About Lip Lifts
A lip lift is used most often to the space between the upper lip and the nose, but sometimes can also correct lip asymmetry or simply create a more youthful upper lip contour. Incisions are usually well-hidden below the nostrils. Results are permanent and this procedure can be done under local anesthesia only, depending on the nature of the case.
Typical Recovery Time After Lip Lift
Depending on the case and how much skin was removed, plan for 1-2 weeks. Most patients are back to work in about a week and can resume moderate physical activity after several weeks to their comfort level. Final results occur in about 6 months after the scars have matured.
About Lip Reductions
Lip reduction involves removing excess lip tissue to reduce the size of the upper and/or lower lips. In many instances, larger lips are the result of previously placed permanent lip enhancers, such as injectable silicone, hydrogel, lip implants, fat, etc. These lip reductions require more meticulous and lengthy surgeries because of the resulting scar tissue from the foreign material within the lip.
Typical Recovery Time After a Lip Reduction
Depending on the case and how much skin was removed, plan for mild to moderate pain for a few days after the procedure. Swelling and bruising can last several weeks. Most patients are back to work in about a week and can resume moderate physical activity after several weeks to their comfort level. Results are not considered final for several months.