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Lip lift Dr Vivien Moris

Lip Lift

Liplift - Indication

If your upper teeth are not visible when your mouth is slightly open, this could be a good indication for a lip lift.

Hospital stay

The patient can go home the same day. 

Surgical technique

A small incision hidden under the nose to shorten the space between the nose and the upper lip.

Post-operative care

Only disinfection and cream on the scar


Around 1 hours under local or general anesthesia

Sports / Daily life

The patient should avoid lifting weights, including children, for one month. Normal sedentary activities can be resumed on the day of the surgery.

Lip Lift Dr Vivien Moris


What is a lip-lift?

A lip lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to enhance the appearance of the lips, particularly the upper lip. It involves making a small incision, usually concealed beneath the nose, to remove a strip of skin and lift the lip. This shortens the philtrum (the area between the nose and the upper lip) and increases the amount of pink lip that is visible, creating a fuller, more youthful appearance. The procedure can also help to define the cupid's bow and improve the overall facial balance. It's often sought by individuals who have a long upper lip area or who have experienced age-related changes in their lip shape.

How can I determine if I am a good candidate for a lip-lift?

You may be a good candidate for a lip-lift if you have a longer than average space between your nose and upper lip, desire more visible upper teeth when your mouth is slightly open, or wish to enhance the overall appearance of your lips. Ideal candidates are generally in good health, non-smokers, and have realistic expectations about the procedure's outcomes.

Where is the scar and how to improve it?

The scar from a lip lift is usually discreetly placed at the base of the nose, blending into the natural creases. To enhance its healing and appearance, it's important to follow post-surgical care instructions diligently, protect the area from sun exposure, and possibly use silicone gel or sheets. Advanced options like laser treatments, stem cells therapy like PRP, or topical creams can further improve the scar's appearance. 

Can I combine lip lift surgery with a facelift?

Yes, it's possible and it's a smart decision to combine various types of facial procedures, including eyelid surgery (both upper and lower blepharoplasty), temporal lift, facelift, buccal fat pad removal, and face fat transfer, to achieve a comprehensive facial rejuvenation tailored to individual goals and needs.

When can I resume sport activities?

It's important for patients to understand that the recovery period can vary, and returning to physical activity should be a gradual process. Typically, light activities, such as walking, can be resumed within a few days post-surgery, aiding circulation and recovery. However, it's crucial to avoid strenuous activities, especially those that involve the chest muscles like weight lifting for at least four to six weeks. This allows the implants to properly settle and the incision sites to heal. High-impact activities, such as running or jumping, should be reintroduced slowly and only after one month after the surgery.

What are the risks of a lip lift?

A lip lift, while generally safe, carries certain risks as with any surgical procedure. The most common risks include scarring, which can be more noticeable in some individuals, and asymmetry, where the lips might not be perfectly aligned post-surgery. There's also a risk of altered sensation or numbness in the lip area, which is usually temporary but can be permanent in rare cases. Infection and bleeding are potential risks, although they are relatively uncommon with proper surgical technique and postoperative care. Additionally, there's a small chance of dissatisfaction with the aesthetic outcome, necessitating further corrective procedures.

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