As the ageing process takes place the skin on the upper lip can seem disproportionately long as the lip looses volume and lengthens. By shortening the height of the upper lip a more attractive feminine appearance can be achieved.
This is done by removing tissue from just below the nose. This lifts the upper lip and improves the shape but does not add to the fullness and volume. The incisions are done so the scar will sit close to the folds beneath the nose. When the desired result is achieved the would is carefully sutured and antibiotic cream is applied.
The procedure is done by local anaesthetic. The surgery takes up to 1 hour 30 minutes.
Lips can be treated with lip filler after 6 weeks post surgery
Minor swelling and bruising will be expected for a couple of days after surgery and the upper lip area will look tight. This will settle as healing process progresses. Sutures are removed after 5 days following surgery.
Full aftercare advice is given following surgery
For more information and to book a consultation with Consultant Plastic Surgeon Mr Philip Lim call the clinic on 01904 848312
- Lip Lift Surgery From £1875