Introduction to Lip Lift
At Platinum Plastic Surgery, lip lift surgery is the most popular surgical treatment we perform on the lips. The upper lip lift is becoming a more popular procedure for patients who desire a more full and defined lip without needing to constantly have lip filler injections. Lip lifts transform and bring distinct definitions to the outline of the lips to provide a fuller, more desirable mouth. Dr. Chris Costa, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Las Vegas, NV is skilled in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures on the face, body, and breasts. His practice offers several complete facial procedures, which have been shown to rejuvenate the overall appearance. During your appointment at Platinum Plastic Surgery, Dr. Costa will learn more about you, assess your cosmetic concerns, and determine whether a lip lift procedure will help you meet your aesthetic goals.
Before & afters
What is a Lip Lift?
A lip lift is a fairly quick and easy way to give patients who desire more full lips, a more predominant upper lip. The procedure can be done in-office and will actually shorten the distance between your nose and lip, exposing more of your vermillion (also referred to as the “red show”).
Who are the Best Candidates for a Lip Lift?
This cosmetic procedure is intended for those with a thin upper lip or those who have had lengthening of their upper lip with age, causing it to cover the gums or teeth and obstruct the smile. The surgery is minimally invasive, straightforward, and typically provides favorable results. During your consultation with Dr. Costa, please be sure to explain your personal needs and detailed reservations so that the proper lip procedure can be selected.
What are the Benefits of a Lip Lift?
Getting a lip lift in Las Vegas at Platinum Plastic Surgery by Dr. Chistopher Costa can have multiple benefits. Below, we’ve included some of the advantages we’ve seen firsthand from our lip patients:
- The surgery will provide more self-confidence in the way you view your upper lip
- Get the lips you’ve always dreamed of!
- Some of our lip lift patients don’t need lip fillers anymore following surgery
What’s the First Step?
Getting a lip lift in Las Vegas in Dr. Costa can be a very rewarding experience. The first step is scheduling a consultation. During your visit, you’ll be able to learn more about the surgery, ask questions, and get to know our team. If you and Dr. Costa both feel that a lip lift is the best procedure for you, we’ll schedule your consultation. We’ll have several questions about your medical history, medications, and past surgeries, please be honest with all answers as they’ll lead to optimal results with your lip lift.
What to Expect on the Day of a Lip Lift
The lip lift procedure is typically performed in our office under local anesthesia without the need to be put to sleep. Patients can comfortably be numbed and treated for the procedure. Regardless of the technique is chosen, lip lift procedure incisions will be well hidden within the natural anatomy of the face so that the scars are inconspicuous. There are presently many procedures that are usually considered during a lip lift surgery, and the most common are:
Gull-wing lip lift: This procedure is commonly used to enhance the appearance of the vermilion, commonly called the lip line, which shapes the crests of the Cupid’s bow. During this approach, the skin is meticulously detached and the lips are reshaped and lifted to enhance the appeal of the vermilion.
Sub-nasal lip lift: During this surgery, a tiny part of the skin from under the nose is detached and then lifted and stitched into place beneath it. This sub-nasal lip lift technique makes the lips appear larger and fuller, adding volume to the vermilion and Cupid’s bow.
Lip Lift Recovery
Lip lift procedures offer gorgeous, immediate results. The upper lip will appear more full and have a more defined shape. Many patients who get this procedure no longer need to get lip fillers. In addition to minor pain, you can expect swelling and bruising the first couple of weeks after a lip lift or drop procedure as the face and lips are delicate areas. It can take two months for the outcome of lip surgery to be unveiled. After the swelling and bruising have subsided, you should have obvious improvements and impressive results.
Why Choose Dr. Costa?
Dr. Costa is a board-certified plastic surgeon and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. As one of the leading surgeons in Las Vegas, Dr. Costa prides himself on patient satisfaction and safety. By going to Dr. Costa, you’re selecting a surgeon who prioritizes the patient experience.
How Much Does a Lip Lift Cost in Las Vegas, NV?
The cost of a lip lift in Las Vegas will vary on several factors. The best way to get the most accurate cost will be to schedule a consultation. During your appointment, we’ll be able to answer all questions and provide you with an exact cost for your surgery.
Schedule Your Consultation
Although lip lifts are sensitive, they can and often do yield gorgeous results. There is no need to worry about leaving Platinum Plastic Surgery with “duck lips,” or lips that appear to be changed. Dr. Costa performs lip lift surgeries that provide dramatic but unrefined-looking results that increase the overall appearance of your face. If you are considering a lip lift or lip drop procedure and believe that now is the time, contact Platinum Plastic Surgery to make a consultation at our Las Vegas, NV plastic surgery facility.
Lip Lift FAQs
Is Lip Lift Surgery Better Than Lip Fillers?
A Lip Lift and Lip FIllers have very different goals when it comes to enhancing your lips. A Lip Lift addresses the length between your upper lip and the bottom of your nose, while Lip Fillers will give your lips more volume. Many of Dr. Costa’s patients do elect to combine the 2 procedures to acquire the lips that they’ve always dreamed of.
Can Lip Lift Surgery Improve Aging Lips?
This surgery does accommodate the needs that many of Dr. Costa’s patients may have, including restoring your lips to a more youthful appearance. A large issue with aging lips is that they appear thinner and can begin to droop. When a lip lift is performed, the top of your lip is lifted to achieve a plumper appearance.
Is a Lip Lift painful?
Thankfully, the average patient experiences minimal to no pain or discomfort. You might experience some swelling or bruising during your recovery period, yet this will eventually subside. Pain medication is rarely necessary, however, you may be prescribed an antibiotic cream to apply to the suture for faster healing.
How long until I see results?
It should take about three to four months until you see the full benefits of your lip lift. You should begin to notice more definition and a better lip ratio after about a year.