A lip lift is a cosmetic surgery that can create a more aesthetic upper lip contour by shortening the space between the nose and lips. Achieving natural-looking lip lift results requires superior surgical skill and an artistic eye, so it is important to choose your surgeon accordingly. Renowned facial plastic surgeon Dr. Regina Rodman is considered a top provider of lip lifts in Houston. As a result of her advanced training and extensive experience in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Rodman is exceptionally qualified and skilled when it comes to enhancing even the most delicate areas of the face.
What is a Lip Lift?
At Face Forward Houston lip lift is a procedure that permanently increases the vertical show of the upper lip. It is a great alternative to lip injections because the procedure is permanent. It is also the best way to create a fuller upper lip without increasing the projection. A lip lift gives the upper lip a fuller appearance but does not need to be maintained every few months. It’s also a great option for patients who would like to increase dental show. It is a procedure that can be done by itself in the office with local anesthesia or as part of other surgeries, such as facial feminization.
A lip lift is a great alternative to lip filler, or it can be done in addition to lip filler. With lip filler, patients may gain volume and horizontal projection, but there is a limit to the amount of vertical height they can gain. A lip lift gives a vertical show of the lip without increasing the fullness. This avoids an “overfilled” or “duck ” looking lip.
appear more youthful and feminine
During a lip lift Houston Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Rodman, removes an ellipse of skin beneath the nose. This reduces the length of the philtrum. The philtrum is the skin between the upper lip and the nose. As we age, the distance between the nose and the upper lip lengthens, and the upper lip becomes thinner. A lip lift shortens this distance by removing a wedge of skin right under the nose. The upper lip is then pulled up, which helps to show more pink lips as well as more teeth. A fuller upper lip helps you appear more youthful and feminine.
A Volumizing Boost
There are three categories of patients who are good candidates for lip lifts. The first is patients who desire facial feminization. Men often have a thin upper lip with a long philtrum. A lip lift will permanently feminize the lips during facial feminization surgery. The second group is women and men whose upper lip has lost volume with age. As we age, the distance between the nose and the top lip (called the philtrum) lengthens. Shortening this distance and restoring the pink lip gives you a rejuvenated and youthful appearance. Young men and women may also be candidates for this procedure and make up the third category. Often patients who opt for a lip lift have had many cycles of lip injections and are looking for a more
To find out if a lip lift in Houston is right for you, schedule a consultation to discuss your options with Dr. Rodman. The Face Forward team looks forward to providing the personalized care and amazing results you deserve!
Recovery times from a lip lift are brief. If done in the office, you can go home the same day and can take Tylenol and Ibuprofen only for pain. Sutures stay in for one week. The scar hides very well under the nose and is barely visible when it is healed. You will have to continue scar care for one year. The best results are achieved if you avoid sun exposure and use scar gel diligently. After two weeks, you can begin covering the scar up with makeup as needed.
The long-term maintenance of your final results is of utmost importance, which is why we provide detailed instructions for caring for your new lip lift to ensure the best outcomes.
Perfect Your Pout
When you’re ready for your lip lift Houston Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Regina Rodman, will perform the procedure at her surgery center located in Houston, TX. The procedure takes about an hour in its entirety, and it can be performed in the office. Most patients choose to take some medicine to help them relax during the procedure. With the medication, you will still be awake but drowsy and calm. The area is numbed with local anesthesia before the procedure so you don’t feel pain.
It may take a few weeks for your regular smile to reappear. Please schedule follow-up appointments with Dr. Rodman so that she can check on your recovery.
The good news is that lip lifts are straightforward procedures that cause little to no discomfort. Your only potential risks are swelling and bruising. The application of moisturizing ointment to the suture site will speed up recovery, although pain medication is usually unnecessary.
Each lip enhancement procedure performed by Dr. Rodman is customized based on your anatomy and aesthetic goals. The price of a lip lift is affected by the total surgery time, the techniques required, and whether you combine the procedure with additional facial plastic surgeries. On it’s own, lip lifts start under $130 per month.* *with 36 month approved financing by Patient Fi
Schedule Your Houston Plastic Surgery Consultation Today
The Face Forward process starts with a consultation. You will meet with Dr. Rodman (either in the office or via video call) to discuss the result or look you want to achieve. Dr. Rodman will review and educate you about your options and schedule you for the procedure of your choice. Follow-up appointments will be scheduled as necessary. Achieve your look and enjoy the new you! Schedule your consultation for plastic surgery in Houston at Face Forward today.
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