About Lip Lift surgery
Plastic Surgery Vegas offers an extensive list of aesthetic procedures for the face, including lip lifts. This minimally invasive procedure reshapes and provides a distinct definition to the curves and peaks of the lips to create a more voluminous appearance. If you have thin or deflated-looking lips, a surgical lip lift may be the solution for you. In addition, we offer several different types of dermal fillers that can enhance the look of your lips if you are not ready for a surgical procedure. Fillers can also be combined with your surgical lip lift to elevate your results. During your appointment at Plastic Surgery Vegas, our skilled team of specialists will evaluate your cosmetic concerns and determine if a lip lift procedure will help you meet your aesthetic goals.
Lip Lift Reviews
"I am a patient of Dr. Higgins and Dr. Tam. Dr. Higgins performed a plastic surgery on me as well as a lip filler. I’m thrilled with the results! He and his assistant Laura are so welcoming, approachable and thorough! Dr. Tam treats the veins in my legs. She and her assistant, Gail, are funny, smart and sweet! I love my beauty dream team and think you will too!"- M. / Google / Sep 28, 2018
"Coming from a health and beauty background, I am very particular about having services such as injectables and facials performed on me—especially when I can do (most of them) myself. Plastic Surgery Vegas’ reputation has remained sterling for so many years and after experiencing it first-hand, I can see why. Forget that they have a beautifully appointed office, supported by an equally good-looking staff and equipped with some of the most state-of-the-art technology. Instead, let’s focus on the process... Dr. Silver’s assessments are client-centered, detailed and thorough. The procedures are performed gently and meticulously (you’ll see). What I like most is the conservative approach, favoring the more “natural” look. It’s easy for doctors to tell their patients: “You could use some here, some there...”, and trust they have your best interest—not always the case. Some practitioners don’t know how to say “no” entirely and take your money. That explains why you see so many homogenized caricatures of women with overinflated lips and unnatural facial contours. If that’s what you’re into, don’t waste your time, this is not the place. On the less invasive side, I’ve had a facial performed by Whitney. The skin assessment was so comprehensive (ugh! more hyperpigmentation and sun damage than I thought). After seeing my glowing skin after my treatment, I think I’m opting to do more in-office facials. I forgot how relaxing they were…My philosophy when it comes to “assistance” is to restore, improve, and enhance—the something’s different (in a good way), but I’m not certain what it is look—not exaggerating and altering ones face entirely. Plastic Surgery Vegas is aligned with my ideology on aesthetics and I am so pleased I finally found my one-stop shop for all things beauty."- S.B. / Google / May 28, 2019
"What an AMAZING place! The office is absolutely beautiful and staff are professional, caring, and make you feel at home. I tried lip fillers 2 weeks ago, and they look 100% natural! I was very nervous and have never had anything done, but Kim F made my first experience pleasant and very comfortable. She took the time to understand my request to look natural and used a minimal amount per my request. If you want your lips done correctly and to look natural, go see Kim! She's absolutely wonderful!"- L.A. / Google / Jan 25, 2020
"Hyaluronidase is Safe Don't Suffer with Bad Filler! - I'm writing the review because I too was unsure of hyaluronidase and confused about the reviews. I'm here to reassure you that , it does work. I had juvaderm ultra plus in my nasolabial folds and the plastic surgeon inh bred very high on the corners of my nose causing a buttress , enhancing my nasalis muscle bs distorting my smile. I saw the immediate change in my smile and asked him to undo it at my 2 week follow up. He said he does not know how to use the reversal agent and told me to wait for my body to dissolve it on its own. 30 months later I saw only minimal change and went to Dr. Goesel Anson in Las Vegas who stated the vycriss technology makes it more difficult to dissolve if a patient waits . Thankfully she started to dissolve it and it has become softer and less noticeable. Although I am not back to my old face, I do look better. I have not noticed any of my own tissue being affected. It usually takes multiple times at tiny doses with a weekly follow up. You need to go to a doctor that uses the enzyme for corrections regularly and not just any injector. Filler CAN last for years and it can cause your own collagen stimulation. I have noticed no scar tissue in my own face buty nasilabial folds are not ax pronounced and it has been 30 months since I used my one and only filler. It may get encapsulated or it may have been placed inappropriately or too much may have been used. Please note that skin under the eyes is different . Lips are also different. I can only let you know if my experience . I have had juvaderm ultra filler in my lips with Dr. Michaela Tozzi, DDS in Las Vegas and have had no bruising or bumps and am very happy. I am not sure I would recommend nasolabial injections after my experience. Good luck to all of you and God bless."- I. / RealSelf / May 18, 2017
"I am a patient of Dr. Higgins and Dr. Tam. Dr. Higgins performed a plastic surgery on me as well as a lip filler. I’m thrilled with the results! He and his assistant Laura are so welcoming, approachable and thorough! Dr. Tam treats the veins in my legs. She and her assistant, Gail, are funny, smart and sweet! I love my beauty dream team and think you will too!"- M. / Google / Aug 29, 2018
Is a lip lift for me?
This plastic surgery includes the weakening of the upper lip, causing it to lower to help hide the gums in patients who feel that they have an excessively gummy smile. This surgery is minimally invasive, uncomplicated in nature, and typically provides positive outcomes. It can also be completed with dermal fillers or performed as a standalone procedure. During your scheduled consultation, please explain your individual needs and specific concerns so that the correct lip procedure is selected.
Currently, there are various procedures that can be considered during a lip lift procedure, and the most common are:
- Gull-wing lip lift: This procedure is typically used to improve the appeal of the vermilion, also known as the lip line, which constructs the top of the Cupid’s bow. For this procedure, the skin is carefully removed and the lips are reshaped and lifted to strengthen the depth of the vermilion.
- Sub-nasal lip lift: During this surgery, a tiny section of skin from under the nose will be detached and then lifted and stitched into place under it. This sub-nasal lip lift technique helps the lips to appear larger and fuller, increasing the volume of vermilion and emphasizing the Cupid’s bow.
after a lip lift
Lip lift surgery is meticulous in nature but commonly provides lovely, quick outcomes. Depending upon the technique agreed upon, general or local anesthesia may be required. Lip surgery may take only a few minutes or may take up to two hours, depending on your facial contour and unique needs. Along with slight pain, you should expect swelling and bruising the first two weeks following a lip lift surgery as the lips and face are delicate areas. It may take a couple of months for the final results of a lip surgery to be completely revealed. When the bruising and swelling have gone down, you should see noticeable improvements and dramatic results.
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Will there be scarring?
Our seasoned team of cosmetic surgeons are highly trained and experienced in performing lip lift surgery. For this reason, we will strategically place stitches and make incisions within the natural curves of the lips to make any scarring as inconspicuous as possible.
How much skin will need to be removed?
The amount of tissue that needs to be removed is dependent on your specific lip contour and personal goals. Generally, we remove about 5mm – 7mm of tissue, but this will vary from patient to patient. During your initial consultation, we can discuss this further.
Can I combine another procedure?
Yes. Many of our patients opt to combine another procedure with their lip surgery. Most commonly, dermal fillers are included, but other nonsurgical and surgical options can be performed as well. We offer a long list of facial surgeries, including cheek augmentation, nose surgery, and facelifts.
Kiss Thin Lips Goodbye
Although lip surgery is precise in nature, it often produces beautiful results. There is no need to worry about leaving Plastic Surgery Vegas with "duck lips." Our team performs lip procedures that offer dramatic yet natural-looking results that enhance the overall appearance of your face. If you are considering a lip lift and believe that now is the time, say goodbye to your flat lips and contact Plastic Surgery Vegas to schedule a consultation with our team.