Lip Lift Montreal

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What is a lip lift?

Lip lifting is a permanent facial plastic surgery to increase the size of the upper red lip and decreases the distance between the lip and the nose otherwise known as a long upper lip.

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What Are The Benefits Of A Lip Lift Procedure?

Lip lifts help achieve a full and youthful appearance. Some of the main benefits include:

  • Fuller upper lip
  • Improves shape of the mouth
  • Get a more prominent upper lip
  • Lift the corners of the mouth (when a corner lift is performed)
  • Reduce the signs of aging
  • Increased upper tooth (incisor) show
  • Improve self-esteem and confidence
  • Permanent results
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HOW IS A LIP LIFT PERFORMED?

A central lip lift or upper lip lift procedure is performed by making a small incision removing a small portion of skin at the base of the nose and leaves a scar that is hidden in a natural crease between the nose and the lip.

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Four ways to know if you are a good candidate for a lip lift procedure

  1. You have a small upper red lip
  2. The distance between your nose and upper lip is increased compared to the general population
  3. You have tried (and failed) reversible options such as hyaluronic acid injections
  4. You are not subject to hypertrophic scarring or keloids

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What happens during a consultation for a lip lift?

A lip lift consultation starts with a complete questionnaire and physical examination. Photos are taken and analyzed with your surgeon. This is an essential communication tool as some patients want changes that are not always possible in surgery.

Then, we talk about surgery and recovery, and Dr. Moubayed answers all questions you may have.

Multiple consultations are sometimes necessary before deciding to proceed with lip lift surgery. Cosmetic facial surgery is an important decision to make and you must be well informed before proceeding with it.

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Does lip lifting replace hyaluronic acid injections or lip fillers?

Lip lift surgery is a permanent solution to increase the size of the upper lip. However, it does not replace the volume and hydration obtained through injections. Lip injections and lip augmentation can still be necessary after the procedure.

How long should I wait after hyaluronic acid injections before a lip lift?

We generally recommend waiting at least 2 months.

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What are the risks of a surgical lip lift?

Like any surgery, lip lift procedures involve the universal (but minimal) risks of scarring, bleeding (and bruising), infection (superficial or deep), and pain (temporary or permanent).

However, the main risk of any cosmetic surgery is not satisfied with the result. After a proper consultation that includes a complete examination and photo evaluation, Dr. Moubayed can generally produce the results desired by the patient. However, we do not control the healing of tissues, and some patients heal in an unpredictable way producing asymmetries or irregularities that can sometimes require touch-ups.

Lip lifts involve the risk of producing numbness of the lips and asymmetries. Very rarely, surgery results in the lips not touching each other anymore (labial incompetence).

Dr. Moubayed is a head and neck surgeon practicing in facial cosmetic surgery and is exclusively trained in facial surgery. He has a conservative and individualized approach with each patient. All patients are followed closely after surgery with very precise and very clear instructions. All of this is done to minimize the risks listed above.

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Things You Should Know Before Lip Lift

Lip Lift: Frequently Asked Questions for Cosmetic Lip Lift Surgery.

Lip lifting is a quick and relatively painless surgical procedure when performed appropriately. When using modern techniques that enable maximal tissue control, it takes generally less than an hour.

Lip lifting is practiced under local anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. 

Patients leave the surgical center the same day and recover at home with very precise instructions, such as not drinking from a straw.

Your first post-operative appointment will take place 5 to 7 days later, where your stitches will be removed and your wound will be examined. At that point, you can return to your regular activities and any bruising can be hidden with concealer. 

Light physical activity can be resumed after a week, but for more vigorous activities like weightlifting, it is recommended to wait three weeks to minimize bleeding risk.

After a week, you will be very presentable in society. The majority of swelling decreases over the first three months, but minimal (barely visible) swelling can persist for up to a year. 

It is important to look at multiple factors during your lip lift surgeon choice:

  1. Does your cosmetic doctor have specific expertise in facial surgery and anatomy to be able to minimize complications?
  2. Can the doctors perform all types of procedures on the lips to be able to choose which one is most adapted to your needs?
  3. Did you have a positive experience and feel comfortable during your consultation?

Carefully selected patients can benefit from hyaluronic acid lip injections.

Nothing replaces consultation with a doctor that offers all procedures (non-invasive and invasive) to determine the options best suited for your face.

Dr. Moubayed can advise patients judiciously with regards to the best options according to their facial needs.

At Clinique Face MD, we are obsessed with proper wound care and scar optimization. Our recommendations include:

  1. Proper wound care (as instructed) and prescribed ointment in the first week after surgery
  2. Silicone gel in the first three months
  3. PDL laser treatments (VBeam Perfecta) to decrease redness
  4. If  needed, monthly 5FU and corticosteroid injections 
  5. If needed, CO2 laser for scar resurfacing

All of these options are available at Face MD

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Warning: These photos are published as an indication to provide information on the nature of the intervention. They do not constitute a guarantee of results.

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