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.