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Woman resting her chin in her hand showing her jawline

Lip Lift

Lip Lift in Austin, TX, With Dr. Yula Indeyeva

A surgical lip lift shortens the distance between the upper lip and the base of the nose, extending the visible portion of the pink upper lip. It also increases the visibility of the central teeth. This procedure is a good option for patients who want to increase the height of their lips without adding additional volume.

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There are many specialized techniques for performing lip lift surgery in Austin, TX. Dr. Yula Indeyeva will use her expertise as a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon to determine the best approach for creating a natural-looking result that complements your other facial features.

Benefits of a Lip Lift

If you are looking for a way to enhance your lips, you may believe fillers are your only option. However, many of Dr. Indeyeva’s patients enjoy more dramatic, longer-lasting results with a surgical lip lift than they do with dermal fillers.

With age, the lips tend to lose volume as collagen and elastin production naturally declines. A lip lift is a surgical procedure designed to help patients achieve a more balanced appearance.

Lip lift surgery can improve your lips and smile in several ways:

  • Extends the visible portion of the pink upper lip
  • Helps you show more of your teeth when you smile
  • Increases your lips’ height without adding volume
  • Improves your mouth shape
  • Enhances the harmony among your facial features

Who Is a Good Candidate for a Lip Lift?

Most healthy people who do not smoke and have realistic expectations for their results are well-qualified to get lip lift surgery. Factors such as age, facial anatomy, skin elasticity, and medical history are assessed during a consultation with a plastic surgeon to determine if the procedure is suitable. Realistic expectations and disclosure of medical history are important. During a consultation, Dr. Indeyeva can assess your medical history, skin elasticity, and facial anatomy to determine if she can help you fulfill your goals with this procedure.

What to Expect From Your Lip Lift

Dr. Indeyeva performs lip lift surgery using local anesthesia. She’ll make an incision beneath your nose, where the resulting scar will be virtually invisible. By removing a thin strip of skin along the curve of your upper lip, she will subtly elevate it.  

A lip lift is an outpatient procedure, so you can return home immediately afterward.

Lip Lift Recovery and Results

Minor swelling, bruising, and pain are the most common side effects of a lip lift. You can manage these by keeping your head elevated, applying ice packs, and taking prescription or over-the-counter pain medication as directed. You’ll need to return to our office within a week of your procedure to have your stitches removed.

Most of our patients feel well enough to return to work within a week after surgery. However, for approximately ten days as you heal, you must carefully avoid using makeup on or around the incision site.

While you will notice some initial results immediately following your lip lift, the final appearance of your mouth will become evident about a month afterward, after the swelling is mostly gone. Results are long-lasting, and most patients only need to have one in their lifetime.

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Dr. Yula Indeyeva, a highly trained and board-certified facial plastic surgeon, is a specialist in surgical and non-surgical rejuvenation methods for the face, head, and neck. With her mastery of everything from dermal fillers to Extended Deep Plane Facelift, Dr. Indeyeva loves guiding her patients along their journey towards a more confident, empowered, and beautiful self.

Why Choose Dr. Indeyeva for Your Texas Lip Lift?

Few surgeons in Austin can match Dr. Indeyeva’s comprehensive training and expertise. After completing a five-year residency in head and neck surgery, followed by a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Indeyeva chose to focus her entire practice on the intricacies of facial anatomy. Dr. Indeyeva is now a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, which means she has undergone rigorous training and testing to earn this distinction.

Having undergone a rhinoplasty, Dr. Indeyeva brings a unique perspective to the doctor-patient relationship. She understands the considerations involved in trusting someone else to improve your appearance, and she takes that responsibility very seriously.

During your private consultation, Dr. Indeyeva will discuss your lip lift candidacy, surgical options, and costs in detail. Schedule your in-person meeting today to start your journey toward lips you’ll love.

Austin Lip Lift FAQs

Our patients usually rest at home for about a week after surgery while the swelling and bruising subside.

Please wait to resume strenuous activity until Dr. Indeyeva clears you to. However, you can take gentle walks starting the day after your lip lift surgery to increase circulation and speed up your healing process. Avoid doing anything that puts pressure on your lips for at least two weeks.

Depending on your goals, you may choose complementary surgeries, such as a facelift or rhinoplasty, to your customized aesthetic plan. You could also consider non-surgical alternatives like neuromodulators. During your consultation, Dr. Indeyeva will make recommendations that address your goals.

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