Lip Lifts: What to Know
It is often said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. However, when it comes to the lips, a full, sultry pout seems to be the ideal regardless of whatever beauty trend is currently in vogue. As it turns out, voluminous lips are definitely having a moment right now. More and more women are looking to transform their thin or aging lips into something more luscious and youthful by means of lip enhancement procedures, both surgical and nonsurgical.
Thin, poorly defined lips can be caused by genetics or aging over time. A lip lift is a minor cosmetic procedure that lifts and molds the lips into a fuller shape and more attractive profile. In the past, lip lifts were commonly performed on older patients, often in conjunction with a facelift, to provide more consistent, younger-looking results to multiple areas of the face that had begun to age. Advancements and modifications to the lip lift surgery in recent years, such as more discreet scars and faster recovery time, have made the lip lift an ideal stand-alone procedure for patients of any age. Whether you are hoping to combat signs of aging in the lips or merely make the most out of a flat pout, a lip lift can enhance the volume and shape of your lips while giving you a more youthful overall appearance.
What is a Lip Lift?
Generally speaking, a lip lift procedure works to reshape either the upper lip, lower lip or corners of the mouth by raising the vermillion border, or edges of the lips, to make the curves of the mouth more prominent and defined. A lip lift is an entirely customizable procedure that is designed with your unique lips and goals for the treatment in mind. A skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Terrasse can utilize one of many lip lift techniques to deliver subtle enhancements to your lips’ structure by:
Restoring volume to thin or aged lips
Smoothing vertical lip lines and wrinkles
Improving the symmetry between the upper and lower lips
Raising drooping lips to a more youthful profile
Refining the shape of thin or flat lips
Lifting corners of the mouth that have begun to sag
If you are bothered by the appearance of thin, wrinkled or drooping lips, a lip lift can effectively address any of these concerns with lasting results and help you feel more confident in your pucker.
Lip Lift Recovery and Results
Lip lifts are a minimally-invasive surgery, so you won’t have to face prolonged periods of downtime following your procedure. The operation itself is usually completed in less than an hour. Most patients will only require local anesthesia to ensure their comfort, so you’ll be able to return home to rest shortly after your operation. While the effects of your lip lift will be instantly recognizable, you can expect your incisions to be red, bruised or swollen for about seven to ten days, at which point your stitches will be removed. As swelling and scars gradually subside, your lips will settle into their more defined, lifted and curvaceous shape that will last for years to come.
Are you ready to join the thousands of women opting to subtly enhance the appearance of their thin or aging lips, and flaunting a more voluptuous pout? Call Terrasse Aesthetic Surgery today at 847-234-2400 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Terrasse.