Lip Lift

About Lip Lifts

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*Patient results may vary.

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 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 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.

Please note that all Before and After photographs shown on this site are patients of Dr. Svehlak or Dr. Yamini who have given permission to have their photos published. Images may be edited only to obscure distinctive features such as moles, jewelry, tattoos, or birthmarks for patient privacy. Photos are for illustrative purposes only. Individual results may vary. Reputable surgeons do not guarantee outcomes, and no prediction of outcome is implied. Individual healing characteristics and unexpected complications can affect the outcome of any surgical or non-surgical procedure.