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Lip Lift

In Austin, TX

A permanently more youthful-looking lip

There are many treatment options available to patients who would like to increase the appearance of youth in their lips.

Such treatments include surgical solutions such as a lip lift or silicone implantation. A common non-surgical method of lip rejuvenation is dermal filler injection. While lip implants and fillers add volume to the lips to correct thinning, results from these procedures can sometimes appear stiff, puffy, and unnatural.

Lip lift produces permanent and natural-looking results without stiffness, puffiness, or repeated maintenance procedures. Your lip lift will shorten the distance between the upper lip and the nose to increase the visible area of the vermillion (or pink skin of the lips), producing the appearance of a fuller lip.

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What are the benefits of a Lip Lift?

Surgical lip lift offers various benefits to patients who would like to increase the appearance of youthfulness in their lips. A lip lift can also address the appearance of a downturned mouth and improve the shape and proportion of the mouth to the face.

A lip lift can produce a more pronounced lip line and a more youthful appearance as the front teeth are slightly more exposed. For patients who are also interested in adding volume to their lips, a lip lift can ensure that subsequent lip enhancement produces results that look natural. When we like the way we look, we love the way we feel. Austin Lip Lift at Saxon MD can give you permanent, natural-looking results you’ll love!

Who is a candidate for a Lip Lift?

If you have an upper lip that is too long you may be a candidate for a lip lift. This is caused by the upper lip elongating and hanging over the upper teeth as one ages. A more youthful upper lip is one that is full but short exposing the upper teeth when the mouth is open. If you look at any fashion magazine you can see examples of this as models often pose with their mouths open.

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Lip Lift procedure

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What exactly is a Lip Lift?

A lip lift is a procedure that can be done with or without lip augmentation and appears more natural than simply adding volume alone. It involves making an incision in the crease at the base of your nose and removing some of the skin of the upper lip. You can think of it as a facelift for your mouth!

What can I expect before, during, and after my Lip Lift procedure?

Your Saxon MD lip lift in Dallas or Austin requires minimal preparation. However, as with any surgical procedure, there are some precautions that you should take before your procedure. If you smoke, you will need to quit several weeks before your surgery. Smoking can interfere with anesthesia and healing.

Two weeks before your procedure, you will need to avoid any medications or supplements that may thin the blood, including aspirin. You will need to avoid alcohol for at least 48 hours before surgery and food or drink for a minimum of six hours before your lip lift. On the day of your Austin lip lift, you will likely receive local anesthesia. However, you will be able to drive yourself home after your procedure.

While there are a variety of lip lift techniques, Dr. Sarah Saxon prefers the subnasal bullhorn incision method. This method produces the most consistent results and minimal (virtually invisible) scarring. This technique involves a bullhorn-shaped incision just below the bottom edge of the nose.

Dr. Saxon will precisely remove a small section of skin from this site before closing the incision. As the incision is closed, the upper lip is pulled up slightly to increase the amount of pink tissue that is visible and expose a small portion of the front teeth.

After your surgery, you will need to rest for at least 24 hours. You will need to take care while sleeping or resting to not roll onto your face or open your mouth too wide. You will also need to brush your teeth carefully with a small toothbrush and moisturize lips to prevent cracking. You should not smoke or engage in strenuous exercise for several weeks after surgery.

What is recovery like after a Lip Lift?

After a lip lift there are sutures at the base of the nose hidden within the skin crease.

These are removed one week after the procedure. These are kept clean and moist with ointment to prevent any scabs from forming. Mild swelling and numbness occurs, but bruising generally is minimal. The incision can appear tight and slightly pink for several weeks to months which all improves over time. Instructions are given to keep sunscreen on the incision at all times to prevent long-term pigmentation of the scar.

A few days after the sutures are removed patients are free to wear makeup over the incision. While you are recovering, you will want to prevent any movement that might pull at the incision. Stress on your incision can promote scarring and impact your results. Dr. Saxon will provide you with detailed post-op instructions, including how to properly clean your incision and when to return for your suture removal.

What can I expect from my Lip Lift results?

Your lip will appear shorter immediately after surgeryYour lip lift results are permanent. However, your lips will continue to age naturally with the rest of your face.

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Austin’s premier Lip Lift destination

Why is Saxon MD Austin’s premier Lip Lift destination?

While simple in concept and a minor surgical procedure, the lip lift requires years of practice to perfect.

Dr. Sarah Saxon performs more lip lifts than any other surgeon in the state of Texas, and has the skill and experience to deliver consistently beautiful lip lift results to patients from throughout the United States. Dr. Saxon’s extensive experience has led her to develop her own lip lift technique. In addition, Dr. Saxon also uses exosome therapy to reduce the risk of scarring. Her advanced approach to facial feminization and rejuvenation has established her as an authority in the field, and a highly sought-after lip lift provider.

Schedule your Saxon MD Lip Lift consultation

Dr. Sarah Saxon is a highly skilled and experienced Facial Plastic Surgeon who specializes in facial surgical procedures. If you would like to learn more about an Austin or Dallas lip lift with Saxon MD, please contact our office to schedule your consultation.

Lip Lift FAQs

What are the risks of a lip lift?

A lip lift, like any surgical procedure, carries risks. Possible complications from lip lift surgery include scarring, nerve damage, blood loss, and allergic reaction to anesthesia. However, you can minimize your risks by receiving your lip lift from an experienced board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon like Dr. Sarah Saxon.

How much does a lip lift cost?

The cost of your lip lift will depend on your unique needs. During your consultation for lip lift Austin facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Saxon will discuss your treatment plan, and your quote will be calculated. Saxon MD offers financing options, which you may also discuss with us when your procedure is scheduled.

Make your tomorrow beautiful. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Saxon about facial plastic surgery in Texas. Dr. Saxon will answer all your questions in a caring manner and help you create a plan to bring your ideal looks to life!