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.
"My experience at "Plastic Surgery Vegas" practice has been amazing.Everyone I came in contact with was very welcoming and professional. I can not speak highly enough of Dr. Higgins and his close staff (Laura & Kristin). This was to be my 4th breast augmentation in 25years (my 1st with Dr. Higgins), which included reconstruction/lift due to wanting to go smaller with this surgery. After my initial consultation with Dr. Higgins, I felt very comfortable and confident to proceed, but as a nurse, I had a few more questions. His reception had no problem scheduling an additional appointment to address any additional concerns. In my career as a nurse, I have met and worked with many physicians over the years. I have come across very few surgeons as authentic, caring, skilled and talented as Dr. Higgins. I felt that Dr. Higgins really listened to me, and addressed my questions and concerns. As most people are,,,, I was nervous about the surgery but felt very taken care of by Dr. Higgins and his staff all the way into to O.R. and just prior to being put to sleep. In all of my previous surgeries, I had never been met with such attention and compassion up to and beyond my surgery. Additionally, my results are PHENOMENAL, and have far exceeded my expectations. I would trust & recommend Dr. Higgins, as well as "Plastic Surgery Vegas" not only to complete strangers, but to anyone I love and care about. Las Vegas is a city that attracts lots of Plastic surgeons, which can make choosing a quality Plastic surgeon VERY difficult. I took my time, I did my research, and am extremely happy I did. If you expect quality care and results, Dr. Higgins, and Plastic Surgery Vegas will far exceed your expectations."- M.N. / Google / Jan 25, 2020
"My Only Regret is That I Waited 15 Years! - Although I had contemplated a BA for nearly 15 years, I had never had, nor been able to take the time off of work necessary for a proper recovery; while the pandemic seemed like a less than ideal situation, knowing that I wouldn't be rushed back to work was certainly a bonus, and thus I began my consultations. Living in Las Vegas, I met with six local surgeons as well as a remote consultation with a surgeon in Scottsdale, AZ - I wanted to do my due diligence, as well as meet those my girlfriends had recommended so highly.Dr. Edwards has a wonderful bedside manner, and speaks to you with a professionalism that isn't the least bit patronizing (as a medical practitioner myself, it's infuriating to be talked down to, and I can only imagine the frustration as a lay-person.) While I was completing my Vectra scan, he pulled up his previous bodybuilding clients with comparable stats, something no other PS did; we discussed that I wanted a very natural result, that matched my proportions, rather than looking like I came to Vegas to have my breasts done. He was one of two PS I met with who didn't try to coax me into something larger, and I came out of surgery with exactly what we had discussed: 295ccL/310ccR Natrelle Inspira Soft Touch Moderate Profile Silicone Unders. I couldn't have been happier then, and now, seven weeks later, I am still just as elated. At 6WPO, I was cleared to return to the gym, albeit carefully, and have spent the past week testing out different movements from my usual program (excluding chest, obviously) with no issues at all; recovery has genuinely been a breeze."- I. / RealSelf / Jul 28, 2020
"This is my second surgery with Dr Edwards, and I have to say that the experience was as good as the first one. I developed a severe capsular contracture after a breast revision with a different doctor. Dr Edwards have been trying really hard to help me with my issues, and even though it has been a long and painful journey getting my normal breasts again, I am and forever will be grateful that I met Dr Edwards because he is an outstanding physician, he has great bedside manners. He treats me like I am part of his family, he never appears to be in a rush, he will take the time to answer all your questions, and makes sure you are well taken care by everyone in the office. He has done everything and anything possible to prevent my body from developing a capsular contracture, and I trust him without hesitation. So far, my breasts look perfect, and I am very hopeful that this time my body will take the implants. Also, I am very thankful to Cathy that has been with me from the beginning of this long journey. She is kind, professional and very knowledgeable. If I ever had a concern, she was always available to resolve any issue. I never really had to request to talk to Dr Edwards because Cathy, and this time Cynthia too, always took care of anything I needed. Thank you so much ladies! Also, Sandra is Dr Edwards financial assistant, and she is awesome, and very helpful with the financial part of the process. Finally, the office is beautiful, clean and very welcoming. Everyone in the office, including the front desk clerk are very nice and friendly. I highly recommend to anyone looking for a great plastic surgeon to go see Dr Edwards because you won’t regret it. He is the best of the best! Thank you Dr Edwards for all that you do to makes us look pretty and confident! ❤️🙏🏼"- A.J. / Google / Jul 20, 2020
"I Am Forever Thankful - Dr Edwards did my breast implants revision due to capsular contraction. And I have to say that meeting him it is the best thing that happened to me. Besides being highly skilled on this procedure, and doing an outstanding job, he is very kind, professional and always treat you like you are part of his family. My surgery went very well. I had minimal pain, no swelling and no bruising. He followed me frequently so check my progress. His assistants Cathy and Cynthia are super sweet, caring and extremely knowledgeable, you can tell that they are well trained. Every time I had a question or concern, they always called me back with a solution or answer to my problem. I always felt confident that if I needed something, he was always available to talk to me, but like I mentioned before, Cathy and Cynthia were so awesome that many times they answered my questions very well that I did not need to talk to Dr Edwards. Also, Sandra is Dr Edwards financial assistant and she is awesome, she will work with you through the process and will do her best to find you the best financial option for you.I highly recommend Dr Edwards to anyone that is looking for a great plastic surgeon. Trust me on this! You won’t regret meeting him. He is the best in town! Thank you for giving me back my confidence! I am forever grateful to Dr Edwards, Cathy and Cynthia for making this experience less traumatic."- A. / RealSelf / Jul 18, 2020
"Love the team! Dr. Silver is super nice and great caring. Love my results. He knows what he’s doing 👌"- V.N. / Google / Feb 05, 2020
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.