The medical procedure, lip lift, is targeted at the upper lip, lifting it to expose a broader smile and maximizing both the volume and the vermilion. The aging process can trigger a narrow lip, but other causes include smoking and genetics.
A lip lift can help improve the noticeable signs of aging by enhancing the character of the upper lip. These signs are the long upper lip, the down-turned corner of the lip, the upper teeth hidden by the upper lip, or the smoker's lines that trigger unwanted symptoms and an older look.
The lip lift usually takes about an hour and is done in an outpatient setting. Local anesthesia is given to numb the area for comfort. The surgeon makes an incision to remove a skin strip under your nose and shorten the space between your nostrils and the top of your lip.
The surgery is safe, with almost no risk of complications. The results can be seen from the first days after surgery and are permanent.
You have a dedicated team of patient advisors, nurses, and your surgeon to support you throughout the entire journey, and after it. However, Lip Lift is a surgery that demands you to take several steps to help ensure that your treatment goes as smoothly as possible. Avoiding some points can help you recover faster, and also minimize the risk of complications.
At this stage, you will have had to inform your surgeon all the details about medicines that you have been previously prescribed.
Tobacco products are now prohibited, as you must no longer smoke to avoid a slower recovery time and increase chances of a post-surgical problem. Electronic cigarettes are also prohibited.
If you have herpes or cold sores, you must arrange treatment immediately.
Consumption of herbal teas and supplements must stop at this stage.
Aspirin, coraspin, ecopirin, coumadin, clexan and any other blood thinning medication is now prohibited.
Painkillers are only allowed if they include paracetamol, otherwise they are prohibited. Inform your surgeon if they non-paracetamol ones must be used.
Check the status of the herpes with your surgeon, and he will confirm whether the surgery can continue.
As the surgery requires anaesthesia, therefore you must abstain from any drink or food products for at least 8 hours prior to your surgery. That includes drinking water or chewing any type of gum.
Showering is required on the night before surgery, or the following morning.
Do not wear or use any makeup, jewelry or contact lenses.
Loose and comfortable clothing is advised, and buttoned shirts preferred.
It is a bloodless surgery and aesthetic operation with minor or no pain. After the procedure, you might have bruises on the area between your sutures and nose.
If there are any sutures, they will be removed latest before your final check.
Your surgeon will give you comprehensive pre-operative guidance before the Lip Lift, also give you directions and recommendations afterwards. Follow all of these guidelines to help ensure your ease, prevent risks of any infections, and speed up the recovery.
|Lip Lift||Duration Of Stay||Price|
|Lip Lift||6 Nights||€1700|