A Lip Lift for Men is a procedure that can increase the visibility of thin lips and reduce the length of an overlong upper lip. Lip Lift for Men can be used to address a number of issues. If you smile and your upper teeth aren’t exposed because of an overlong upper lip, a lip lift may help improve this. If the corners of your mouth are turned down and make you seem like you’re frowning, a lip lift can be designed to help lift the corners of the mouth.
A lip lift could be right for you if you want your upper teeth to be more visible when you smile, if you feel your lips make you look older, or if you want to make subtle positive changes in your facial expression. When you schedule your consultation, we will review the procedure thoroughly with you, and help you decide if it’s the best approach to reach your goals.
A lip lift procedure is performed in several ways, depending upon the results desired. A Lip Lift procedure will shorten the upper lip, and increase the vermillion, or red portion of the lip. A small, easily conceal incision under the nose is used to accomplish this. If the corners of the mouth are downturned, small incisions at the sides of the mouth are used to change the position of the lips and provide a more attractive look. Very fine sutures are used, often dissolvable.
After surgery, you will likely have some bruising and swelling that resolves after about a week or two. Dr. Elizabeth and her staff will also give you detailed instructions as to other steps you should take to ensure fast healing.
Results from the procedure become more apparent as bruising and swelling diminish. Results are long lasting. Your appearance may be positively enhanced, and you may feel more confident about the first impressions you make with people.