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Lip Lift

Like the lush petal of a fully blossomed flower, the lips of our youth are smooth, vibrant and plump. And just as the petals begin to fade and shrivel within themselves, becoming faint reflections of what they once were, as time passes our lips hold the same fate. The volume is drained from them as wrinkles deepen, transforming and distorting their youthful shape. As an individual, particularly a woman, begins to notice this transformation occurring, they can grow self-conscious about the appearance of their mouth and increasingly aware of their maturing skin.

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About Lip Lift in NYC

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Are you an ideal candidate for a lip lift?

Like the lush petal of a fully blossomed flower, the lips of our youth are smooth, vibrant and plump. And just as the petals begin to fade and shrivel within themselves, becoming faint reflections of what they once were, as time passes our lips hold the same fate. The volume is drained from them as wrinkles deepen, transforming and distorting their youthful shape. As an individual, particularly a woman, begins to notice this transformation occurring, they can grow self-conscious about the appearance of their mouth and increasingly aware of their maturing skin.

 

Because this, many turn to fillers, like botox and dysport, or makeup techniques that enhance the appearance of their lips. Though these methods of lip enhancement may be sufficient remedies for immediate results, they vanish overtime. Another issue with these forms of lip enhancement is that, if they are not done with expertise, the results can take on a less natural appearance, which is not the look that many patients, especially women entering the “golden years”, are looking to achieve.

 

A lip lift offers a natural-look and permanent solution to thinning and aging lips, allowing patients to gain back their confidence surrounding their smile.

 

How A Lip Lift Works:

A lip lift is a surgical procedure that involves raising the location of the upper lip, exposing more pink flesh and shortening the gap between the nose and the mouth.

 

In order to achieve these results, a small incision is made underneath the columella (the area of skin and cartilage between the nostrils). Then a small strip of skin and tissue is removed, decreasing the space where the philtrum rests (that little groove in the skin situated just above the cupid’s bow) and lifting the upper lip to expose the pink flesh hidden underneath.

 

Procedure Details:

Dr. Kassir will evaluate the patient’s facial proportions in order to determine the size of the incision that will produce the most harmonious result. After carefully examining the size, shape and dimensions of the mouth area, Dr. Kassir applies the surgical technique for the lip augmentation that best fits that patient’s need.  

 

The Lip Lift surgery is then performed under local anesthesia (the patient is numb, but alert during the procedure) and lasts about an hour.

 

Recovery Process:

Swelling, stiffness and discomfort around the mouth region during the first 48 hours after surgery. These symptoms will diminish gradually over the course of 7-10 days. Typically a patient is fully recovered within 10 days of having the surgery. Instructions and medication are provided in order to assist in making the recovery process a bit smoother.

 

Results:

Just as each Lip Lift patient is a unique individual, each candidate’s results will have slight variances, depending on the proportions of their face and their target area. Those who have a space significantly larger than the ideal 12-15mm will see a much more dramatic result.

 

Many patients will pair a light dermabrasion to target visible lip lines. This softens and smoothes the surface for an even more youthful, healthy appearance.

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