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What is Lip Lift?

A lip lift, also known as a subnasal lip lift, is a cosmetic procedure offered by Dr. Shaili Gal at Peoria Cosmetic Surgery that is designed to enhance the appearance of the lips by lifting the upper lip and reducing the distance between the upper lip and bottom of the nose. The result is a smile that is fuller and more youthful.

With aging or hereditary reasons, the lip can become flat or long in some people. The subnasal lift can help to create a fuller, more youthful, and aesthetically pleasing appearance to the lips and more of the patient’s teeth are revealed when he or she smiles.

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Lip Lift Candidates:

Candidates for a lip lift procedure are typically women or men who are bothered by the appearance of their lips and desire a more aesthetically pleasing and youthful appearance to their lips. Some common reasons why a person may be a good candidate for a lip lift include:

  • You have a very long philtrum, area between your nose and upper lip, and would like more of your upper lip to be visible
  • Your upper lip looks thin or flat and you would like your upper lip to have more volume
  • You have disproportionate lips
  • Your upper lip hoods over the top row of teeth so there isn’t much tooth show when you smile

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Your Lip Lift Consultation

Before the procedure, the patient will have a consultation with Dr. Gal to discuss their goals and expectations. Dr. Gal will review the patient’s medical history and perform a physical examination to determine the best approach for the surgery. Dr. Gal may discuss non-surgical options based on your goals and exam, such as lip fillers or neuromodulators. To learn more about these non-surgical options, call our office today to schedule your consultation.

Your Lip Lift Surgery

When performed on its own, a lip lift can be performed in the office under local anesthetic. If other procedures such as a facelift or browlift surgery are done at the same time, the patient will be given anesthesia to ensure that they are comfortable and pain-free during the procedure. Dr. Gal will make incisions at the base of the nose to remove a small amount of skin and lift the upper lip. This can be done using a variety of techniques, including the bullhorn or gull wing techniques, depending on the patient’s individual needs.

Recovery After Your Lip Lift Procedure

After your surgery, your lip lift incision will be swollen for about 10-14 days and typically recovery is quite easy. You will, however, need to follow certain post-operative protocols. You should avoid over stressing the incision (i.e. excessive chewing or exaggerated mouth movements) and sleep with the head of bed slightly elevated to reduce swelling. After about two weeks, you may resume your regular activities and conceal your scar with makeup.

Why Peoria Cosmetic Surgery?

A lip lift at Peoria Cosmetic Surgery with Dr. Shaili Gal is a safe and effective procedure that can help patients achieve a fuller, more youthful, and aesthetically pleasing appearance to the lips. Dr. Gal is a skilled and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon who uses the latest techniques and technologies to ensure the best possible outcomes for her patients. With proper care and follow-up, patients can enjoy long-lasting results from their lip lift procedure.

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