How Long Does It Take to Recover From a Lip Lift?

February 8, 2020

As you age, the shape and position of your lips may change. You may notice that the distance between your upper lip and your nose increases and that the upper lip may turn inwards, both of which take away from the beauty of your lips. That’s where a lip lift comes in. A lip lift will remove a portion of the excess skin under your nose and actually pull up the upper lip to create a lifted appearance. This lift will also “turn out” the upper lip to create a fuller appearance. So, how long does it take to recover from a lip lift? Keep reading to find out.

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How Does a Lip Lift Work

During a lip lift, Dr. Langdon will make a precise incision just beneath the base of your nose. Then, he’ll pull upwards on your upper lip, get rid of excess skin, and place sutures. The procedure will likely be performed under local anesthesia. Your specific size and shape of your lips and face will determine how much tissue Dr. Langdon removes.

It’ll take anywhere between 1 and 2 hours to complete. After a lip lift, you can enjoy fuller, more youthful lips. You’ll love the shape of your new lips and be able to show off your teeth and smile. Complete results will appear about two weeks after surgery once the healing process has come to an end.

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If you have further questions about Lip Lift , we encourage you to schedule a consultation at The Langdon Center in Guilford, CT. Call us at 203-453-8625 or fill out our convenient online contact form.

Lip Lift Recovery

Fortunately, a lip lift is a simple treatment that results in minimal to no pain and discomfort. The only side effects you’ll likely experience include swelling and bruising. While pain medication is rarely necessary, antibiotic cream applied to the suture line will result in faster healing. Right after the procedure, Dr. Langdon will encourage you to return home and rest.

For three to five days, he’ll ask that you stick to soft foods like applesauce and mashed potatoes. You’ll be able to return to work and your other responsibilities three to four days following the procedure.

A lip lift won’t have any effect on the nerves or muscles of your mouth. Therefore, you won’t have to worry about it changing the way you speak. You may find it a bit difficult to enunciate certain words at first but this should resolve within a few days. As the healing process progresses, your lips will move in a more natural way.

Dr Langdon is really nice. He always remembers me and asks about my family business. I felt like I was in good hands when he did my lipo procedure. JB

Take the Next Step

If you have further questions about a lip lift or are wondering whether you’re a good candidate for this procedure, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at The Langdon Center in Guilford, CT. Call us at 203-453-8625 or fill out our convenient online contact form.

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Dr. Robert Langdon

Dr. Robert Langdon, MD is a triple-board-certified cosmetic surgeon in Dermatology, Cosmetic Surgery, and Facial Cosmetic Surgery. He specializes in advanced laser and low-impact procedures under local anesthesia, emphasizing quick recovery and low risks. With over 30 years of experience, he prioritizes personalized care and has authored significant publications, including a book on cosmetic laser surgery.

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