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Lip Lift in Pittsburgh, PA

Lip Lift Pittsburgh

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Own Your Smile with a Lip Lift at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

At Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Pittsburgh Lip Lift addresses the lengthening between the nose and upper lip that often occurs with aging. This procedure offers cosmetic enhancement, creating a more youthful appearance. Along with Lip Lift Pittsburgh patients have undergone other procedures, including facial procedures for comprehensive rejuvenation.

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What is Lip Lift?

A Lip Lift is specifically designed to shorten the distance between the nose and the upper lip. As we age, we lose skin elasticity, causing the upper lip to lose volume and droop. This can make the smile appear less defined and create the illusion of a longer philtrum (the space between the nose and the upper lip).

The procedure addresses this concern by surgically removing a small strip of skin from the base of the nose. This shortens the philtrum and creates a fuller, more youthful appearance of the upper lip.

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Benefits of Lip Lift

Lip Lift surgery offers several benefits, including:

  • A more youthful appearance: By shortening the philtrum and enhancing the upper lip, a Lip Lift creates a more balanced and youthful facial profile
  • Increased lip volume: The procedure can create the appearance of fuller lips without the use of fillers
  • Improved smile definition: A shortened philtrum allows for a more defined and prominent smile line
  • Enhanced confidence: Restoring a youthful appearance can lead to a boost in self-confidence and overall well-being
  • Minimally invasive procedure: This is a relatively short outpatient procedure with minimal downtime
Lip Lift Pittsburgh
Lip Lift Pittsburgh
Lip Lift Pittsburgh
Lip Lift Pittsburgh

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Lip Lift Candidates

Lip Lift surgery is ideal for individuals who are concerned with:

  • An elongated philtrum that makes the upper lip appear thin or downturned
  • Loss of definition and volume in the upper lip
  • Fine lines and wrinkles above the upper lip (sometimes called smoker's lines)
  • Overall loss of facial volume due to aging

Ideal candidates for Lip Lift surgery are generally in good health, have realistic expectations, and do not smoke. While age is not a strict determining factor, most patients seeking lip rejuvenation or enhancement are over 40. Dr. Marc Liang will consult with you to determine if Lip Lift surgery is the right choice for your specific concerns and goals.

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Consultation and Preparation

In your initial consultation, we will go over your cosmetic goals and desired outcome. The doctor will examine your face, assess your skin quality, and discuss your medical history. He will also explain the procedure in detail, answer any questions you may have, and outline the recovery process. Here are some things you can do to prepare for your Lip Lift surgery:

  • Stop Smoking: Smoking can impede healing and increase the risk of complications.
  • Disclose All Medications and Supplements: Certain medications can interfere with anesthesia or increase bleeding risk. Be upfront with your doctor about all medications and supplements you are taking.
  • Avoid Blood Thinners: You may need to stop taking blood-thinning medications such as aspirin or ibuprofen for a certain period before surgery.
  • Arrange for Aftercare: Plan for someone to drive you home after surgery and assist you with some tasks during your initial recovery period.

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Lip Lift Procedure

Lip Lift surgery is typically performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia with sedation. There are two main types of Lip Lift techniques:

  • Bullhorn Lip Lift: A small, wedge-shaped incision is made in the central portion of the skin just below the nose. The excess skin is then removed, and the remaining tissue is sutured together, shortening the philtrum and lifting the upper lip.
  • Direct Lip Lift: A small incision is made directly under the base of the nose, and a small strip of skin is removed. The remaining skin is then sutured together, achieving the desired shortening and lift.

The specific technique used will depend on your individual anatomy and desired outcome. The entire procedure typically takes less than an hour.

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Lip Lift Results, Recovery, and Aftercare

Following your surgery, you may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort around the upper lip. This is normal and will subside within a few days to a week. Your doctor will provide you with specific instructions for post-surgical care, including pain medication, wound cleaning, and dietary restrictions. It is important to follow these instructions carefully to optimize healing and minimize the risk of complications. Most patients see noticeable results within a few weeks after surgery. As swelling subsides, the upper lip will appear fuller and more defined, creating a more youthful and balanced facial appearance. The final results are typically long-lasting.

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How much does Lip Lift cost?

The cost of Lip Lift surgery in Pittsburgh is personalized and depends on factors like the doctor’s expertise, the chosen technique, anesthesia type, facility fees, and any combination of procedures. While surgeon fees, anesthesia, facility use, and potential lab tests are typically included, the final cost can vary. A consultation will provide the most accurate estimate tailored to your unique needs.

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Why choose Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Pittsburgh?

Dr. Marc Liang is a board-certified plastic surgeon with deep expertise in facial rejuvenation, including Lip Lift surgery. He is committed to providing exceptional care, achieving natural-looking results, and tailoring treatment plans to your unique needs. Dr. Liang's meticulous surgical approach and dedication to patient satisfaction consistently earn him high marks. At Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Pittscburgh, our entire team is dedicated to providing exceptional, personalized care, ensuring each patient feels heard, understood, and supported throughout their aesthetic journey, achieving beautiful results at the end of it.

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Schedule Your Pittsburgh Lip Lift Consultation at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Pittsburgh Today

If you are considering Lip Lift surgery to rejuvenate your appearance and restore a youthful smile, contact Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Pittsburgh today. Call us at (412) 361-3950 to schedule a consultation. During your consultation we will talk with you about your aesthetic goals, explain the procedure, address any concerns or questions, and help determine whether a Lip Lift is right for you.

Upper Lip Shortening Frequently Asked Questions

As with any surgery, there are some risks associated with Lip Lift surgery. These can include infection, bleeding, scarring, and temporary numbness of the upper lip. Your doctor will discuss these risks in detail with you during your consultation.

The results are typically long-lasting. However, the aging process will continue, and some degree of change can be expected over time.

Yes, Lip Lift surgery can be combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures, such as rhinoplasty (nose surgery) or facelift, to achieve a more comprehensive rejuvenation effect. We will discuss your options with you during your consultation.

In most cases, the stitches used in the procedure are dissolving sutures. This means they will dissolve on their own over time and won't require removal. We will advise you on specific aftercare instructions related to the stitches during your consultation.

While Lip Lift surgery shortens the philtrum and enhances the upper lip, it doesn't directly widen the smile. However, by creating a fuller and more defined upper lip, the procedure can indirectly make the smile appear wider and more prominent. If widening your smile is a primary goal, your doctor might recommend combining this procedure with corner Lip Lift surgery, which specifically targets the corners of the mouth.

Lip fillers can add volume to the lips, but they don't address the issue of an elongated philtrum. Fillers are temporary and require touch-up procedures to maintain results. Lip Lift surgery, on the other hand, offers a more permanent solution for shortening the philtrum and creating a more youthful upper lip shape. Your doctor can help you decide if lip fillers or Lip Lift surgery is the right approach for your desired outcome.

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