Loss of volume can lead to an aged appearance and a loss of self-confidence. Age-related changes to lips need not be a source of insecurity; modern treatment options provide effective and long-lasting results while preserving facial harmony. A lip lift can create a youthful, inviting appearance, providing patients with a more positive self-image.

What is a lip lift?

The lip lift is a popular surgical procedure that offers impressive and long-term results to those wanting to reduce the space between the nose and upper lip. Not only can it make someone appear more youthful, but it also allows you to avoid lip implants or regular filler injections. This procedure has gained increasing recognition in recent years, as evidenced by survey results from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, which indicate that this type of situation is one of the most common facial plastic surgeries today.

What are the types of lip lifts?

The most common types of lip lift surgeries include:

  • Bullhorn (sub nasal) lifts
  • Gull wing lifts
  • Italian lifts
  • Corner lifts

Each type of surgery is tailored to the patient’s individual needs, the shape of their face, and goals for the aesthetic outcome. The specifics of the procedure will be discussed during a patient-doctor consultation. Whether one is seeking a subtle change or a major transformation, there can be an appropriate lip lift option for everyone.

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Why choose Gold Coast Plastic Surgery?

Clients looking for a lip lift trust Gold Coast Plastic Surgery and its highly experienced, double-board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. George Moynihan M.D. With nearly thirty years of experience in the field and thousands of past operations to his name, Dr. Moynihan has helped countless patients achieve exceptional outcomes from their surgeries. He is credentialed by the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS) and currently serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Loyola University Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center. 

Our team utilizes only the leading facility standards mandated by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Healthcare, and we make sure that our processes meet or exceed those requirements. Educated at prestigious institutions such as Villanova, Loyola, and the Rousso Facial Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. Moynihan provides unmatched expertise in his field, making Gold Coast Plastic Surgery an excellent option for anyone considering a lip lift procedure.

Do I need a lip lift?

For many people, a lip lift can provide a simple, fast way to refresh their appearance. Our experienced plastic surgeon can help guide you through the process and explain how it could give you natural-looking results—no matter your age. While some older patients may opt for the anti-aging effects, younger patients often appreciate the development of more refined lips that don’t look created by fillers. Whatever brings you to consider a lip lift, talking through your options with our experienced surgeon will help you to discover whether you are a good candidate.

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What are some of the benefits of a lip lift?

Lip lifts are a great minimally invasive way to reshape the lips for a more youthful look. A lip lift can improve the overall appearance of aged and sagging lips, as well as increase lip prominence. The procedure also creates a subtle upper lip enhancement for the “Cupid’s bow.”

What is the recovery for a lip lift?

After a full week of rest, you can return to the workplace and have your stitches removed. The initial healing period will last for two weeks, during which time you may not want to have your photograph taken; however, positive changes should already start to become apparent within this timeframe.

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