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Lip Lift in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Lip Lift at West Empire Aesthetics

Kisses that Lift You Higher

When they’re pouty, youthful, and inviting, a pair of lips will draw any pair of eyes. Our aesthetic specialists are dedicated to ensuring that you walk away with lips you can feel happy about. Reach out to get a look that makes others bite their lips with envy! Book an appointment with West Empire Aesthetics today for your Los Angeles Lip Lift.

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What Is a Lip Lift?

Up Lips, Not Upkeep

A lip lift is an in-office, outpatient procedure that makes the upper lip look more pronounced and youthful. It works by shortening the philtrum, the ridge that runs from the base of the nose to the top of the lip, thereby exposing more of the colored area–called the vermilion—of the upper lip. The procedure is simple and long-lasting and a great alternative to lip injections or fillers. Patients love the natural, long-lasting results accomplished with a Lip Lift in Los Angeles. The following are some common lip lift techniques:

Direct Lip Lift

Called “direct” because it works just above the upper lip, this option makes the border around the lip more defined and enhances the colored part of the lip.

Subnasal Bullhorn Lip Lift

So-called because of the shape of the incision hidden just at the base of the nose, this option pulls the center, right, and left of the lip upward.

Central Lip Lift

This option limits the incision to just the center of the base of the nose, and the skin is pulled up.

Corner Lip Lift

This option involves making an incision at the corners of the mouth and then pulling the skin. This option can create a more smiling appearance for patients whose mouths may be downturned.

Italian Lip Lift

This option is much like the subnasal bullhorn, only it creates an incision directly below the nostrils.

What are the benefits of a Lip Lift?

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A Look That Lasts

Because it’s both simple and permanent, a Lip Lift is a one-time procedure that makes a lasting impact on your look. Patients often find that their lips look more proportional to the rest of their faces. Your fuller lips and more visible upper teeth make for added allure. And because a lip lift involves no fillers, you won’t have to return frequently to the doctor’s office, and you’ll avoid the “duck lips” or “bee sting” look that fillers and implants may result in when performed by an inexperienced practitioner. Older patients, who tend to see a natural thinning of the lips with age, can expect to see that the area between their mouth and lips is reduced, resulting in a fuller lip look.

Your Lip Lift Consultation

Learn Before You Lift

Because every patient has different needs, you and your doctor can discuss the several options available in a Lip Lift procedure. We want to work with you to ensure you understand all the options the lip lift offers you so that you can make the best decision and walk away knowing you’ve made the right move for your mouth!

Your Lip Lift Procedure

As Simple as It Sounds

The lip lift procedure takes anywhere from about 60 to 90 minutes under local anesthesia only. A small incision is made either at the base of the nose or near the edge of the lip, and then a small strip of skin is removed. The remaining skin is then pulled up, thereby lifting the lip to create the desired look.

Lip Lift Results

Your Lips, Only Lovelier

Immediately following your Lip Lift Los Angeles patients can expect to see a poutier, more youthful look. Because the upper lip is pulled upward, the result is a fuller-looking vermillion, with a more pronounced cupid’s bow and more tooth show when the lips are at rest.

Lip Lift Recovery and Aftercare

Just Add a Little TLC

As with all plastic surgery procedures, there are some steps for patients to follow to ensure that their new look is the best it can be. Typically, patients should count on at least 24 hours of rest following the lip lift, and they should avoid any strenuous exercise for at least two weeks. Because the lip and mouth area will need to heal before they return to their normal use, it is recommended that patients do not open their mouths too widely and that the lips be kept moist. Toothbrush use should be exercised a little more carefully during this time. Finally, patients will want to follow their doctor’s directions for keeping the area clean.

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Lip LiftFrequently Asked Questions

You will receive a local anesthetic before the procedure begins, so you should feel no discomfort.

In the subnasal procedure, scarring is not usually noticeable. With a direct Lip Lift, there may be minimal scars above the lip. It’s important to have a board-certified plastic surgeon who performs your procedure to the highest standard of excellence.

You’ll certainly want to show off your new look! After about a week or so of following the care your doctor prescribes, you’ll be ready!

Schedule your Los Angeles plastic surgery and med spa consultation with West Empire Aesthetics.

Your best results and experience are waiting for you at West Empire Aesthetics. Begin your journey to exquisite results by scheduling a consultation with one of our highly experienced aesthetics specialists today.