Lip Lift Conveniently located to serve New Jersey and Howell
At Z Facial Plastic Surgery in New Jersey, lip lift is one of our favorite rejuvenating procedures. As we age, our bodies go through a number of changes that are out of our control, and the lips are no exception. Having full lips gives you a more youthful and attractive appearance, but the progression of time tends to steal this desired feature away. One of the most notable changes is the elongation and decreased fullness of the upper lip.
Although filler is a great way to restore volume and shape, it cannot correct for a descended longer lip, and in fact, can make it appear worse.
Fortunately, a lip lift can correct the longer lip, while enhancing upper lip volume and shape at the same time.
Lip Lift Frequestly Asked Questions
What is a Lip Lift?
Lip lift surgery is a cosmetic procedure designed to improve the appearance of the lips. This procedure has recently RE-gained popularity as it produces a subtle yet substantial improvement to overall facial aesthetics.
The length of the top lip determines how the human eye perceives the proportions of the lower face. A long top lip can make the entire lower face appear longer and even disrupt a smile by covering the top teeth.
As all other structures on our face, the top lip tends to descend and elongate with age. In other cases, individuals may simply have a longer top lip. In both scenarios, a lip lift can provide a very notable improvement.
How Is a Liplift Performed?
A lip lift is typically performed under local anesthesia but can be done under general as well. A topical ointment is used for initial numbing, which makes the anesthetic injection painless. Once the area is fully numb, an incision is made just underneath the nose, disguising this inside the natural crease. The desired amount of skin is then removed and the incision is closed with sutures, elevating the upper lip as well as enhancing its shape and fullness.
What to Expect After Lip Lift Surgery?
Following the procedure, you’ll likely experience mild to moderate pain and swelling for the first few days. The majority of the swelling resolves within the first 7 -14 days and most patients return to their normal routine within 1 week. However, they are advised to avoid smoking, drinking from a straw, or straining the lips excessively for 2 more weeks. Patients are also advised to avoid exposing the incision to excessive sunlight as it can alter healing.
How Much Does a Lip Lift Cost in New Jersey?
The cost of a lip lift in New Jersey can vary on a number of factors. Dr. Z will meet with you in his office to discuss all pricing and options.
Are You a Good Candidate for Lip Lift Surgery?
Ideal candidates for a lip lift are those with excess length of the upper lip. For most, it is an age-related change, but some younger individuals may have a naturally longer lip as well. A few ways that you can try to judge this for yourself is to see if:
- The top lip completely (or mostly) covers the top teeth when smiling, or,
- The length from Underneath the nose to the mouth is more than 1/3 of the lower face. (Length from the nose to the mouth is greater than 1/3 of the length from the nose to the chin)
These are general rules and may not hold true for everyone. To find out if you’re a candidate for lip lift surgery, you will first need to undergo a consultation with Dr. Zhuravsky. After analyzing the contours of your lips and discussing your goals, he will develop the ideal treatment plan for your specific needs.
Contact Our Office
Dr. Z is widely considered by his patients to offer the best lip lift New Jersey patients can depend on. Contact us to learn more about lip lift surgery with a surgeon you can trust. Dr. Z will gladly guide you through the entire process and answer any of the questions you have along the way.