Answering Your Questions About Lip Lifts

By Dr. Christopher Cote and Dr. Nicolette Picerno on July 15, 2019 under Lip Enhancement, LipLift

Answering Your Questions About Lip Lifts

Much like trends in fashion, trends in beauty are always changing. Even with that being the case, there are some aspects of beauty that never change. One of them is the allure of full lips. If you scroll through any fashion website and peruse the images of models around the world, you’ll likely see luscious lips everywhere. It’s no wonder that lip lifts are a well sought-after procedure. There are many ways to obtain fuller lips, but some patients choose different options for their many different factors. The lip lift is one option, and here are some common questions we receive about this option.

Is Lip Lift Surgery Better Than Lip Fillers?

For starters, it’s important to understand that making the decision to opt for a lip lift should include a board-certified plastic surgeon. There can be a lot to consider, so you’ll want to find the right cosmetic surgeon to walk you through the process, which includes a pre-consultation and guidance on every aspect of the procedure, including post-op.

A lip lift and lip fillers have different goals when it comes to enhancing the lips. A lip lift can address the length between the upper lip and the bottom of the nose. This area tends to lengthen with age due to gravity and facial expressions. By shortening this area with a lip lift, patients can achieve a natural-looking improvement, however, the volume of the lips will not be dramatically improved. Often times patients choose to combine lip fillers with a lip lift to achieve optimal improvement.

If your goal is to obtain a permanent enhancement to your lips, then a lip lift might be the solution for you. Unlike lip fillers, lip lift surgery is a solution that can last for many years. While lip fillers can last for around one year or so and produce great results, some patients prefer not to worry about re-treatment. This makes the lip lift a great option.

Can Lip Lift Surgery Improve Aging Lips?

Lip lift surgery can accommodate the needs of different people from many walks of life, including those that would like to restore youthful lips. Aging lips can appear thinner and begin to droop. With a lip lift, the top of the lip is lifted to achieve a plumper appearance.

Am I a Good Candidate?

Not everyone is a good candidate for lip lift surgery. The most important consideration is the amount of skin between the top of your mouth and your nose, since this can affect the success of your surgery. During a consultation with your cosmetic surgeon, you can discuss your best options for lip enhancement and how you can benefit.

Schedule a Consultation

The best way to get started on your lip enhancement options is through a consultation with our cosmetic surgeons at FacesFirst Cosmetic Surgery. We can make a professional recommendation and help you take the right steps to boost your confidence. To schedule a consultation, we invite you to call or fill out our online form.