As you age, the skin between the nose and the upper lip can lengthen. This can result in lip inversion thus hiding your smile – making your lips appear small and empty. One solution that often comes to mind is a lip filler but if you want a permanent solution to fuller lips, then an upper lip lift is your answer.
In most forms of the surgery, the skin above the upper lip is removed or the inner surface of the upper lip is advanced outwards; thus, giving the upper lip a more volumized appearance.
There are different types of an upper lip lift such as:
During your first consultation, you and your surgeon will discuss your problem areas and desired results. Additionally, you will discuss on the following things:
It is important to give honest answers with regards to your medical history. This allows your surgeon to make accurate and safe decisions with regards to the procedure. Inform your surgeon about any medications, surgeries, or allergies you have/had. You must also inform your surgeon if you have diabetes, circulatory problems, thyroid problems, and other health issues if any.
Your surgeon will conduct a physical examination and help to identify any problem areas that can be treated with an upper lip lift.
After this, you and your surgeon will discuss the options available and the possible results with each option. Once the treatment plan has been decided for you, your procedure will be booked. Before the procedure, you must:
Upper lip lift is an out-patient procedure, this means you do not need to stay overnight at the hospital. It is a short procedure and involves the following steps:
During your consultation, Dr. Vincent Tay would be happy to tailor the procedure to your specific needs, and achieve for you a youthful, natural looking results.
All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. The procedure should be carried in a safe environment and in an accredited clinic. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome could occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.
who is a candidate
for Upper Lip Lift
Individuals with the following issues are suitable for an upper lip lift:
What to expect?
for Upper Lip Lift