A lip lift is a surgical procedure that aims to enhance the upper lip’s position and shape, contributing to an overall balanced and harmonious look of the facial features. The procedure often seeks to adjust the distance between the upper lip and the base of the nose, which some individuals may find desirable.
A lip lift may also enhance the visibility of the vermilion border, the distinct line dividing the pink or red part of the lip and the regular skin, contributing to an impression of increased fullness of the lip.
It’s important to remember that every individual is unique and so too are their needs and desired outcomes for cosmetic surgery. If you’re considering a procedure, it’s essential to have a comprehensive consultation with one of our experienced surgeons. They can help you understand whether you’re a suitable candidate and what you can realistically expect from the surgery. The information provided here is meant to help guide you, but it’s not a replacement for professional medical advice. Always organise a consultation for personalised advice.
If you are concerned about the way you look or are thinking about cosmetic surgery for confidence reasons, there are alternatives. Talking to a or may help you overcome your concerns about your appearance.
The first step in the lip lift process is a detailed consultation with our skilled surgeon. During this session, your aesthetic goals, medical history, and current lip structure will be assessed. The surgeon will examine your lip size, shape, and the distance between your upper lip and nose. This consultation is the ideal opportunity for you to discuss any concerns or ask any questions you may have about the procedure.
Once you and the surgeon have agreed on the surgical plan, you will receive specific instructions on how to prepare for your lip lift. These may include dietary recommendations, advice on smoking and alcohol consumption, instructions about certain medications or supplements, and oral hygiene procedures.
A lip lift typically takes less than an hour and is usually performed under local anesthesia. The procedure involves making a small incision hidden at the base of the nose. The surgeon then removes a small strip of skin and lifts the upper lip to aesthetically pleasing position. The incisions are then closed with sutures that will later be removed or that will dissolve on their own.
After the surgery, you’ll be monitored briefly before being allowed to go home. As this is a relatively minor procedure, an overnight hospital stay is rarely required. Swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort are normal but will begin to improve after a few days.
Most patients feel ready to return to non-strenuous daily activities within a few days, while more vigorous activities should be avoided for about a week. Regular follow-up appointments will be scheduled to monitor your progress and ensure a smooth recovery.
The final results of your lip lift should be noticeable within a few weeks once swelling has completely subsided, but the full effect may not be apparent for several months as the incision continues to heal.
While we aim to provide accurate information about the different surgical procedures available, it’s important to understand that the content provided here serves as a general guide only. The specifics of each surgery, including the procedure detailed above, can and will vary significantly from person to person, depending on their unique circumstances and physical characteristics.
Undergoing cosmetic surgery is a serious decision that requires ample thought, careful consideration, and meticulous planning. It should never be taken lightly or treated trivially, as it can have profound impacts on one’s lifestyle and wellbeing.
Recovery from cosmetic surgery, too, requires time, support, and proper aftercare. We strive to present realistic and transparent information about the recovery process, but individual experiences may vary. It is typical for recovery to involve certain services or requirements, such as the use of compression garments or receiving therapeutic massages. It also often necessitates significant lifestyle changes, which may include a period of absence from employment and temporary restrictions on certain activities.
In light of these considerations, we strongly encourage potential patients to engage in comprehensive discussions with their GP and our surgeons. The goal is to fully understand the implications, requirements, and likely outcomes of any chosen procedure, and to make informed decisions about their health and aesthetics.
For more information on preparing for cosmetic surgery visit health.gov.au/cosmeticsurgery
Your personalised quote will be prepared following an in-depth evaluation by our expert surgeon. This includes a thorough assessment of your individual needs, detailed explanation of the procedure, and a tailored approach to best achieve the desired outcomes. The quote considers various elements including surgical supplies, hospital requirements, and the specifics of the surgery itself.
Potential rebates might be available if the procedure is deemed medically necessary by relevant health authorities. Conditions for this include providing evidence supporting the medical necessity of the surgery and a referral from a healthcare professional. Your private health insurance may also provide coverage, so it’s essential to discuss this with your provider.