What is the recovery after lip lift surgery?
There may be mild discomfort for the first 24-hours. Most patients have minimal or no bruising. The superficial stitches are removed after one week, and the deeper stitches dissolve over 3 to 6 months.
The scar will be pink in colour initially, at which time it can be covered with concealer and will fade to a normal colour and fine line over a period of weeks and months.
When will the results of the lip lift be seen?
The results can be seen as early as a few days after surgery. Swelling is a normal part of healing and the majority resolves over the first 1-2 weeks. The final result from the surgery will be some months after the surgery
Are there different types of lip lift?
Lip lifts include:
- Bullhorn lip lifts
- Gullwing Lip Lifts
- Corner lip lifts
- Italian Lip Lift
The different techniques depend on the desired outcome and location of incisions around the lips. Dr De Silva is able to advise you on the preferred technique to achieve the result you are looking for.
What are the risks with lip lifts?
- Care is required with this surgery to hide the incisions and scars with lip lift surgery. A meticulous technique is required to hide the scars under the nose.
- Caution is advised if you have an active cold sore and anti-viral medication may be required to treat cold sores at the time of surgery.
- Caution is also required with patients who have keloid scarring. Complications from lip lift surgery are rare, include: scarring, asymmetry, numbness, distorted lips and lengthened lips.
Can the procedure be combined with other procedures:
Dr De Silva often combines the lip lift procedure with other facial surgery to improve a patient’s appearance. Lip lifts can be combined with lip augmentation to give a fuller and more youthful, aesthetically larger lip. The procedure can be combined with face and neck lift surgery to rejuvenate your face and improve facial balance.