What is a surgical lip lift?
As we age, the distance between our upper lip and our nose naturally increases due to volume loss in our face and lips. A long-term solution for reducing the length of this gap—which is incredibly beneficial for patients with no upper lip or a “disappearing” upper lip—is a surgical lip lift procedure.
Using the bullhorn technique, Dr. Emer and his skilled West Hollywood plastic surgeons remove a small strip of skin close to the nose, thereby reducing any visible scarring, and then raise and suture the skin to provide an instant lift. Significant results are achieved in a single procedure with only a few centimeters of skin removed.
What is Dr. Emer’s approach to the lip lift?
Performing nonsurgical facial sculpting and enhancements, as well as custom combination techniques, Beverly Hills dermatologist Dr. Emer often complements the surgical lip lift with ultrasound energy-based Ultherapy on the upper lip to assist with skin tightening. Injectable fillers and dissolvable NovaThreads are also used to rejuvenate, volumize, lift, shape, and contour the lips.
Who is a good candidate for a surgical lip lift?
Clients pursuing a surgical lip lift should be in good mental and physical health, with no major medical conditions. They should be non-smokers who have a positive and realistic idea of what the surgery can accomplish, based on their private consultation with Dr. Emer in Beverly Hills.
If you are experiencing the effects of aging on your upper lip, watching the skin grow thinner and the position change, a surgical lip lift might be the perfect procedure to give you back your youthful confidence and appearance