Do the corners of your mouth point downward, making you look like you’re always frowning? This is a condition that can be easily corrected with a simple procedure called a corner lip lift. It is an outpatient procedure that takes only 30 minutes, and the scars are inconspicuous enough that we defy anyone to notice.
This delicate procedure is offered by only a few practices, so we are pleased that we can provide it for our patients at H/K/B.
All of our surgeons are experienced in the techniques required, and they can assess your case to determine the best method to lift the corners of your lips and literally turn your frown upside down. While the procedure is intricate and involves a small adjustment, the results are dramatic, changing the entire look of your face for the better.
Some patients also have dermal fillers to complement a lip lift. These fillers can help to add volume to sagging areas in the lower part of the face around the mouth.
What can a lip lift do for me?
It can correct a long lasting frown condition in which the corners of your mouth point downward.
What can I expect during a lip lift?
A lip lift can be performed on an outpatient basis using local anesthesia at our fully accredited surgical facility on our beautiful campus, where our highly qualified nurses will pamper you. Our nurses are certified in advanced cardiac life support, which ensures the highest level of supervision, evaluation, and care in the unlikely event of an emergency. We also work only with advanced anesthesia providers.
Tiny incisions are made in the corners of the mouth at the border of the upper lip, and the lip is delicately lifted so that the edges point slightly upward. Sutures are typically removed in 5-7 days.
How long does it take to recover from a lip lift?
The recovery time after a lip lift is fast. Most people return to normal activities within a few days when makeup can be worn to hide the scars, which should no longer be discernible within 2-4 weeks.
Of course, we will monitor your progress and answer any questions you have while you heal.
How long does a lip lift last?
A lip lift is usually long lasting , although gravity can pull the skin downward again. If that occurs, it is usually less than before and can be corrected with a lip lift revision procedure.