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Lip Lift Augmentation

What is Lip Lift?

Lip Lifting is the process of narrowing the area between the upper lip and the nose. The long distance between the lip and the nose causes the red parts of the upper lip to be less visible. This causes the person's lips to feel thin. Sometimes it is not possible to solve such problems with lip augmentation. In such cases, the preferred lip lift surgery, the upper lip is lifted by pulling up and the visibility of the red part is increased.

There are some proportions in the face area. There is also a ratio for the lip area. To put it this way: In the area from the lower part of the nose to the chin area, the nose-upper lip should be 1/3, while the lower lip and chin should be 2/3. We are trying to achieve this rate with the lip lift operation.

Am I eligible for lip lift?

  • People who do not want to repeat the filling once a year, who want to enlarge their lips permanently, can get an expert opinion for lip lift application.
  • Those who think that their lips curl inward with increasing age,
  • Those who feel that the lips, which were fuller when they were young, droop with age,

Who is suitable for lip lift surgery?

With the progression of age, sagging occurs in almost every part of our face, eyebrows, eyelids, cheeks, neck, as well as the upper lip. Patients with upper lip lift surgery are most commonly seen in advanced ages. Contrary to what is known, anyone over the age of 18 can have this surgery. In addition, the upper lip may be long genetically apart from age. Many patients who are interested in lip lift are usually unaware of this situation. Therefore, they have lip augmentation, but they are still not satisfied with the result, because having lip augmentation causes the lip to lengthen, so patients who will have lip lift or lip augmentation are preferred to consult with specialist physicians.

How is Bullhorn (Lip Lift) lip lift surgery performed?

During lip lift surgery; In order to shorten the length of the upper lip, excess skin is removed with a special operation at the base of the nose. An indistinct, hidden and usually not disturbing scar remains on the base of the nose. In some very rare cases, it may be necessary to remove the skin from the lip line, but the possibility of disturbing the scar that will remain here is a little higher, especially in young patients.

Recovery process after Lip Lift

The recovery period after lip lift surgery varies between 5 and 7 days. In this process, you should do an ice massage on your upper lip. It is normal to have swelling in the lip for the first 3 days after the surgery. You can return to your daily life by removing the stitches within 5 days. However, it may take 4-6 months for the edema to completely pass and the facial expression to settle.

When Does Lip Swelling Go away after Lip lift?

This swelling continues for about 3 days and decreases over time and disappears within a week. During this one-week period, a feeling of tension may occur, especially when numbness in the upper lip, decrease in lip movements, and laughing gestures occur, this is quite normal. Medicines used with the advice of a physician make the first week of the process much more comfortable. The swelling subsides by showing improvement within a week.

What is Lip Filling?

Lip filler; It is the process of injecting dermal fillers into and around the lips in order to change the appearance of the lip, shape it or add volume to the lips. The filler used during this aesthetic operation is hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid, which keeps the skin smooth while repairing the tissues, is in harmony with the human body. This method is known as the most natural lip filling application among lip aesthetic methods.

How is Lip Filling Made?

After deciding with the doctor how you want your lip to be, an anesthetic cream is applied to the lip area or local anesthesia is applied from the gum. Thus, no pain is felt during the procedure. After the anesthesia shows its effect, the filler is injected into the middle part of the skin with a very fine-tipped needle.

Types of Lip Fillers

It has been tried to fill the lip with many permanent substances for long periods, but all of them have failed. Today, lip augmentation is made with Hyaluronic acid (HA). HA fillings are not permanent, it varies according to the type, but generally they have a lifespan of 6-12 months. HA is a substance that is already present in the body. Therefore, the side effects are much less compared to other materials.

Who Can Have Lip Filling?

Lip filling is used as an effective method in the treatment of vertical lip wrinkles, age-related loss of shape of the lips and sagging of the corners of the mouth, who want fuller lips at a young age and at an advanced age.

Are There Any Side Effects of Lip Filling?

The side effects of hyaluronic acid are much less than other materials. It is a product that already exists in the body and is approved by the FDA. Sometimes mild redness and rarely bruising may occur at the injection site. These processes heal in 2-3 days without leaving a trace.