The Benefits of Lip Lift Surgery

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Linked with youth, beauty, and sex appeal, full lips are a physical trait desired by many. Lip augmentation is one of the most common cosmetic procedures for this reason. Many celebrities have famously pursued plastic surgery to enhance the appearance of their lips.

Lip lift surgery is a cosmetic procedure performed by a plastic surgeon under general or local anesthesia. Typically, a small incision is made, and the skin is repositioned or removed. The result is a lifted upper lip, creating the appearance of fuller lips.

There are several types of lip lift surgery, each providing different results.

Direct Lip Lift

Also known as a gullwing lip lift, a direct lip lift creates a more defined lip border. This cosmetic surgery removes a thin strip of skin between the upper lip and nose. The upper lip is pulled up toward the nose and creates the illusion of a more pronounced vermillion border.

This surgical procedure is a good choice for patients who feel they have thin upper lips. Though the procedure is likely to leave a scar, the scar enhances the definition of the upper lip line.

Bullhorn Lip Lift

Just beneath your nose, a series of incisions are made in the shape of a bullhorn. The plastic surgeon removes a tiny strip of skin to raise the upper lip. Any scar from the lip lift procedure is virtually undetectable since it is hidden in the curves of your nose.

The bullhorn lift can be customized to your desired benefits. The standard procedure lifts the central part of the lip. A slight modification in the incision lifts the corners of the mouth instead.

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Corner Lip Lift

If your lips are naturally downturned at the corners, a corner lip lift procedure can give a happier, more youthful look to your face. The surgeon makes small incisions at the outer corner of the mouth, and a triangular area of skin is removed.

The corner lip lift procedure can be combined with another lip enhancement to create fuller, happier lips.

Benefits of a Lip Lift

No matter which type of lip lift you get, there are plenty of benefits to getting a lip lift.

  • A Younger Looking Mouth

As a natural part of the ageing process, skin loses elasticity and becomes droopy as you grow older. It looks less plump and smooth because of fat loss and thinning cell layers. Facelift surgery can correct some of the effects of ageing on your face but usually has little effect on the skin around the lips.

Full lips appear more youthful and sensual. The golden facial ratio study showed that lips with the length and width of your lips impact attractiveness as well as fullness. A lip lift improves the shape and size of your lips, giving your face a more youthful appearance.

  • Improve Your Smile

Full lips are just one part of what makes a radiant smile. A lip lift can give you a wider smile, help you show more teeth, and help you achieve aesthetic harmony in your face.
Even when not smiling, lip lifts can give your face an overall happier appearance correcting downturned corners and sagging lips. Your overall expression appears brighter, which might lead you to smile even more.
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  • Boost Self-Esteem

The natural effects of ageing can harm your self-esteem. It can be difficult to look into the mirror every day and see how much your face has changed. Even if you take great care of your skin, age-related changes can seem like they are stealing your beauty away.

Improving the look of your lips with plastic surgery can increase your confidence and boost your self-esteem. You’ll be able to see a face in the mirror that reflects your inner vision of yourself. It’s a small procedure that can have a big impact.

  • Achieve Permanent Results

Injectable lip fillers are a common choice for patients seeking to improve their lip shape and fullness. However, lip fillers are limited in the benefits they can provide. They can’t enhance your lip line, alter lip length, or change your lip colouring. Lip fillers only offer a temporary improvement, with some treatments repeated multiple times a year.

Surgical lip lifts offer permanent results. The recovery time is slightly longer than with lip injections, but you only need to recover once. You’ll work with a skilled plastic surgeon who can create a more symmetrical and defined lip shape. The procedure leaves you with a face that appears more youthful thanks to fuller, well-shaped lips.

Lip Lift Consultation With a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Take the first step to feeling more satisfied with the appearance of your lips. At Phi Surgery, you get access to a leading cosmetic surgeon in Montreal. Achieve your aesthetic goals with the most advanced techniques in a friendly and accepting environment. Contact Dr. Perry at Phi Surgery today.