Who Is a Good Candidate for a Lip Lift?

If you’re looking for a way to enhance your lips, you may believe dermal fillers are your only option. However, many people get better results with a surgical lip lift than they do with fillers. How can you tell whether this procedure is right for you?

What Can a Lip Lift Do for You?

A lip lift is a surgical procedure designed to shorten the distance between the upper lip and the base of the nose, extending the visible portion of the pink upper lip. This surgery will increase your lips’ height without adding volume and allow you to show more of your top teeth when you smile.

When performing a lip lift, Dr. Yula Indeyeva can improve the aesthetic appearance of your lips and smile in several ways:

  • Enhance your friendly smile by exposing more teeth
  • Bring more balance and harmony to your facial features
  • Make you look younger and more attractive

What Characteristics Do Lip Lift Candidates Share?

Most people in good overall health with realistic expectations are well-qualified for a lip lift. If you smoke, quitting will minimize your chances of experiencing complications such as slow healing. 

Most people who seek a lip lift feel that their mouth is not as full and sensual as they want it to be. If your mouth is disproportional to your other facial features or you are dissatisfied with any aspect of your smile, a lip lift could benefit you.

Lip Lift Surgery vs. Fillers – Which Should You Get?

Dr. Indeyeva can help you achieve beautiful, natural-looking results with both lip lifts and fillers. Still, if you are looking for permanent results with no need for ongoing maintenance, you may want to explore a lip lift. That’s because fillers will eventually wear off as your body metabolizes them.

A lip lift may be right for you if you are willing to commit to a recovery period that involves taking some time away from work and social responsibilities. Dr. Indeyeva will provide you with follow-up instructions that help reduce swelling and speed the healing process. You can look forward to seeing enhanced definition and a better facial balance for years after getting your lip lift surgery.

Though a lip lift will create excellent, satisfying results on its own, many people find they can achieve even better outcomes when they pair this surgery with other procedures, especially a facelift. While a facelift can dramatically improve the appearance of your mid- and lower face, especially your cheeks, chin, and jawline, your lips may still appear flattened and reveal your age. Adding a lip lift to your facelift can enhance your smile and improve your entire perioral area.

Schedule Your Austin Lip Lift Consultation Today

Dr. Indeyeva uses her skills as a Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon to deliver outstanding results and care to patients throughout the Austin area. She is excited to enhance lives, elevate confidence, and enable people to look and feel their best at any age. As someone who has benefited from getting plastic surgery, she understands her patients’ motivation for self-improvement.

To learn more about working with a compassionate fellowship-trained female plastic surgeon, your next step is to meet with Dr. Indeyeva in a private consultation. Contact us today to make an appointment.

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