Upper Lip Lift Connecticut 2017-09-26T07:44:34+00:00

Upper Lip Lift

For many patients, the upper lip tends to appear smaller as they age. Over time, the skin above the lips can gradually stretch, causing the upper lip to “turn under” and appear smaller. This stretched skin adds excessive vertical height to the area between the nose and the upper lip.

Candidates For An Upper Lip Lift

The best candidates for this procedure are those who have a significant vertical distance between their nose and upper lip.

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Procedure

An Upper Lip Lift is an innovative procedure designed to shorten the distance between the nose and the upper lip. The skin immediately beneath the nose is removed and the skin edges are stitched together, providing a physical lift. The end result is a more balanced, natural, youthful appearance, with fuller upper lips.

The procedure is relatively straightforward. Board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Robert Langdon will make a small incision just under the nose. The incision is curved so that it will be hidden immediately below the bottom edge of the nose. A similarly curved lower incision is made, producing a section of skin that is removed. The skin edges of this excision are stitched together, which shortens the distance between the nose and the upper lip, thus lifting and everting (turning out) the upper lip. The procedure itself takes 1-2 hours to perform. The procedure itself is not painful; Dr. Langdon uses a local numbing anesthetic to minimize discomfort during surgery.

Benefits of the Upper Lip Lift Include:

  • Quick results
  • Minimal risk of visible scars
  • Lifelong enhancement of the upper lip
  • Improved lip aesthetics

An Upper Lip Lift can also include lip augmentation, which enhances the fullness and volume of the lips.

Results

The result is an upper lip that appears fuller. This fuller look should persist for many years, for some results are lifelong.

Following the procedure, patients can go home for a minimal recovery period and can return to work after 3-4 days. Some swelling can be expected during the first 1-2 weeks after the procedure. Patients will need to return to The Langdon Center after 7-10 days to have their sutures removed.

Frequently Asked Questions

The procedure is relatively straightforward. Board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Robert Langdon will make a small incision just under the nose. The incision is curved so that it will be hidden immediately below the bottom edge of the nose. A similarly curved lower incision is made, producing a section of skin that is removed. The skin edges of this excision are stitched together, which shortens the distance between the nose and the upper lip, thus lifting and everting (turning out) the upper lip.

The result is an upper lip that appears fuller. This fuller look should persist for many years.

The best candidates for this procedure are those who have a significant vertical distance between their nose and upper lip.

The procedure itself takes 1-2 hours to perform.

Results are lifelong.

The procedure itself is not painful; Dr. Langdon uses a local numbing anesthetic to minimize discomfort during surgery.

Following the procedure, patients can go home for a minimal recovery period and can return to work after 3-4 days. Some swelling can be expected during the first 1-2 weeks after the procedure. Patients will need to return to The Langdon Center after 7-10 days to have their sutures removed.

Every person’s situation is unique and will require a consultation. Please contact The Langdon Center by calling us at 844-551-9880 or click here to contact us.

Call The Langdon Center today at 844-551-9880 to schedule your Upper Lip Lift consultation or fill out the form on the side of this page.

Next Steps

To learn more about getting a  Upper Lip Lift  or to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Langdon , please fill out the form on this page or call The Langdon Center at  (844)551-9880 . We look forward to working with you! The Langdon Center serves patients in the  Guilford & New Haven, CT  areas.

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