As we age, the upper lip can become elongated and deflated. A lip lift at Kerolus Facial Plastic Surgery can help restore your natural, youthful lips, leaving you with a gorgeous smile. Double board-certified Dr. Julia Kerolus can help improve the appearance of your mouth through her specialized lip lift.
A cosmetic procedure
A lip lift is a cosmetic procedure in which the amount of skin between your nose and the pink part of your upper lip is shortened. An incision is hidden at the base of the nose and a small amount of skin is removed. The tissues of the upper lip are repositioned to a more natural and youthful place. This allows the pink part of the lip to appear fuller. Lip lifts are permanent and can be performed to replace or enhance the results of lip filler.
A lip lift addresses age-related changes of the upper lip that can lead us to appear older than we are.
You may be a good candidate for lip lift if you are a non-smoker who is seeking more full or youthful lips. Patients seeking this surgery often have elongated or thin lips. Many Atlanta lip lift patients want to avoid the use of excess filler or the result of “duck lips.”
Prior to surgery, the amount of skin to be removed will be carefully determined by Atlanta lip lift expert Dr. Kerolus. The area will be marked and measured to maintain symmetry.
Local anesthetic will then be injected to make the procedure completely painless. The incision is made just below the nose and Dr. Kerolus removes a small piece of skin from the area. The tissues are then carefully freed and repositioned to the ideal place. This leaves the upper lip lifted and enhanced with a youthful cupid’s bow. The incision is then carefully closed. The procedure takes about one hour.
Your lip will appear swollen and bruised for about a week after surgery. Following your procedure for lip lift Atlanta Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kerolus will provide you with aftercare instructions. The sutures will be removed one week after the procedure. You can usually return to regular activities after 1 week but should refrain from strenuous exercise for two weeks. Bruising should completely subside by 10-14 days after surgery.
While the majority of swelling will resolve in the first week, final results will take about three months. Once you have healed, you can decide if you’d like additional volume with dermal fillers.
If a lip lift sounds like something that would be able to help you, schedule a consultation for a lip lift in Atlanta today at Kerolus Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Julia Kerolus will carefully review your medical history, address your specific concerns and devise a plan that best fits your needs. This procedure can give you back your youthful smile so contact our office today!
You will not have any pain during the operation. After the anesthesia wears off, some patients experience mild discomfort. If required, over-the-counter pain medication can be taken.
Overall lip lifts are very safe. Some risks include pain, bleeding, infection, scarring and asymmetry. Dr. Kerolus performs meticulous surgery and provides detailed instructions to help minimize any complications.
The procedure is generally performed under local anesthesia and you should be able to drive yourself home after the surgery.
Taking care of yourself is about more than just annual check-ups and eating right. You also want to preserve your ability to look and feel your best. If you feel like you have an area that you want to improve through plastic surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kerolus. She will make sure you find the right treatment for your best results.
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