Corner Lip Lift
Conveniently located to serve Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Tucson
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A corner lip lift helps Scottsdale patients enhance thin and drooping lips, restoring a defined appearance and youthful volume. This cosmetic facial plastic surgery procedure provides a permanent lift for the sagging corners of the lips.
The Aging Mouth
As part of the aging process, the mouth experiences several changes:
- Upper lip lengthens
- Lower teeth show with open mouth
- Corners droop
- Vermillion thins
- Perioral rhytids
These changes can give the lips a sad or drawn appearance. With a corner lip lift, a number of these changes can be reversed.
Ideal Candidates for a Corner Lip Lift
If you want to improve the shape of your lips and eliminate drooping lip corners, then you may be a good candidate for a corner lip lift. You may also be recommended for this lip enhancement surgery if you have uneven or asymmetrical lip corners.
Since this is a surgical procedure, it is important to be in good overall health and to not have any serious health issues or uncontrolled medical conditions. Ideally, you should be a non-smoker, since smoking can impede the healing process. Smokers will need to quit before their procedure. Active infections around the mouth area can increase the risk of complications and may require treatment prior to the procedure.
A consultation is a crucial step in determining your eligibility for corner lip lift surgery. A physical examination will be performed to evaluate your lip area. Your medical history will be reviewed, including current medications and pre-existing conditions.
The procedure, potential risks, and expected outcomes will be discussed in detail. You will receive specific instructions to follow before the surgery, such as avoiding certain medications and fasting.
The Corner Lip Lift
Typically, a corner lip lift only takes an hour or less to perform. At the start, local anesthesia is injected to numb the region, preventing any pain. Sedation may also be administered.
Next, a tiny incision is made where the skin and the vermillion border meet at the corner of each lip. Skin is removed right above the border. Finally, sutures are used to close the incisions.
Corner Lip Lift Recovery
The corner lip lift recovery process is relatively quick. Patients will notice swelling and bruising, which will fade over the course of three to five days. You can resume your daily activities, but you must minimize strenuous activities. Vigorous lip movements should be avoided.
After around five to seven days, patients will come in for a follow-up appointment. Dr. White will evaluate the healing process and remove the sutures.
Taking a week off from work will be necessary. After this time, patients can return to work without any issues. Patients will be able to enjoy their results once all swelling has ameliorated. The final results of corner lip lift surgery can be seen once the initial healing phase is complete, revealing lifted and rejuvenated lip corners.
Corner Lip Lift – Part 1
Corner Lip Lift – Part 2
Upper Lip Lift
The Cost of a Corner Lip Lift
When determining the cost of a corner lip lift procedure, several factors are considered. The price of this cosmetic surgery can be affected by its total length, anesthesia fees, and the exact techniques utilized. An estimate may be given during the consultation period to give you an idea of the overall cost.
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Schedule a consultation with Dr. Deborah White to find out more about the corner lip lift in Scottsdale. Get started today—contact our office for your informative and helpful consultation.
Your Corner Lip Lift procedure will be performed in Dr. White’s surgery center located in Scottsdale, AZ, just outside of Phoenix and Tucson