Lip Lift Surgery
Lip lift surgery, also known as upper lip lift or lip shortening, is a cosmetic procedure that involves lifting the upper lip to create a more youthful and aesthetically pleasing appearance. This surgery is commonly performed on patients who have a long, thin upper lip or a lack of definition in the lip area.
Lip lift surgery can be highly effective at creating a more youthful and aesthetically pleasing appearance.
There are several techniques for performing a lip lift, and the best option for a particular patient will depend on factors such as the anatomy of the patient’s lips.
Direct lip lift, Bullhorn lip lift and Corner lip lift may be combined with other procedures that improve your facial structure such as Facelift, Nose Correction, Chin Enhancement and Cheek Enhancement.
Your consultation for plastic surgery with Mr Ferrando is an important step in the process of considering and undergoing cosmetic or reconstructive procedures.
This initial meeting allows the patient and surgeon to discuss goals, expectations, and potential outcomes, as well as evaluate the patient’s eligibility for the desired procedure. It will be an opportunity to ask questions or clarify any concerns that you may have. You will look at the “before and after” images of previous patients and get further information you need to make a decision.
Mr Ferrando will review your medical history and conduct a physical exam. He will then discuss all options suitable for you and explain each stage of the procedure or treatment. The exact procedure depends on the anatomy of the patient.
Our team believes that a well-informed, comfortable patient is one of the most important elements of the process. Whether you move forward with surgery or simply learn more, Dr Ferrando is looking forward to meeting you!
There are several techniques for performing a lip lift, and the best option for a particular patient will depend on factors such as the anatomy of the patient’s lips, their desired outcome, and the surgeon’s experience and preference. Some common techniques for lip lift surgery include:
Direct lip lift: This technique involves making a small incision at the base of the nose and removing a small amount of skin to lift the upper lip.
Bullhorn lip lift: This technique involves making an incision below the nostrils in the shape of a bullhorn and removing a section of skin to lift the upper lip.
Corner lip lift: This technique involves making incisions at the corners of the mouth to lift and shorten the upper lip.
Anaesthesia and length of the procedure
Lift Lip Surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis under local anaesthetic combined with oral or I.V. sedation. It takes 1-2 hours to complete depending on the exact procedure required.
After the surgery, patients may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which can be managed with pain medication and cold compresses. Most patients are able to return to work and other normal activities within a week or two, although strenuous exercise and other activities may need to be avoided for several weeks.
Risks and Side Effects
All surgeries carry certain risks and even though they are rare you should be aware of them before making your decision. Mr Ferrando will talk you through any possible risks and side effects at his consultations as they will vary depending on the patient’s anatomy, age, physical condition and lifestyle.
During his procedures and treatments, he does everything possible to minimise the risk of complications by practicing a meticulously detailed approach and applying his world-class training background.
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This initial contact allows the patient and surgeon to discuss goals, expectations, and potential outcomes, as well as evaluate the patient’s eligibility for the desired procedure.
It will be an opportunity to ask questions or clarify any concerns that you may have and get further information you need to make a decision.