtually all of our patients who have the procedure performed say that they are extremely satisfied with their results.