Dr. Pearlman's lip lift procedure is a custom cosmetic surgery that lifts the lips to produce a more aesthetically pleasing shape. The procedure involves removing a small horizontal section of the skin beneath the nose to shorten the space between the nose and the lip, as well as turning the upper lip slightly outward to reveal more of the inner, pink lip structure. This procedure creates a plumper, fuller, and more youthful look to thin or aging lips.
What can I expect from a lip lift?
During your lip lift, Dr. Pearlman and his highly skilled team will administer local anesthesia to numb the area of the upper lip beneath your nose. Dr. Pearlman will then remove a tiny amount of skin immediately beneath the nose to shorten the distance between the upper lip and nose. Then, the incision is closed. The entire procedure takes an hour or less to complete. A week later, the stitches will be removed, with the incision scar virtually invisible, hidden beneath your nose.
FAQs Lip Lift
How long does a lip lift last?
Because a lip lift involves the actual removal of essentially accumulated skin to create a shorter philtrum (that space between your upper lip and your nose), lip lifts have the longest lasting results. Removal of the skin delivers a long-lasting result that rarely if ever requires updating. While some patients see a slight relaxation of the skin between the nose and upper lip over the first year as the skin settles, most of the initial results are there for the long term.
What is recovery like from a lip lift?
You may experience some pain and discomfort for the first 72 hours after your lip lift, but this is pretty easily managed by oral pain medication. Most patients return to work after three days – the sutures are almost invisible, even before removal. After a week, the stitches will be removed to finalize healing. Your lips may experience some swelling for the first one to two weeks and a feeling of tightness may linger for two to four months in some cases, although usually minor.