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Lip Lift

Improve the shape of your lips for a more natural-looking pout with a lip lift in Los Angeles. Achieve fuller, more pronounced lips to balance your facial symmetry for a younger appearance. Hughes Plastic Surgery offers several techniques to achieve the best results for your ideal pucker.

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Hughes Plastic Surgery is built on a foundation of principles that consistently sets the highest standards in plastic surgery, and continually exceeds patient expectations in results. The first critical component of Dr. Kenneth B. Hughes’ renowned success is the strength of the academic platform upon which the practice rests.

what is a lip lift?

As skin loses elasticity, it begins to sag, resulting in a droopy upper lip. A lip lift is a surgical procedure that aims to increase the visible pink tissue of your lips, elevating your upper lip. It can help reduce the distance between your nose and your upper lip for a more voluminous look.

ideal candidates

You are a good candidate for lip lift surgery if you are in good overall health and are a non-smoker. If you are bothered by the thin appearance of your upper lips, you may undergo a lip lift to augment your lips. If you want plumper lips but do not want to get temporary injectable fillers, this cosmetic procedure may be recommended for you.

lip lift options

Dr. Kenneth Hughes performs several variations of lip lift in Los Angeles.  The two most common variants are the bullhorn lip lift and the direct excisional lip lift and its variants.

bullhorn lip lift

Dr. Hughes performs what is referred to as a bullhorn lift in which the incision is camouflaged at the base of the nose. This 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 the distance between the lip and the nose and to create better facial balance and proportions.

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, if possible, 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 lip lift is frequently combined with rhinoplasty and facelift procedures.

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 for 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.

patient testimonial

This man is a genius. I had my 1st procedure done with Dr. Hughes in November 2014 and it was the best decision I ever made! He made the procedure seamless and stress-free, and I’m loving the results. Wish I would have called him sooner! Thank you, Dr. Hughes!!

cost of a lip lift

The cost of a lip lift may start at about $6500, but some can be very difficult and much more expensive due to previous scarring, trauma, or surgery.  The cost of lip lift procedures varies from patient to patient because they are tailored to each individual’s cosmetic goals. The total price may be affected by anesthetic fees, techniques used, the extent of work performed, and other fees.

set up your consultation

Find out more about how a lip lift in Los Angeles can produce lasting results to improve your pout. Contact us today at Hughes Plastic Surgery to arrange your consultation.

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