Lip Lift Overview
Aging, excessive sun exposure, and even smoking can spoil the look of a well-shaped mouth and brilliant smile. The good news is you can regain a more youthful look with one simple procedure: a lip lift.
Lip lifts (not to be confused with lip augmentations) are performed on an outpatient basis. And while a lip lift is a straightforward treatment, choosing a surgeon who specializes in this type of procedure offers the best guarantee of seeing the quality of results you want.
How Does a Lip Lift Work?
As the years pass, the shape and position of your lips may change, causing them to elongate or droop. These changes happen as the skin and tissues that make up the lips and surrounding area lose teir fullness. Unfortunately, these changes can also make your lips and smile look less attractive.
A lip lift involves removing a portion of the skin that sits under your nose and remodeling it to create a “lift” effect along your upper lip. Your surgeon may also remove any excess tissue. The area will then require sutures.
Lip lifts are performed on an outpatient basis.
As with any cosmetic procedure, your surgeon’s training and experience will have a considerable bearing on the quality of results you see. Dr. Schalit holds a board certification in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, a specialty field focusing on facial reconstructive surgery. So if you’re considering a lip lift, you’re in good hands with Dr. Schalit.