A lip lift is a surgical procedure designed to help patients achieve a more aesthetically pleasing overall facial appearance. There are several types of lifts that can address your individual concerns. An upper lift increases fullness for a more voluptuous-looking lip and allows you to show more of the upper teeth when you smile.
- Elevate the position of the lips
- Increase fullness for plump lips
- Improve the mouths’ outline
- Expose more teeth when smiling
- Balance the overall face
Your lip lift will be done as an outpatient procedure in Image Surgical Arts’ state-of-the-art surgical facility in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Harris works meticulously with each patient and has performed numerous successful facial cosmetic surgeries. During your procedure, he’ll elevate the upper lip to increase volume and expose more of your teeth when smiling. The procedure can be done in as little as 30-minutes.
Some initial results can be seen immediately following your lip lift. Swelling decreases dramatically within a week and the majority of swelling should be gone about 1-month post-op. Thin, flat lips are transformed into a fuller, more youthful set. A lip lift is a long-term procedure, and most patients only need to have one in their lifetime.
Lip lifts are often well-tolerated with only a local numbing anesthetic. Some patients opt to return to work several days after their procedure, however, makeup should be avoided to the incision site for 7-10 days as you heal. Common side effects include swelling, slight bruising, and mild pain. Medication can be prescribed to manage any discomfort during your healing time.
If you were born with or acquired less than desirable thin lips from aging, you may be a good candidate for a lip lift. At your in-person consultation, Dr. Harris will do a full facial evaluation to determine if a lip lift is right for you. Patients with less distance may only see a small improvement with an upper lift. As with all surgical procedures, patients who are in good general health, non-smokers, and have realistic expectations are more likely to achieve their desired outcome.
Ready to learn more? Schedule your Lip Lift consultation with Dr. Brady Harris at Image Surgical Arts of Nashville’s newest location serving the Nashville, TN area today. Simply fill out the contact form on this page or give us a call at 615-499-4224.
*Individual results may vary.