Modified Perialar Lip Lift
Do your lips cover up your teeth when you try to smile? As you get older, your lips can start to lose volume and increase in length. This can cause your lips to block the view of your teeth when you are smiling. A modified perialar lip lift can help you restore a beautiful smile to help you feel more confident about your appearance. Younger individuals who desire plump lips but are concerned about the results of lip fillers can also benefit from this cosmetic procedure.
The New Innovative Modified Perialar Lip Lift
When it comes to lip lifts, the subnasal lip lift has been the standard for lip lifts in the aesthetic industry. A modified perialar lip lift, developed by Dr. Stong and likely to become the new gold standard, improves upon the subnasal lip lift by taking out tissue around the nostrils in addition to the tissue under the nose. This innovative technique provides a better lift to the sides of the lips than modified subnasal lip lift methods. The modified surgical approach helps minimize the appearance of incisions and scarring and creates a greater more complete lift. It also creates a more stable suspension for longer-lasting natural results.
Dr. Benjamin Stong is committed to achieving the most optimal cosmetic outcomes for his patients and through his significant experience, he developed the modified perialar lip lift for a more complete facial rejuvenation and improved lip aesthetic for his patients. This revolutionary lip lift minimizes the appearance of incisions and scarring, and also creates a better, more balanced lift. Individuals who desire a better lip aesthetic but are concerned with the downside associated with lip fillers or are not good candidates for lip filler will benefit from Dr. Stong’s innovative new technique.
According to Dr. Stong: “The subnasal lip lift came up short in what it could accomplish, and I felt something more needed to be done. I determined that the nostrils held the key to a better procedure and this was central to developing the perialar lip lift. It provides a huge improvement over the current subnasal technique by wrapping the excision around the nostrils to remove more skin and achieve superior results,”.
How the Modified Perialar Lip Lift Procedure Works
The modified perialar lip lift procedure works by creating an inconspicuous incision around the nostrils, removing skin that lifts the entire upper lip broadly from the corner of the mouth to the corner of the mouth. Unlike the subnasal lip lift, the perialar lip lift also shortens the width of the upper lip, delivering a more complete lip rejuvenation. The perialar lip lift can even soften the appearance of the nasolabial folds. Better facial balance is achieved, and the upper teeth can be seen more fully when a person smiles. Dr. Stong is very proud of the new technique he has developed and proud of the outstanding cosmetic results that the perialar lip lift delivers.
The modified perialar lip lift is also an excellent alternative for individuals who have had bad experiences with lip fillers or whose lips seem out of balance after other facial cosmetic surgery. Additional benefits of the perialar lip lift over the subnasal lip lift include:
- Lifting the outer portions of the red lip more broadly to the corners of the mouth
- Decreasing the width of the upper lip proportionately, improving balance
- Potentially softening and decreasing the appearance of the nasolabial folds
The perialar lip lift is an outpatient procedure that can be performed using local anesthesia. If the lip lift is combined with other cosmetic procedures, general anesthesia may be required. Recovery time is usually around two weeks, and full results are typically seen within two to three months. The procedure outcomes are permanent. This cosmetic procedure is popular for adults of all ages. Ideal candidates have either a thin upper lip, excessive skin between the nose and the red lip, a lack of natural tooth show or a combination of the three.
You may experience some swelling and discomfort for a few days that can be relieved with cool compresses and pain medications. You may need to apply antibiotic ointment to the sutures while they heal. Recovery can take approximately two weeks. Results are typically seen within two to three months. The procedure results can be permanent, but individuals should expect changes from normal aging over time.
Ideal Candidates for a Modified Perialar Lip Lift
This cosmetic lip lift procedure is popular for adults of all ages. You may be an ideal candidate if you have a thin upper lip or feel the space between your nose and lip is too long. A modified perialar lip lift can also be an excellent alternative for individuals with previous bad experiences with lip fillers. If you recently had other facial rejuvenation procedures and your lips seem out of balance, you may want to consider having this procedure.
A modified perialar lip lift is not ideal for individuals with active infections around or in their mouths. Heavy smokers and individuals with lupus, herpes, diabetes or blood clotting diseases may not be eligible for treatment. To be considered as an ideal candidate, a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon is required. During the consultation, the plastic surgeon will evaluate you and explain the risks and benefits of the procedure. If you are a good candidate, the surgeon will give you instructions on the next steps to take to prepare for the modified perialar lip lift.
Peer Endorsements of The Modified Perialar Lip Lift
“I’ve known Dr. Ben Stong as an expert surgeon for many years, and his latest innovation on the lip lift is going to make a lot of patients happy and has the potential to become the new gold standard in the field.” Joe Rousso MD FACS, Facial Plastic Surgeon, Manhattan NY
“A woman’s lips are central to the image she presents to the world and that cannot be overstated. Not to mention, the lips are also the essence of her sensuality. I’m certain that Dr. Stong has developed a better way to enhance a woman’s lips and put her best face forward with his perialar lip lift technique.” Nicolas McLean MD, Plastic Surgeon, Medellin CO
A Recent Patient Testimonial
“I recently traveled from the Caribbean to the United States specifically to benefit from Dr. Ben Stong’s innovations and expertise in facelifts and lip lifts – and he really delivered. He is a skilled artist. I couldn’t be happier with my results!” Pamela F., Bermuda
Request a Modified Perialar Lip Lift Consultation
If you are unhappy with your smile, a modified perialar lip lift can be an ideal cosmetic solution to restore your self-confidence. Dr. Benjamin Stong at Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in helping individuals achieve their aesthetic goals through a comprehensive range of cosmetic procedures. If you want to improve your smile, Dr. Stong can recommend the treatment options that are best for you. Show off your pearly whites by contacting or calling our office today to schedule your consultation.