LIP LIFT &
The size, shape, volume, amount of teeth show, and overall position of the lips contribute to an attractive appearance of the perioral region. Portland facial plastic surgeon Dr. Deniz Gerecci uses both surgical and non-surgical techniques to highlight the lips, restore volume, and enhance the overall cosmetic outcome.
Office or Surgery Center
Local, Sedation, or General
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR LIP AUGMENTATION?
Good candidates for a lip lift or other lip augmentation procedures generally include women who have one or more of the following aesthetic concerns:
elongated upper lip
flat upper lip
downturned corners of the mouth
poor tooth show at rest
While non-surgical treatments like cosmetic injectables are often used to temporarily minimize many of these issues, women and men looking for a more effective long-term solution are generally considered better candidates for lip surgery.
HOW IS A LIP AUGMENTATION PERFORMED?
Many individuals seeking a lip lift have an elongated upper lip and minimal “tooth show." Using techniques that allow virtually undetectable incision placement, Dr. Gerecci can elevate the upper lip for a more defined pout, increased upper lip visibility, and a rejuvenated appearance in the lips. The procedure can also be used to enhance the Cupid’s bow or lift downturned corners of the lips.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER LIP AUGMENTATION SURGERY
3-4 days after surgical lip procedures, Dr. Gerecci will see the patient in clinic, check incisions, and go over wound care instructions. Sutures will remain in place for five to seven days. Swelling is expected, so patients must use cool compresses and keep the head elevated to help reduce bruising and swelling. Individuals who have undergone lip enhancement surgery usually have minimal downtime of one to two weeks before returning to work.
ARE THERE NON-SURGICAL ALTERNATIVES TO LIP AUGMENTATION?
The most commonly used technique for lip enhancement is the non-surgical placement of dermal fillers and sometimes neuromodulators. Sometimes fat grafting and transfer can be used.
SCHEDULE YOUR LIP AUGMENTATION CONSULTATION TODAY
Contact our office today to schedule a consultation for your lip augmentation with Dr. Gerecci. She can let you know if a lip lift is the right choice for you and can recommend additional or alternative procedures and treatments to help you reach your goals.