Nobody wants to look like they are sad and angry all of the time. This is especially the case if you are actually a very happy person. Unfortunately, as we age, the corners of the mouth can turn downward, making a person look unhappy even when they are joyful.
A lip lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure that helps improve the appearance of the lips. This simple procedure helps provide a more relaxed and younger appearance to your smile by raising the position of the lips. A lip lift is a very versatile procedure that can correct a wide variety of lip issues.
During a typical lip lift procedure at our office, we first administer local anesthesia. Three or four sutures are placed at the corners of the mouth to create a more lifted appearance in the lips. The entire surgery usually takes only 20 minutes and does not leave any visible scars. It will ultimately provide a more youthful and fuller look to your lips.
Anyone that is in good health and would like to change the appearance of their lips would be a good candidate for a lip lift. This cosmetic surgery will be done as an outpatient procedure, so you will be able to go home the same day. To make sure that you feel no discomfort throughout the procedure, a local anesthetic will be used to numb your lips. This should wear off shortly after the end of the surgery, so you should have no problem driving yourself home when it is over.
Recovery from a lip lift is very laid-back. It is recommended that you only eat soft foods for a few days following the surgery to ensure everything heals properly. Your mouth will feel tight for several weeks after your lip lift. After you have fully recovered from your lip lift procedure, you will finally be able to see the new, beautiful lips that you will have the rest of your life.
The best way to see if a lip lift is right for you is to schedule a consultation at the office of Dr. Thomas Funcik, MD in Mount Pleasant. Our team of highly qualified professionals can help you determine if this procedure can benefit you after evaluating the unique condition of your mouth. This simple surgery may be all that you need to achieve your aesthetic goals. Contact us today to book your appointment to learn more.