Upper and Lower Lip Advancement
Full Lips contribute to the overall balance of the face. As you age, the lips lose soft tissue resulting in thinner lips. The space between the nose and mouth lengthens which contributes to an aged appearance. An upper lip advancement will reduce that space and increase the curve of the Cupid’s Bow. A lower lip advancement will enhance the pout of the bottom lip. Having a lip advancement procedure visually rejuvenates the mouth area and restores the balance to the face.
For this procedure, the lips are numbed to provide comfort to the patient and to protect the nerves. An incision is made along the vermilion border of the lips and a section of skin is removed. Once the skin is removed, the pink part of the lip is pulled outward and sutured into place.
Recovery for lip advancement is not very difficult. Sutures are kept in for around a week until they are removed and swelling can last up to a few weeks. Strenuous activity should be avoided for the first week after surgery. As weeks go by, patients will notice a softening of the scar line with it continually fading for up to a year.
It will take up to 6 months to see the final result. Your lips will have a fuller and more balanced appearance. The surgery is considered a long term augmentation option with minimal long term risks, so you can enjoy the new you for many years to come.
Frequently Asked Questions
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What anesthesia is used during a Lip Advancement procedure?
Will I have sutures that will need to be removed?
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How long before I see the “final result”?
The Adler Process
Plastic surgery can be a big life decision. Our team can help answer questions and aid in every step of the way. Here is an overview of our 4 step process.
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Step 1 - Schedule Consultation
When you schedule a consultation, our administrator will review the cost of the procedure with you, explain what to expect, recovery time and answer any questions you have so you fully understand the procedure. We also schedule your Meet with Dr. Adler.
Step 2 - Meet with Dr. Adler
Step 3 - Preparation and Surgery Day
A pre and post op package is prepared for you that is catered to your surgery that will have instructions for surgery prep . You will need to follow the instructions in the package prior to surgery day. On surgery day, you are greeted by a nurse and escorted to our on site surgical suite where you are made comfortable and a pre-op interview is conducted before surgery begins.