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What Should I Expect from a Lip Lift Procedure?

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A lip lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to enhance the appearance of the lips by shortening the distance between the base of the nose and the upper lip. This procedure is becoming increasingly popular as more people seek a youthful and attractive appearance.

Dr. Benjamin C. Stong is an elite facial plastic surgeon in Atlanta who performs lip lift procedures at Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery, LLC. If you are considering a lip lift procedure, it is vital to have a thorough understanding of what to expect before, during and after the procedure.

Before Your Lip Lift Procedure

Before undergoing a lip lift procedure, it is essential to consult with Dr. Stong about your goals and desires and what to expect. He is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon with experience performing this type of surgery. During your consultation, he will evaluate your facial structure, discuss your goals and expectations, and explain the benefits and risks of the procedure.

It is also important to disclose any medical conditions or medications you are taking, as well as any previous surgeries or cosmetic procedures you have undergone. This information will help Dr. Stong determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure and develop a customized treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs.

Types of Upper Lip Lift Procedures

Dr. Stong typically uses one of two upper lip lift techniques to help you gain the lip appearance results you desire. A subnasal lift addresses an upper lip that appears too long, which can often cover too much of the upper teeth when at rest. A corner lip lift is performed for patients whose outer corners of their lips turn downward, which often projects a sad, angry and aged appearance.

During Your Procedure

A lip lift procedure typically takes one to two hours and is performed under local anesthesia. During the subnasal lift procedure, Dr. Stong makes a small incision at the base of the nose and removes a small amount of skin to shorten the distance between the nose and the upper lip. In a corner lip lift, Dr. Stong makes incisions along the upper outer lip edges and removes a triangular portion of skin at each corner.

Scarring with lip lift surgery is virtually unnoticeable. In general, patients fully recover within a week to ten days.

After Your Lip Lift Procedure

After the procedure, it is essential to follow Dr. Stong’s post-operative instructions to ensure a smooth and successful recovery. You may experience some swelling, bruising and discomfort in the days following the procedure, but this should subside within a few days.

During the recovery period, it is essential to keep the incision clean and dry, avoid strenuous physical activity and avoid smoking and alcohol consumption. You should also avoid wearing makeup or applying any products to the area until the incision has fully healed. It is also important to attend any scheduled follow-up appointments so Dr. Stong and his team can ensure the incision is healing correctly.

A lip lift procedure from Dr. Stong can be an effective way to enhance the appearance of your lips and achieve a more youthful and attractive look. If you are considering work on your lips in Atlanta, contact Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery, LLC today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Benjamin C. Stong to learn more.

Posted on behalf of Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery

371 East Paces Ferry Rd, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30305

Phone: (404) 963-6665

Disclaimer: These Are Actual Results For Patients Of Dr. Benjamin Stong. Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Results Can Vary Between Patients.