A lip lift can be a beneficial procedure for any age.

This small procedure can create beautiful results with little downtime. The lip lift can be performed under local anesthesia in our office and serves people of all ages. The procedure will use a small incision that is placed under the nose to improve lip proportions and rejuvenate the lip area. You will see the more pink area of the lips and more upper teeth show when the lip is relaxed. The lip lift offers a more permanent solution to constant lip filler.

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Benefits Of A Lip Lift

  • Improved Lip Proportions: This procedure will address the proportions of the pink lip portion to the skin above the lip. This procedure will show more pink of the upper lift and more teeth when the lip is relaxed.
  • Rejuvenates Lip Area: For our older patients, this procedure gives a rejuvenated look to the upper lip area. The extra pink in the lip showing causes a more youthful and fresh appearance.
  • Creates A More Youthful Appearance: This procedure will create a more youthful area around your lips. It will show more pink in the lips and lift up the area giving off a youthful and fresh appearance.
  • Quick And Small Procedure: This is a quick and easy procedure that can be performed in our office under local anesthesia that provides a beautiful result.

Consultation Process

During your consultation with one of our four surgeons, you will discuss your procedure goals and options. Your surgeon will recommend a procedure plan that aligns with your goals and fits your specific case needs. Click here if you’re ready to schedule your consultation.

Types of Lip Lifts

Bull Horn Design Incision

This procedure involves a single approach to the incision line. The incision will appear in the design of a bull horn and be hidden in the crease below your nose.

What is Lip Lift Recovery like?

Immediately after:

There will be some swelling and a firm feeling to the upper lip due to the swelling. Pain is minimal and well-controlled with over-the-counter medications. The sutures are blue and in an incision hidden under the nose. The lip lift will look and feel overdone at this stage.

One week:

There is still mild to moderate swelling. The lip has not yet settled into its final contour and shape. All the sutures are removed within a week.

One to two months:

At one month, things are looking and feeling great, the patient is photo-ready! The scar will take a variable amount of time to fade but is easily covered with makeup and the best scar management is sunscreen. (and a silicone-based cream if concern for scar thickening at all).

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the incision?

The incision is hidden in the crease right below the nose and above the cupids bow.

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If you’d like to discuss your lip lift options with one of St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery’s board-certified plastic surgeons, request a consultation using the online form, or call us at (636) 530-6161 to schedule an appointment.

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