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Lip Lift

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Lip Lift

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. 

For more information or to request a consultation please call our dedicated cosmetic line at (702) 505-4327
This was my first visit at Thomas Dermatology and I’m so grateful with the genuine kindness by the staff! I was quite nervous for my appointment but was given some words of encouragement and calmed down quickly! I’m so grateful for them!
Kathryn D.
Dr. Hand was kind, compassionate and honest. I am thrilled and grateful that after one month of having the procedure the deep incision on my cheek is healing beyond my expectations.
Dawn W.
Vanessa Benes is the best! Caring, listens, down to earth, just all around great person & PA. I’m usually in and out within 30 minutes yet never feel rushed. Office is very organized and timely. I see Vanessa and so do my kids absolutely recommend.
Leray A.
Susie Smith has treated me for 10 years. I cannot express enough what excellent care she gives. Very thorough yearly skin checks. She has put my eczema in remission. Cleared up my acne and keeps my face and skin beautiful.
Annie T.
I always have great results with Christine Crovetti. Christine is a perfectionist. She takes her time and is very informative to what you request. I highly recommend her services.
Lorry M.
I got there right on time for my appointment and was called back immediately. Everyone from the nurse to the doctor was exceptional! Very patient, informative, and friendly!
Danny S.
Dr. Lieberman is personable, caring and very thorough. He’s been my dermatologist for over 10 years and he always takes time to discuss issues with me and answer any questions I might have. I never feel rushed and always believe I get the best medical care from him.
Patricia C.
Jordan Spoon was very professional and related really well to my 11 year old who was very nervous to be there. I would highly recommend her.
Marv H.
This is the third dermatology practice I have visited and the first one that treated me with professionalism and skill. I would definitely recommend this practice.
Joanne B.
Reylina was warm yet knowledgeable and professional, and delightful to visit with during my facial. I didn’t feel like she was trying to sell me on any products or services that wouldn’t benefit me and my specific skin type. Would 100% recommend!
Jennie T.
We love Dr. Michaels and Thomas Dermatology. They have been taking care of us for over 25 years, they have helped our whole family.
Annie B.
I took my 7 year old granddaughter to Thomas Dermatology and everyone there was very helpful, professional. Kylee was very patient with my granddaughter. Highly recommend!
Jeanette M.
Great experience as a first time patient. The check in was easy and the receptionist was very professional and friendly. Dr. Corbett was very friendly and easy to talk to about my concerns. She has a great disposition and is a good listener.
Andrew H.
I have been going to Thomas Dermatology for many years, starting at Post Road and now at the Centennial office. I have always been treated with kindness and with utmost professionalism.
Linda O.
It was amazing experience. The staff at the front desk were very friendly. I was taking back on time with no extra wait time. Terry Davis is amazing and very good at what he does. I was in out from the moment I walked in to back in car within 30 minutes.
Dan K.

Lip Lift Q & A

What is a lip lift?

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.

What are the benefits of a lip lift?

The main benefits of a lip lift at Thomas Dermatology include:

  • Correction of a sagging upper lip 
  • Fuller lips 
  • More pleasing smile
  • Reduction in lip wrinkles
  • Increased facial harmony

Expert surgeons at Thomas Dermatology use the latest advances in technology and surgical procedures to ensure the best outcome.

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Is lip lift surgery right for me?

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.

How should I prepare for lip lift surgery?

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. 

What happens during lip lift surgery?

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. 

What should I expect after the procedure?

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.