Your natural lips. Beautifully enhanced.
A lip lift is designed to elevate a thin or downturned mouth. It is done under local anesthesia and subtly lifts the corners of your mouth and shortens the distance between your upper lip and the base of your nose.
If you have a permanent frown or a large space between your nose and the top of your upper lip, a lip lift can subtly create a more attractive and pleasant expression.
There are two different types of lip lifts Rockford plastic surgeons at Pryor Health can provide. Depending on the option you select, the procedure has the power to:
Discover your new lips
A lip lift is a transformative procedure. Please take a moment to view our beautiful before and after gallery and discover the possibilities.
Our team can help you determine if a lip lift is in your best interest after discussing your cosmetic goals and evaluating your lips during an initial consultation. However, we generally recommend the procedure to patients who have:
The upper lip lift shortens the distance between the mouth and the base of the nose. By exposing more of the teeth and increasing the amount of pink lip that can be seen, the procedure creates a more attractive and youthful look.
The corner lip lift involves subtly elevating the edges of your mouth to create a more pleasant and relaxed appearance. It is designed for patients who look as though they are permanently frowning.
What To Expect
Your surgical experience will vary depending on which lift you are having done. Both are performed under local anesthesia and our medical experts will make sure that you are still able to move your mouth naturally after surgery. Here’s what to expect during each procedure:
Upper Lip Lift
The upper lip lift will begin with our surgeon creating a small incision at the base of the nose and removing a precise amount of skin and tissue. From there, they will elevate the lip to a new, heightened position – exposing your teeth, increasing the amount of pink lip that can be seen, and restoring a beautiful shape. The entire process takes about 90 minutes to complete.
Corner Lip Lift
The corner lip lift can be done on its own or in conjunction with the upper lip lift. To perform the procedure, the surgeon will remove a small wedge of tissue from each corner of your mouth. As they suture the openings back together, they will subtly elevate the edges and create a softer and more relaxed expression.
How to handle the recovery
Once your lip lift is complete, you will be free to return home and begin the recovery period. Here is a quick look at what to expect as you heal:
You are invited to book a treatment at Pryor Health where we offer a full range of Surgical, Medspa and Wellness services to take years off of your appearance. We are known for our results and care of our patients.