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Lip Lift in Palo Alto: Also Serving San Jose and the Bay Area

What is a Lip Lift?

A lip lift is a surgical procedure that provides youthful balance and harmony to the lower third of the face by removing a small portion of skin below the nose in order to raise the lip slightly higher. This helps both the teeth and the pink part of the lips become more visible and attractive. 

A customized lip lift

A lip lift can be customized to meet the individual needs of each patient, such as uneven lips or an uneven smile. Subtle asymmetries such as these can be corrected with the modified lip lift technique.

How to prepare for a lip lift

Before your lip lift procedure, you should stop using blood thinning medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen, Aleve, and fish oil for 1 to 2 weeks. In addition, many patients find it helpful to start taking arnica Montana herbal supplement 2 to 3 days before surgery, as it minimizes swelling and decreases the chance of bruising.

Lip lift treatment details

Our lip lift in San Jose can be performed with local anesthesia, and takes about an hour to perform. The procedure raises the skin between the nose and the upper lip, causing the lips to appear more lifted.

This results in a fuller, softer, “poutier” appearance to the lips and smile. Sutures are placed along the incision line, making any scars well hidden.

Lip lift recovery

The sutures will stay in place for 5 to 7 days, depending on your skin type and healing. After the sutures are removed, the skin will heal and you will be able to apply makeup.

What is the difference between a lip lift and lip augmentation?

A lip lift is often confused with a lip augmentation, which is a procedure wherein the lips are made fuller. These procedures differ in terms of both application and results. A lip lift is a surgical procedure, whereas a lip augmentation is an office procedure that uses dermal fillers to enhance the lips. Both are very popular and effective — but a lip lift is permanent, while lip augmentation with dermal fillers is not.

Hessler Plastic Surgery

Hessler Plastic Surgery for the best lip lift in Palo Alto, San Jose, and the Bay Area

Hessler Plastic Surgery has made a name for itself by being a very comprehensive center of leaders and a trusted resource. Not only do we deliver exceptional care to our patients; we also deliver exceptional results. Led by double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jill Hessler, our practice is the space for cutting-edge yet safe procedures. We have an AAAASF accredited surgical center adjacent to the clinical space for discreet procedures, along with a highly trained team of nurses and staff that takes a comprehensive approach and attends to every detail, from your initial consultation to your final follow-up.

We will make sure your questions are answered, your concerns are addressed, and that you are educated on what the entire experience will be. If you’re considering a lip lift in Palo Alto, San Jose, or the Bay Area, Dr. Hessler is the surgeon you want to take care of you. She is an award-winning national and local leader who is a top doctor in her field. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, please contact us.

Lip Lift FAQs:

Will the scars from the lip lift be visible?

The visibility of scars from a lip lift depends on individual healing and the surgeon's skill but they are typically discreetly placed along the base of the nose and tend to fade over time.

Are the results of a lip lift permanent?

Yes, the results of a lip lift are generally considered permanent.

Can I combine a lip lift with other facial procedures?

Yes, a lip lift can be combined with other facial procedures if desired and deemed appropriate by your surgeon.

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