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Bullhorn Lip lift (subnasal) NYC NJ

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S.

June 28, 2018, 12:35 p.m.

The bullhorn lip lift targets only the upper lip. It is also known as a subnasal lip lift. This procedure brings the upper lip up in order to create a broader smile. It also reveals more teeth. It increases the volume of the upper lip. The incision spot can vary based on the patient's wishes. Most patients who wish to receive a bullhorn lip lift are looking for a more volumes upper lift. There is a great cosmetic improvement from the bullhorn upper lift surgery.

Both lips receive an increased volume and appear puffier while still creating an aesthetically pleasing and natural look. During this procedure, an incision beneath the nostril is made. This incision is in the shape of a bullhorn, hence the name bullhorn lip lift. A small piece of skin and tissue is taken out and the upper lip is raised to its new position. This method lessens the space between the lip and nose because it eliminates a strip of skin. This lip lift creates a shorter upper lip, which is frequently related with a younger face, which is why many people wish for a bullhorn lip lift. It is important the surgeon has had much practice and a meticulous technique.

Fortunately, the incision scar is unnoticeable once it heals but it is important to follow your surgeon’s advice after the surgery. The procedure shouldn’t take any longer than an hour and recovery time can be from 5 to 7 days. This procedure cost is usually less than other cosmetic surgeries. It is done under local anesthesia, which is less expensive. Book your consultation for a bullhorn lip lift today with Dr. Kassir!

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