Are you unhappy with your thin lips? Perhaps your teeth don’t show when you smile. A warm, inviting smile is an important trait to have when meeting new people. A lip lift in Seattle, Washington can help to address these issues, giving you an attractive, beautiful smile.
What is a Lip Lift?
The lip lift procedure raises the position of the upper lip by shortening the distance between the upper lip and the bottom of the nose. A lip lift will increase the amount of exposed upper lip, resulting in a fuller lip appearance.
The Lip Lift Procedure
This procedure is performed in our state-of-the-art, accredited surgical facility in our Kirkland clinic and only requires local anesthesia. Our surgeon, Dr. Partington will begin by removing a small area of skin below the nose. The upper lip is then lifted, exposing more of the upper lip. The quantity of skin removed during this procedure depends on different factors, including gender and desired results. Muscles and nerves are left intact, as disturbing these structures could cause unwanted complications.
Lip Lift Recovery
A lip lift is an outpatient procedure, which means patients can return home after their surgery to recover. Swelling, tightness, and redness will occur, though this should subside within a week. Most patients can return to work three to four days following surgery. Full results are often seen in one month.