What is Lip Lift Surgery

The lip lift, or surgical lip flip, is a procedure that has gained popularity in recent years. This procedures was popular many years ago with older patients who were looking to restore youthfulness to their face. In recent years, the trend to have fuller lips, made popular by celebrities like Kylie Jenner, has increased the popularity of this procedure. The Lip Lift shortens the skin between the upper lip and the nose; which raises the vemilion border (the edges of the lips) and may also define the cupids bow. This can lead to the lips looking more enhanced, less heavy and giving the appearance of added volume.

Common names

Lip Flip, Lip Lift

Targeted areas

Upper Lip

Procedure Information

Procedure Type

Surgical

Cost

From $2200

Results

Immediate results

Recovery Time

Sutures removed at 5 days, bruising can occur

Who is a Candidate for a Surgical Lip Lift

This procedure can enhance the shape and appearance of the upper lip. There is an ideal measurement to the philtrum (skin between the nose and lip); from 11 to 13mm for women and 13 to 15mm for men. Every decade the philtrum can increase in size up to 3mm due to the loss of collagen and lengthening of soft tissue.

There are typically 2 types of patients who are interested in the Lip Flip. Older patients are frustrated with the elongation of the philtrum and often have this procedure at the same time as other procedures such as a Mini Face Lift or a Blepharoplasty. Younger patients who are interested in the Lip Lift are typically looking for a more dramatic or permanent result than lip filler can give. There is only so much that Dermal Filler and Wrinkle Relaxer can achieve to flip out the upper lip. These younger patients are often interested in pairing this procedure with a fat transfer to the lips for more permanent fullness.

Wrinkle Relaxer, Dermal Filler or the Surgical Lip Flip?

There are multiple treatment methods to enhance the lips including Dermal Filler, Anti Wrinkle Injections and the Surgical Lip Flip.

Dermal Filler: this is the most popular form of lip augmentation. Lip Filler adds volume to the lips; this can restore lost volume, increase the size of the lip, enhance symmetry and more. Dermal Fillers can enhance the upper and lower lip.

Anti Wrinkle Injections: a small dose of Wrinkle Relaxer can relax the muscle just above the mouth (orbicularis oris muscle). The lifting of this muscles allows the top lip to be gently rolled out, giving the illusion of slight added volume. It is worth noting that this procedure will only augment the top lip, not the lower lip. This can also prevent and reduce movement lines.

Surgical Lip Lift Procedure: the most invasive but longest lasting option. This procedure surgically shortens the skin between the upper lip and nose to give the illusion of a fuller top lip. It is worth nothing that this procedure will only augment the top lip, not the lower lip.

Why Choose Absolute Cosmetic Medicine to Perform your Surgical Lip Flip?

  • Absolute Cosmetic has over 20 years of full-time experience in Cosmetic Medicine
  • We have offered the surgical lip flip for many years
  • Dr Murray has been trained by some of the top Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeons in the world
  • We are a WA Health Department Licensed Day Hospital so are able to offer sedation for your comfort.

 

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified practitioner.

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