Upper lip lift

Rejuvenate your face with more attractive lips

upper lip elevation

When the skin around the mouth begins to lose its elasticity, wrinkles increase and the corners of the mouth begin to droop due to natural aging processes.. At this point an upper lip lift can help restore a healthier, younger look.

A lip lift can help restore the facial proportions of your face, leading to a more lively and youthful expression.

The upper lip lift is a very elegant and subtle procedure. It is a fantastic solution for many problems related to the aesthetics of the face, and It can easily improve your overall appearance.

If you are interested in having an upper lip lift, contact Dr. Marisa Manzano and book your appointment to check if this procedure is the most suitable for you.

What is this treatment for?

Upper lip lift can benefit both young and older patients. In younger patients, the procedure is typically used to avoid obtaining a plastic appearance with fillers. And is that not all lips will benefit from fillers, so this can be a great alternative.

The lifting gives the upper lip a lighter and more defined appearance, with greater volume and sample of teeth. As you age, your upper lip loses volume and increases in length. When performed on older patients, the facelift helps restore a more youthful facial balance and sensuality around the mouth.

This treatment is also very useful to improve the lost volume of the lips. The end result of an upper lip lift is subtle, but the benefits are substantial. Some of the most important are the following:

Who is the upper lip lift for?

For women and men whose mouth area has been markedly altered due to natural aging processes, an upper lip lift may be interesting. The results of a lifting of this aesthetic treatment are permanent, and restore the facial proportions, leading to a more youthful appearance.

In this procedure, a strip of skin is removed directly under the nose., slightly raising the upper lip and enlarging the visible red of the lips. The dimples and cupid’s bow regain their former characteristics, wrinkles are smoothed, and the corners of the mouth turn upwards.

In general, lips look fuller and firmer without looking unnatural.

Frequently asked questions about this treatment

The cost of upper lip lift surgery varies significantly depending on what needs to be done. Each case is different, and the procedure may change depending on your appearance and needs.

Book a consultation with Dr. Marisa Manzano to get a personalized surgery quote for the procedure. Attend a personalized consultation It will allow you to get a single plan for the intervention along with a single budget according to your needs.

Recovery from an upper lip lift varies between 5 and 7 days before looking closer to the end. There is usually moderate swelling for the first 72 hours, which can be controlled with cold compresses on the upper lip. Pain is controlled with low doses of medication.

The sutures are usually removed 5 days after the intervention. There is normally some degree of what is called wound eversion, where the incision appears raised slightly like a ridge.

This initial swelling and tissue distortion may take a few weeks to settle.. Ultimately, like any incision, it can take more than a year before the scar fully matures and disappears.

As with all surgical interventions, there are always risks associated with surgery. However Complications are uncommon in this treatment. In general, the only thing that usually happens is that slight discomfort occurs during the first 3 to 5 days.

Bruising is rare and may take 7 to 10 days to disappear if present, while major bleeding is rare. The infection is rare and could be cured with proper antibiotic treatment. Hypertrophic scars are also rare, but will require specific treatments to reduce them.

You should not have upper lip lift surgery if you have an active skin disorder on your face or in the area to be treated, a current infection, or active cold sores. Smoking can cause delayed healing and poor healing.

With the lifting surgery procedure, an immediate improvement of the upper lip is observed. Some swelling is expected in the first 3 to 5 days before final results are evident at 2 to 3 weeks.

The result of an upper lip lift is permanent, but it cannot stop the natural aging process. The lips will appear younger and with more volume, the distance between the nose and mouth is less and the corners of the lips are turned slightly upwards. In case of needing a touch-up, a subsequent treatment will not be necessary until 10-15 years later.

The scar after lip lift surgery will be visible just below the nostrils and in the groove where the nostril joins the cheek. The scar is expected to fade in 6 to 12 weeks and continue to mature and improve until after 12 months.


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