Lip Lift (Philadelphia)
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When it comes to facial aesthetics, our lips are one of our most important facial features. The lip plays a part in the balance of our faces. Our lip lift– offered to patients in the Philadelphia area–enhances lips. We were one of the first practices in the Philadelphia area to offer this now popular procedure.
Many patients are bothered by an upper lip that extends down too far and affects the attractiveness of their smile. A lip lift can help achieve a fuller and more flattering shape in a way that lip fillers cannot. A lip lift can enhance the lip by turning it up and out, making it appear more youthful.
Here at W Cosmetic Surgery™, we’re pleased to offer lip lifts to patients who want to feel more confident and youthful. We’ve been performing this surgery for over 15 years, and we will work with you to create a plan customized for your facial structure and features.
LIP LIFT SURGERY RESULTS
What is a Lip Lift?
A lip lift raises the top lip to create a more attractive smile by reducing the space between the nose and upper lip. It results in a fuller, pinker lip and a more flattering smile.
A lip lift can resolve concerns like thin or flat lips, a long upper lip, turned-down corners of the mouth, and/or teeth that don’t show when the mouth is open or when a person is smiling.
Aging, genetics, and lifestyle all play a role in the length of the upper lip, so a lift lip can be an anti-aging procedure in older patients or a contouring procedure in younger patients.
Each lip enhancement plastic surgery at our office is customized to meet your unique needs. Dr. Wulc is a master at balance and subtly, so you’ll leave looking natural and feeling confident.
WHO IS AN IDEAL LIP LIFT CANDIDATE?
At W Cosmetic Surgery, we recommend lip lifts to those who have lost volume in their lips as a result of the aging process, or for those who were born with thin lips that bother them.
This procedure may also be beneficial for patients with a very long upper lip, minimal to no “red” portion of the lip tissue, and/or lips that conceal the teeth when they smile.
Ideally, a good candidate for the procedure would be a non-smoker who is in overall good health and has realistic expectations. Dr. Wulc focuses on natural-looking results that work with your features.
WHAT DOES THE LIP LIFT PROCEDURE LOOK LIKE?
Lip lift surgery is performed on an outpatient basis. After local anesthesia is administered, a bullhorn-shaped incision is created under the base of the nose. This is used to remove a thin sliver of the skin.
The amount of lift that is necessary to create an attractive contour and to reveal more of the teeth when the patient is smiling will determine the amount of skin that is removed.
Once the skin is removed, the incision will be closed with a combination of dissolving and non-dissolving sutures, which are usually removed after about a week.
WHAT WILL THE RECOVERY PROCESS BE?
A lip lift involves minimal to no pain and slight bruising. In most cases, pain medication is not necessary.
Post-procedure, we suggest you use an antibiotic cream over the incisions and in the nostrils. If you experience temporary tooth show and an exaggeratedly short upper lip, it will disappear on its own in several days.
You can go home right away and return to work and other responsibilities less than a week after the surgery. We encourage you to stick to soft foods such as mashed potatoes and pudding for the initial 3-5 days as chewing may be uncomfortable initially, and to avoid smiling and other emotions early on for about two weeks.
Frequently Asked Questions About Lip Lifts
How much does a lip lift cost?
The cost of a lip lift varies based on whether the surgery is done in the office, in the operating room, or is done in conjunction with other aesthetic or anti-aging procedures.
To get an estimate of the cost of this procedure based on your specific needs, feel free to schedule a consultation with us.
Is a lip lift safe?
Lip lifts are considered to be generally safe procedures for those who are non-smokers with overall good health.
However, patients who have an infection, cold sores, or an active skin disorder are usually not good candidates for lip lift surgery or lip augmentation. Surgery can be performed with appropriate antiviral or antibiotic therapy, but there is a risk of scarring and recurrent infection that needs to be discussed with us prior any intervention. Surgery should probably be avoided if there is a history of keloid scarring.
Is a lip lift permanent?
Unlike lip fillers, a lip lift procedure is a method of permanently enhancing the fullness and desired shape of your lips.
How long will swelling last after a lip lift?
Just like any other surgical procedure, lip lift surgery does involve some side effects, including swelling, bruising, and minor pain. Fortunately, these side effects improve within a few days and medication can be taken to relieve any discomfort.
Why Should I Choose Dr. Wulc for my Lip Lift?
While lip lifts have recently become a well-known trend, our practice has been performing the surgery for over 15 years. Dr. Wulc gives each of his patients the individual attention that’s needed to achieve the most natural-looking, flattering, and lasting results.
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When you come in for a consultation, we will thoroughly explain the procedure and answer any questions you may have.
During your visit, you can take a look at before and after pictures so you know exactly what to expect during the healing process. We may also suggest complementary cosmetic surgical procedures to help you meet your goals.
At W Cosmetic Surgery, it’s our top priority to work with you to achieve your aesthetic goals and to ensure you receive tasteful, natural-looking results. We aim to have every patient leave feeling more confident than before. Schedule your consultation today to learn more.
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