How Much Fuller Will The Lips Look After A Lip Lift?

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Lip filler can certainly help patients achieve a fuller pout, though some patients are interested in a more permanent solution. In other cases, patients are hoping to do more than simply add volume to the lips. For all of these patients, lip lift surgery offers the unique opportunity to get more youthful, desirable lips that can last a lifetime. At John F. Burnett, MD, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John F. Burnett helps men and women in Fresno, CA enhance their overall look with a variety of advanced lip lifting techniques. In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at what to expect with lip lift surgery, including how it’s performed and just how much fuller you can expect your lips to look.

What does a lip lift do?

Lip lift surgery is an exciting facial rejuvenation procedure that aims to enhance the size, shape, and overall appearance of the upper lip and mouth. Rather than adding volume to the lips, however, a lip lift accomplishes this goal primarily by turning the upper lip slightly outward, revealing more of the pink or red tissue and creating the illusion of a fuller lip. Another type of lip lift, known as the corner lip lift, addresses a downturned mouth by raising the outer corners.

How is a lip lift performed?

Most often, lip lift surgery can be performed using local anesthesia (with or without sedation) only, making it a quick and convenient procedure and cutting down on costs and recovery time. The location and nature of the incision used for a lip lift will depend on the type of lift being performed. The majority of patients undergo either a gull-wing or sub-nasal lip lift. In a gull-wing lip lift, a thin incision is made at the border of the upper lip. During a sub-nasal lip lift, Dr. Burnett places an incision at the base of the nose, allowing him to remove a small piece of tissue between the nose and top lip, effectively decreasing the distance between the two and creating more upper lip fullness.

How much bigger can a lip lift make your lips look?

Patients considering lip lift surgery should keep in mind that the procedure does not physically add volume to the lips in the way that lip fillers and lip implants do. Instead, the appearance of a fuller upper lip is created by repositioning and/or manipulating certain features of the lips, like the vermilion. Even so, patients can achieve a remarkable transformation and a significantly fuller-looking upper lip with lip lift surgery. To determine if you may be able to reach your specific goals with a lip lift, Dr. Burnett will conduct a thorough evaluation and consultation, including:

  • Discussing your goals
  • Assessing your concerns
  • Examining your lips
  • Explaining all of your lip enhancement options in detail

Aside from subtle age-related changes, patients who are considered good candidates for lip lift surgery can expect their newly enhanced lips to last a lifetime.

Ditch the fillers and enjoy a more permanent fix with lip lift surgery in Fresno, CA

If you routinely use lip fillers or a lip flip technique but wish there were a way to keep your mouth looking its best for longer, you’re in luck! To learn more about the exciting results that may be possible for you with lip lift surgery, call John F. Burnett, MD in Fresno, CA today to schedule your one-on-one consultation with esteemed plastic surgeon Dr. John F. Burnett.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.