Lip Lift Beverly Hills, CA
Tired of the appearance of wrinkles and excess skin affecting the shape of your mouth? Dr. Andrew Frankel in Beverly Hills, CA offers the ultimate upper lip lift solution. Achieve a beautiful lift, enhance facial features, and regain youthful confidence in your smile.
Learn why patients chose world-renowned, Dr. Frankel as their top facial plastic surgery boutique in Beverly Hills.
Enhance Beauty, Elevate Confidence with Lip Lifts
As age advances, the space between our upper lip and nose can elongate, altering our facial features and letting wrinkles take center stage. However, there’s a solution right in the heart of Beverly Hills. An upper lip lift performed by a skilled facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Andrew Frankel can reignite the flame of youthfulness in your appearance.
Achieve harmonious facial features, refining the shape and contours of your mouth.
Correct disproportionate spaces and achieve a harmonious balance between your nose and mouth.
With a subtle yet impactful change, feel even prouder when you look in the mirror or pose for a photo.
The Lip Lift Procedure
Since it is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure, the lip lift is performed under local anesthesia. This surgical procedure is especially well-executed by those with extensive experience. The operation is relatively simple to perform but requires great attention to detail, meticulous technique, and experience.
The patient is marked and measured precisely to create the design for the strip of skin that will be removed from under the nose. An incision is created in the natural crease at the base of the nose, and the skin is excised, undermined, then advanced and secured in place.
Lip Lift: Consultation and Planning
Dr. Frankel individualizes every patient’s care. He invests the time to fully understand patient expectations, learn complete history, evaluate the inside and outside of the nose, and take digital images. At your initial consultation, Dr. Frankel will discuss the cosmetic and functional expectations of your surgery in detail to ensure all your questions are answered.
Before and after
*Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.
DR. FRANKEL’S NOTES
“Too many people are walking around with huge, shapeless lips that look ridiculous! This is because there are so many practitioners who feel that more filler and more volume will create a prettier shape. This just isn’t the case. Filler is merely adding volume and with it, weight, stiffness, and projection. It is not ideal for creating a desired shape; and that’s where surgery comes into play.
A lip lift requires an artistic eye to achieve desirable results. The techniques used during the procedure are largely dependent on the innate shape of the mouth and the goals of the patient. The most usual lip lift technique is an incisional scar at the base of the nose. However sometimes incisions are made inside of the lip or even on the face just above the corners of the mouth.
The great majority of the time this scar heals to a point of being unnoticeable to any casual observer, even without makeup. However, healing is not completely predictable and there are times when the scar requires some help and we might recommend laser, cortisone injections or dermabrasion. If the patients are chosen carefully for this procedure then the net gain is always substantially greater than any downside and we have happy patients and surgeon.”
– Andrew Frankel, M.D.
Why Choose Lip Lift Surgery?
Beyond its ability to offer an enhanced appearance, the injectable treatment has limitations that the lip lift surgery can address. The face, especially the region around the lips, often stands as the focal point in first impressions, and subtle changes can have a profound impact on one’s appearance. Here’s why many are opting for upper lip enhancement surgery:
Aging and Lip Ptosis (Sagging)
With time, like other parts of the face, the upper lip can experience sagging or drooping. This phenomenon is termed “lip ptosis.” As one ages, collagen production decreases, skin loses its elasticity, and the distance between the nose and the upper lip may lengthen. This can give an older, often tired appearance. A lip lift surgery can counteract this by shortening the philtrum, lifting the lip, and revealing more of the upper teeth, contributing to a more youthful look.
Genetic or Congenital Factors
Some individuals naturally have a longer philtrum or a less pronounced upper lip curve due to genetics. This could make the upper lip appear less prominent or fuller compared to the rest of their facial features. In these cases, an upper lip enhancement can provide balance and proportion, harmonizing the lips with the rest of the face.
