What is the procedure like?
The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis at Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center, a private, luxury clinic. The lip area is numbed with a local nerve block so the treatment is painless. The planned surgical excision is precisely made, and the defect meticulously closed to conceal the scar as best as possible. The planned excision of tissue is commonly referred to as a “bullhorn” incision, as it mimics the shape of a bullhorn. The procedure takes about one hour to complete, and usually the recovery and downtime is minimal.
Who is a candidate for a lip lift?
The candidates for a lip lift come in two types:
- Older women who see their lip volume diminishing and see the distance between nose and mouth stretching. Loss of skin resilience is a natural event that occurs with time, and can impact lip appearance. Often the upper teeth become hidden from view, even when smiling.
- Younger women who want to have a sexier pout, who are tired of the ongoing need for filler injections and are looking for a long-term, one-time treatment.