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Lip Lift in Dallas, TX

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About Lip Lift

A lip lift is a surgical procedure aimed at enhancing the appearance of the lips by reshaping and lifting the upper lip. Unlike lip augmentation procedures that focus on adding volume to the lips using fillers or implants, a lip lift primarily addresses the length of the upper lip and the distance between the lip and the nose.

During a lip lift procedure, an incision is made along the base of the nose, typically within the natural crease or just below the nostrils. The excess skin and tissue between the upper lip and the nose are then removed, and the remaining tissue is lifted and sutured into place. This results in a shorter upper lip, which can create the appearance of fuller, more youthful lips and improve the overall balance and harmony of the facial features.

Lip lift surgery is typically performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, depending on the preferences of the patient and the surgeon. The procedure generally takes about one hour to complete, and patients can usually return home on the same day.

After a lip lift, patients may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treated area, which can last for several days to a week. Most patients are able to resume normal activities within one to two weeks after surgery, although strenuous exercise and activities that involve excessive lip movement should be avoided during the initial healing period.

The results of a lip lift are typically long-lasting, although some degree of settling and refinement may occur over time as the tissues continue to heal. Lip lift surgery can provide natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing results, enhancing the appearance of the lips and rejuvenating the overall facial appearance.

It's important to note that lip lift surgery is a surgical procedure that carries potential risks and complications, including scarring, asymmetry, infection, and changes in sensation. Therefore, it's essential to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who has experience performing lip lift procedures to determine whether the surgery is appropriate for you and to discuss the potential risks and benefits in detail.

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