The Lip Lift with Dr. Hughes in Los Angeles
There are several variations of the lip lift and Dr. Hughes performs all variants.
The Bullhorn Lip Lift
Dr. Hughes performs what is referred to a bullhorn lift in which the incision is camouflaged at the base of the nose. The lip lift can be used for two purposes in general. The lip can be lifted to elevate it or make it look larger or both. In addition, the procedure can be used to reduce distance between the lip and the nose and to create better facial balance.
Best Lip Lift with Dr. Hughes in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills
BEFORE & AFTER GALLERY
Actual patient of Dr. Hughes
The Fashioning of the Lip Lift Scar
The most important consideration in this procedure is how the scar is fashioned. Dr. Hughes sometimes avoids the central portion of the incision and places the incisions totally within the nostrils. This of course depends upon a number of factors including preoperative lip anatomy and preoperative nose to lip distance. If the central portion of the incision must be made, the rest of the incision should be tapered back into the nostrils to allow for scar concealment.
The Day of Your Lip Surgery
You will come into the surgery center and will be taken back to a quiet room and given a pill to help calm you. The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia in about 1 hour. You can leave immediately following the procedure with a responsible adult.
Recovery and Results of the Lip Lift
Dr. Hughes will see you in 5 to 7 days for any stitch removal that is needed. The improvement in lip fullness and facial dimensions will be apparent immediately following surgery. Over the next several months the scar will continue to fade.