For permanent lip augmentation, Sarasota Lip Lift expert, Brandon Lambiris MD, corrects thin lips with a relatively quick lip lift procedure that leaves nearly invisible scars.
A Lip Lift raises the lip border to increase the height of thin lips so they appear larger. By raising the vermilion border through tiny incisions near the nasal opening, the lips increase in the surface area thereby appearing fuller and more youthful.
A lip lift is suitable for patients who are dissatisfied with the size of their upper lip.
While many patients turn to lip fillers initially, some eventually desire a more permanent solution since fillers offer temporary results. At West Coast Plastic Surgery, we strive to deliver the best lip lift Sarasota has to offer. The ideal candidate is in good physical and mental health, does not smoke, and has realistic expectations about what results to expect from cosmetic lip surgery. There also must be enough space (approximately 1.5 cm) between the upper lip and the nose.
For patients who do not want to commit to the permanent results of a lip lift, lip fillers are an excellent alternative. Dermal fillers temporarily plump the lips with hyaluronic acid or an equivalent to make thin lips appear fuller and plumper for several months. While the upfront cost is less than lip lift surgery, regular upkeep is necessary to maintain the filler results. A lip lift may save money in the long run since it is a one-time treatment.
Dr. Lambiris does not suggest lip implants because they do not feel as soft and natural as fillers.
Also known as a subnasal lip lift, the bullhorn lip lift involves removing a small segment of skin just below the nostrils in the shape of a bullhorn under local anesthesia. Dr. Lambiris then raises the position of the upper lip edge by pulling the skin upward to close the incision. Since the incision is hidden in the natural shadow just below the nose, the scars are discreet.
Lip lift surgery has a downtime of five to 7 days. Swelling, bruising, and redness may persist for two weeks or longer. The scars are well hidden and heal to a fine line in approximately nine months to a year in most cases.
After making a full recovery, the upper lip of our Sarasota lip lift patients takes on a more youthful and taller appearance. Lip aging continues to progress over time.
To find out more about your options for permanent lip enhancement in Sarasota, book your consultation with Dr. Brandon Lambiris today by calling (941) 366-9818 or click the booking link on this page. Dr. Lambiris is a top-rated plastic surgeon serving patients in Sarasota, North Port, Bradenton, and surrounding areas in Southwest Florida.
The average cost of lip lifts is $3,350 nationally. Your actual cost may be more or less than the national average. Several factors play a role in pricing, specifically the complexity of the lip lift procedure, the skill of the surgeon, and whether additional cosmetic treatments take place at the same time. Medications may cost extra.
Dr. Lambiris offers dermal fillers as a non-surgical alternative to lip lift surgery. Lip fillers provide temporary results whereas a lip lift is considered permanent. Dermal fillers are less costly than surgical lip augmentation and have no downtime. He will assist you in weighing the different options that are available during your consultation.
Insurance does not cover cosmetic lip enhancement procedures.
Surgical lip lifts raise the upper lip border to increase the height of the upper lip. Fillers do not raise the lip border, but instead, add volume to create a more voluptuous pout. While both make thin lips appear larger, lip lift surgery is the often appropriate choice for patients who desire a more permanent result as fillers require ongoing maintenance.
There is no pain during the procedure due to local or general anesthesia. Mild discomfort is expected in the early postoperative period. Dr. Lambiris may prescribe pain medications to minimize discomfort in recovery.
Risks include poor wound healing, scarring, nerve damage, blood clots, allergic reaction, and infection. Other risks are possible. A lip lift is considered a safe, low-risk procedure when performed by a qualified facial plastic surgeon.
Dr. Brandon Lambiris believes everyone deserves the opportunity to look their best. If you’ve dreamed of having plastic surgery to unlock your true potential, we encourage you to join us for a consultation. Experience the real difference plastic surgery can have on your life at West Coast Plastic Surgery in Sarasota, FL.