How Does a Lip Lift Work?
While the upper lip lift concept is simple, its execution takes precision and a critically aesthetic eye. The crease immediately beneath the nose is the ideal location for an incision that will heal with minimal visibility.
Dr. Langdon creates this “bullhorn-shaped” incision carefully to conform to the shape of the lowermost nose. Then an identical incision is made several millimeters below the first, at a precise measurement Dr. Langdon has determined before the procedure. The skin between the two incisions is removed, and the remaining skin is then sutured into place beneath the nose. The whole procedure takes between 1-2 hours, and once healed, the fullness of your upper lip emerges and lasts for years to come. The upper lip is “turned out” to restore youthful fullness.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Lip Lift?
If you are bothered by a thin upper lip and have substantial vertical distance between your upper lip and the bottom of your nose, you may be an ideal candidate for an upper lip lift. Dr. Langdon can explain in detail what your specific lip lift will involve after a thorough examination during your comprehensive consultation. He will also be happy to answer any other questions you may have.
What is a Lip Lift Treatment Like?
Your upper lip lift is performed on an outpatient basis with local anesthesia to ensure you remain comfortable through the procedure. Dr. Langdon will make the necessary incisions to carefully bring out the natural volume of your upper lip, thus improving your facial balance and smile.
Once he is satisfied with the placement of the incision, he will suture the incision closed with a focus on minimizing the resulting scar to ensure that it will be well-camouflaged. You will be able to return home to rest the same day.