Correction of Previous Surgeries or Trauma
Accidents, trauma, or even previous cosmetic procedures can sometimes result in scarring, asymmetry, or other undesired outcomes around the mouth area. A lift lip can be a corrective procedure in these scenarios, rectifying any imbalances, and restoring a more natural appearance.
Desire for Aesthetic Enhancement and Facial Harmony
Beauty standards evolve, and a fuller, more defined upper lip has become synonymous with youthful vitality and allure. For some, this surgery isn’t about correcting any perceived flaws but enhancing what they already have. A lip lift can provide a subtle yet impactful boost, elevating the upper lip, creating a slight upturn, and achieving a coveted cupid’s bow shape. This not only enhances the lips but also promotes overall facial harmony.
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Preparation & Expectations of Lip Lift Procedure
Preparation for Lip Lift
If you are having cheek reduction as a stand alone procedure under local anesthesia, there is very little preoperative preparation required. If you are having anesthesia for your procedure then your board certified plastic surgeon will provide specific instructions. Other than a list of counter pain medications and supplements to avoid there is little preparation necessary.
Length of Lip Lift treatment
Lip lift Beverly Hills takes approximately one and a half hours to complete.
Recovery time from Lip Lift treatment
The first several days after a lip lift there will be swelling and distortion to the lip.
The smile will feel strange and stiff and many patients become a bit anxious about what they are seeing.
The sutures will be removed on day six and usually things will begin to normalize and people can return to their social and work lives around the ninth day.
Because the surgery requires many deep sutures there may be some small surface irregularities as they dissolve over time.
Lip Lift Aftercare
A moderate degree of swelling is typical for the first seventy two hours after a lip lift. This can be controlled with ice packs. Pain relievers can also assist in minimizing any mild pain that might arise.
A small amount of bruising may be present, but will fade in less than a week. Any pain or discomfort may be able to be controlled with medication to minimize pain.
Sutures will be removed six days following surgery.
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Why choose Dr. Frankel
- Board certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Board certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
- Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California
- Dr. Frankel was one of only two doctors to be involved with the clinical research trials for both Restylane and Juvederm which led to their approval by the Food and Drug Administration as dermal fillers.
- Dr. Frankel was granted the distinction of becoming one of only 36 Fellowship Directors under the auspices of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
- Member of the National Domestic Violence Project
Lip Lift Procedure FAQs
If you live near Beverly Hills, CA, DR. Andrew Frankel, offers lip lift among its services and is conveniently located at 201 S Lasky Dr Beverly Hills, CA 90212.
Yes, it’s generally recommended to let lip fillers dissolve or metabolically break down before undergoing a lip lift. Having fillers in place might distort the natural anatomy, potentially leading to less predictable surgical outcomes. Most surgeons would advise waiting at least 6 months after the last filler injection before considering a lip lift. However, always consult with your chosen surgeon for personalized advice.
A lip lift is not easily reversible. While some adjustments can be made in the event of dissatisfaction, completely reverting to the original state is challenging due to the removal of skin and tissue during the initial surgery. This underscores the importance of thorough consultations, setting realistic expectations, and choosing an experienced surgeon. In cases of dissatisfaction, it’s essential to discuss your concerns with your surgeon to explore potential corrective measures.
The cost of a lip lift surgery can vary based on a multitude of factors, such as the surgeon’s experience, the region or country where the procedure is performed, and the specific technique chosen. It’s best to consult with individual clinics or surgeons for a tailored estimate as prices can fluctuate widely. Additionally, remember to consider potential extra costs like consultations, anesthesia, and post-operative care when budgeting for the procedure.
After the surgery, while some discomfort is normal, the minimal pain experienced can easily be controlled with pain relievers.
Yes, most reputable surgeons will have a portfolio of before-and-after photos to showcase their work. This not only provides you with a clearer understanding of potential results but also demonstrates the surgeon’s expertise and aesthetic sense. However, always ensure that the images are of actual patients of the surgeon and not stock photos.