Luscious lips are a sign of youth and vitality, unfortunately, the most common treatment, lip fillers, have a limited capacity to rejuvenate an aging lip. Sagging of the upper lip is due to many factors including changes in the structure of the facial skeleton and soft tissues. Plumping the lips using fillers does not compensate for these structural changes, meaning attempts to fill the lips to correct for these changes can leave the lips looking artificial and out of proportion with facial harmony. Dr. Matthew Hand, and the team at Thomas Dermatology, which has locations in Henderson and Las Vegas, Nevada, are skilled in minimally invasive surgical restoration of the lips and are experts in creating youthful authentic appearing lips.
A lip lift is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that corrects the sagging upper lip, restoring a more youthful position and shape. Lip lifts are often combined with other procedures to correct the numerous changes that occur around the lips with aging. By addressing the multiple components of aging, Dr. Hand is able to achieve natural-looking youthful lips.
The main benefits of a lip lift at Thomas Dermatology include:
Expert surgeons at Thomas Dermatology use the latest advances in technology and surgical procedures to ensure the best outcome.
If you’re experiencing a droopy, thin, upper lip then you might be a candidate for a lip lift. Dr. Matthew Hand will meet with you to review your goals and treatment options as well as what to expect during the procedure before personalizing a treatment plan that matches your needs.
Prior to your procedure, your surgeon will review your operative plan, including all adjunct procedures, and answer any questions you may have. Comprehensive pre- and post-operative instructions will also be provided. Follow your surgeon’s instructions prior to undergoing any surgery. This could include asking you to stop taking certain medications.
Lip lift surgery is performed in the office under local anesthesia with light sedation. After you’re comfortable and numb, Dr. Hand will perform your lip lift along with any additional procedures around the lips and mouth. Adjunct procedures include volumization with fat grafting or fillers as well as laser resurfacing to improve wrinkles.
You will be discharged home the same day as the procedure. Be sure to have a friend or family member drive you home, as you will not be allowed to drive after sedation. A comprehensive list of medications and instructions are provided to ensure you take optimal care and get the best results possible.
Downtime after surgery depends on what procedures you’ve had performed and typically ranges from 1-2 weeks with minimal exertional activity.
To learn more about lip lifts and find out if you’re a candidate for the procedure, call Thomas Dermatology or schedule an appointment online today.