Lip Lift

A lip lift is a cosmetic, surgical procedure that reduces the distance between the upper lip and the base of the nose, which gives the appearance of full lips and an overall youthful smile.

A lip lift can help increase the fullness of the lips, usually in by reshaping it to increase the prominence of the upper lip line or enhance the facial area above to give a better shape.

Why choose a lip lift?

Collagen naturally depletes as we age, which can lead to areas such as the lips losing their fullness and looking slim.

While a lip lift does not insert any collagen or plump the lips, it can create the impression of a more youthful smile as the area around the lips is reshaped.


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WHAT CAN A LIP LIFT ACHIEVE?
  • There are no lip fillers or implants used during a lip lift, so the final results are much more natural looking

  • The area around your mouth can seem completely rejuvenated

  • As the upper lip is elevated, it can make your lip seem fuller without the need for any injections, and overall the procedure creates a youthful smile

WHAT ARE THE ALTERNATIVES TO A LIP LIFT

Lip fillers can act as an alternative to a lip lift, although lip fillers offer slightly different results. Lip fillers are a good option if you would like to lift the lips, not to raise them or remove unwanted skin tissues.

BEFORE YOUR LIP LIFT

Clear communication between yourself and your cosmetic surgery team are vital for a relaxed and comfortable surgery experience. You need to feel sure about safety well before your surgery.

Dr Cotrufo always invites his patients for at least two consultations before any surgical procedure to make sure everything is clear. The targets are agreed in writing and patients are fully aware of the possible risks and complications associated with lip surgery.

DURING YOUR CONSULTATION, YOU WILL:
  • Be able to discuss your circumstances

  • Be given time to ask advice and pose questions to Dr Cotrufo

  • Undergo a health evaluation

  • Have a full assessment of your face and lip area

  • Discuss the options that are open to you, including costs and timescales

  • Ask about risks, benefits and alternatives to lip lift

  • Learn more about the lip lift procedure

In the run-up to your procedure and in the days immediately before surgery, you may be asked to make small changes to your lifestyle and to avoid certain medications or activities.

This may include:

  • Taking a blood test or other medical tests

  • Stopping smoking

  • Refraining from drinking alcohol

  • Adjusting or taking certain medications

  • Avoiding aspirin, herbal supplements and anti-inflammatory drugs

  • Avoiding overexposure in the sun, particularly to the abdomen

  • Committing not to make stringent dietary changes

If you need a general anaesthetic for your procedure you will be given instructions on how to fast before your surgery.

THE LIP LIFT PROCEDURE:

A strip of skin above the lips and below the nose is removed and reshaped. This alters the look of your smile overall, narrowing the gap between your nose and your upper lip.

AFTER YOUR LIP LIFT PROCEDURE:

You will be able to leave the clinic straight after your procedure, though you may notice some swelling and bruising.

After that:

  • Swelling and bruising should subside within a few days

  • Your aftercare and any follow up appointments will be scheduled with the surgeon

DO YOU HAVE MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT LIP LIFT?

As a veteran cosmetic surgeon, Dr Cotrufo is able to provide you with the natural results you want from a lip lift. From your initial consultation to your aftercare appointments, you can benefit from years of experience and feel completely comfortable throughout your procedure. Under the care of Dr Cotrufo, an expert in human anatomy, you can achieve the smile of your dreams with a natural-looking lip lift. Should you have any further questions about lip lift, you can book a consultation by calling our clinic on 0207 873 2330.

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