At our boutique practice in Columbus, the lip lift is becoming an increasingly more popular procedure for patients who want the appearance of fuller lips. A lip lift is a surgical procedure and more permanent than our Columbus lip augmentation, which uses a filler to temporarily add more volume to the lips. As trends are constantly changing, Dr. Stephen P. Smith and Dr. Scott Smith stay updated with the latest in facial plastic surgery. Their artistic backgrounds and expertise in facial aesthetics make them the perfect surgeons for your lip lift.
Getting a lip lift in Columbus with the surgeons at Smith Facial Plastics begins with learning about the procedure. The procedure is a cosmetic surgical procedure that is tailored to each patient’s face. The surgery lifts the upper lip to create an aesthetically pleasing shape.
There are many benefits to getting a lip lift with our experienced Columbus facial plastic surgeons. Below, we’ve provided some of the advantages:
Below, we’ve included a few different candidates for the procedure.
A lip lift is a surgical procedure performed in our Columbus, Ohio office. The surgeon will lift the upper lip to achieve a beautiful desired shape. Dr. Smith will remove a small horizontal space beneath the nose during the surgery to shorten the distance between the lips and the nose. The upper lip will be turned slightly outward so that more of the inner pink structure of the lip is revealed. The surgery takes approximately one hour to perform. The result will be beautiful and youthful lips that you’ll be proud to show off!
The stitches from the surgery will be removed approximately one week after the operation. There may be some discomfort and minor pain for about 72 hours after surgery, which should subside pretty quickly. Medication will be provided to help ease the pain and must be taken as prescribed. Most of our patients take 3-5 days off of work. Swelling and tightness may occur in the lips following surgery, but this is temporary and very normal. The surgeons will provide full postoperative instructions following your surgery.
We offer lip augmentation using fillers as non-surgical options. While we can provide exceptional results, the outcome is not as long-lasting, and depending on the patient, it may not offer the desired effect. The surgical option provides natural-looking, long-lasting results. Please read about our lip augmentation treatment, and during your consultation, the surgeons will go over the options and provide their expert recommendations.
The cost of a lip lift in Columbus can vary on several factors. During your consultation with one of the surgeons, recommendations and costs associated with the procedure will be discussed. Financing options are available, which can make the payment processes easier for our patients.
If you’re interested in getting a lip lift in Columbus, OH, by some of the most sought out facial plastic surgeons, please contact us today. Our patients feel that the surgery instantly gives them more self-confidence. We look forward to meeting and answering any of your questions.
Your questions answered
The procedure is one of the longest-lasting surgeries and will provide beautiful results for years to come. While the surgery is permanent, with age, the space between the lips and nose (the philtrum) will increase, so it’s possible that as you get older, you may feel the results have diminished slightly.
Depending on the reason, the surgery can be beneficial for any adult. Many of our younger patients get the surgery because they are unhappy with their thin lips due to genetics. Many of our older patients get the surgery to achieve a more youthful look.
Yes, the procedure can reveal more teeth when smiling, enhancing your already beautiful smile.
The surgeons at Smith Facial Plastics are Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Stephen P. Smith is an active member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.