A lip lift is aimed at people who are unhappy with the length of their upper lip area and want to improve their smile.
The obsession with full, luscious lips can be seen throughout history with paintings in art galleries where you see ancient artifacts, medieval paintings and Greek goddesses, all with plump and kissable lips. A Beverly Hills upper lip lift can change how you start your day with a real smile and renewed enthusiasm.
A lip lift, also known as an upper lip lift is a surgical and non-surgical procedure that corrects and reshapes the cosmetic appearance of the lips to boost the prominence of the vermilion border and enhance the look of the lips. A lip lift shortens the space between the top of the lips and the bottom of the nose through a bullhorn-shaped strip of skin below the nostrils.
A Beverly Hills upper lip lift usually takes about an hour and is done in an outpatient setting. Local anesthesia is provided to numb the area for comfort. An incision is made by the lip lift surgeon to remove a strip of skin under your nose and shorten the space between your nostrils and the top of your lip.
Excess skin is removed to shorten its vertical length, which can be accomplished by making an incision along the lip roll or under the nose (the more popular approach is referred to as a bullhorn upper lip lift). After the excess skin has been taken out, the incision is closed with sutures placed underneath the skin and removed by the surgeon a week after your procedure.
The goal of a Bullhorn lip lift in Los Angeles is to decrease the distance between your upper lips and your nose to make your lips appear fuller and your smile more attractive by exposing your upper teeth. The cupid’s bow of your lip can be made curvier by slightly reshaping it. A specific geometric pattern is made often reflecting four surgical categories: direct lip lift (DLL), indirect lip lift (ILL), corner of the mouth lift (CML) and the V-Y lip advancement (VYLA).
There are also non-surgical lip lift options more commonly referred to as a lip augmentation which uses injectables and collagen induction treatments to give you the best non-surgical lip enhancement to fit your needs.
Thin lips can be enhanced with injectable fillers, such as Botox, Juvederm, Volbella, and Restylane, and fat injections or fat grafting. Fillers can make your lips look fuller for several months with little to no risk. Silicone or saline lip implants and fat injections are longer-lasting options.
You are a good candidate for a Bullhorn lift lip in Los Angeles if you are in good overall physical health, do not currently smoke and have realistic expectations. Anyone with a thin upper lip (the pink part of the lip), an elongated upper lip (top of the pink portion to the bottom of the nose) or has minimal teeth showing when smiling are all great candidates to make a decision that will change their lives forever.
There are plenty of benefits to getting an upper lip lift in Beverly Hills by our renowned plastic surgeons. Some of those benefits include:
The results from an upper lip lift are long lasting and, for the most part, a permanent procedure. There is a small chance for a relapse but most of the results are permanent.
Lip lifts are generally considered to be safe and have been performed successfully by a lip lift surgeon for a long time. The procedures are minimally invasive and are performed with local anesthesia on an outpatient basis.
The most common side effects from lip lifts include swelling, bruising, lip distortions, numbness and soreness near the incision that usually go away a few days after your procedure. You should call your doctor if swelling lasts longer than a week or two or if you notice a change in sensation near your scar.
Your scar will be minimal and the red incision disappears fairly quickly. The incision is usually placed at the base of your nose so it becomes a no scar lip lift over time. The scar is discreet, and goes unnoticed by other people. You may feel self-conscious but other people will not notice the scar.
A couple of weeks prior to your upper lip lift in Beverly Hills, you should stop smoking and drinking alcohol (it increases the possibility of bruising and swelling) and taking any herbal medications, supplements, Aspirin and Ibuprofen (which can cause bleeding). You should also avoid fish oils, garlic extract and Vitamin E. On the day of your Los Angeles lip lift surgery, make sure to have someone drive you home.
Your lips will look fuller immediately after an upper lip lift but you won’t see the final look until all the swelling, bruising and scarring settles down between three to six months. You may experience bruising and swelling for up to two weeks and numbness for a few weeks after your procedure. You may experience some discomfort but it should not hinder you from doing your normal activities.
Here are other tips to help you in your recovery:
As with most Los Angeles plastic surgery procedures, costs vary widely for each practice and its location. Every surgery has different individual requirements. You have unique physical attributes that will be customized by your doctor. Make sure you choose a board-certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills who will understand your specific needs and desires to get the changes that you want.
You may also consider CareCredit, a healthcare financing affordable program that can be used exclusively for healthcare-related expenses. Since few cosmetic surgery procedures are covered by insurance and interest rates on credit cards are high, CareCredit is an alternative line of credit that offers no interest if you pay the full payments.
Find the best upper lip lift surgeon in Beverly Hills who is board-certified in plastic surgery and who will understand your specific needs and your desires to do the changes that you want.
Dr. Ordon and Dr. Chopra are renowned Beverly Hills lip lift surgeons with the education and experience to take care of you and your desire for a change in your life.
Dr. Ordon is currently an associate professor of surgery at Keck/USC School of Medicine and assistant professor of plastic surgery at Dartmouth School of Medicine and The University of Connecticut. Dr. Ordon is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Double Boarded Society of Plastic Surgeons and the California Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Dr. Ordon is a diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery, the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and the National Board of Medical Examiners. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the International College of Surgeons, and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
After graduating with an Engineering degree, Dr. Chopra received a Master in Medical Sciences followed by his Medical Degree from the prestigious Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Chopra received many accolades during his Medical School career, including the Alpha Omega Alpha award given to the top 10% of medical students followed by the award for top surgical student in 1999.
Dr. Chopra returned home to Los Angeles to complete a six-year general surgery residency at the world famous Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills where he excelled and was named Chief Administrative Resident for the 2005-2006 academic year followed by being named the most outstanding resident of 2006. Dr. Chopra continued his expertise in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York where a plastic surgery fellowship provided him with extensive experience in complex aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the entire body.
“This procedure works to give you youthful, full, natural lips. This is the gold standard for Bridgett Bardot lips.” Dr. Ordon
During your upper lip lift consultation, a lip lift surgeon will review your medical history and ask questions about your current and past medical conditions, including past surgeries. This will include any medications you are currently taking or have taken recently and if you are allergic to any particular medications. The doctor will examine and measure your face with your mouth open and closed, including smiling. You can bring photos of someone whose smile and lips you like.
You will have an opportunity to ask all of your questions about what is involved with an Ordon and Chopra lip lift. You will be able to discuss why you want an upper lip lift and what your expectations are for your new appearance. The doctor will listen to your concerns and make a recommendation on the optimal lip treatment for your goals. Before and after photos can be shown during your visit so you can see how our doctors have successfully performed some of the best lip lifts Beverly Hills has to offer. Your treatment will be based on your facial anatomy and personal aesthetic preferences to provide you with the best lip rejuvenation treatment that will give you renewed self-confidence and a brand new smile.
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