Dr. Schalit offers lip lift treatments for individuals who are dissatisfied with the appearance of thin, misshapen lips. A lip lift “lifts” the upper lip, restoring a more youthful look to your lips and your smile. Read on to learn more about lip lifts and how the procedure helps reduce signs of aging.
Lip Lift Overview
Aging, excessive sun exposure, and even smoking can spoil the look of a well-shaped mouth and brilliant smile. The good news is you can regain a more youthful look with one simple procedure: a lip lift.
Lip lifts (not to be confused with lip augmentations) are performed on an outpatient basis. And while a lip lift is a straightforward treatment, choosing a surgeon who specializes in this type of procedure offers the best guarantee of seeing the quality of results you want.
How Does a Lip Lift Work?
As the years pass, the shape and position of your lips may change, causing them to elongate or droop. These changes happen as the skin and tissues that make up the lips and surrounding area lose teir fullness. Unfortunately, these changes can also make your lips and smile look less attractive.
A lip lift involves removing a portion of the skin that sits under your nose and remodeling it to create a “lift” effect along your upper lip. Your surgeon may also remove any excess tissue. The area will then require sutures.
Lip lifts are performed on an outpatient basis.
As with any cosmetic procedure, your surgeon’s training and experience will have a considerable bearing on the quality of results you see. Dr. Schalit holds a board certification in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, a specialty field focusing on facial reconstructive surgery. So if you’re considering a lip lift, you’re in good hands with Dr. Schalit.
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Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our highly trained staff members at Dr. Schalit Cosmetic Facial Specialist will reach out to your promptly to schedule your appointment.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Lip Lift?
You’re likely a good candidate for a lip lift if:
- You have long spaces between your nose and upper lip
- Your lip covers up your teeth when you smile
- The appearance of thin, flat lips bothers you
- You’re dissatisfied with the look of dermal fillers
- You’re looking for permanent results, and dermal fillers don’t fit the bill
What’s the Difference Between a Lip Lift and Lip Augmentation?
The terms lip lift and lip augmentation get used interchangeably, and they shouldn’t be since lip lifts and lip augmentations are two different procedures.
While the goal of a lift lip works to create a lifting effect along the upper lip, a lip augmentation aims to restore lost volume in the lips themselves.
So, which option will work best for you?
Here are a few things to consider when choosing between a lift and an augmentation:
- If you want to improve the appearance of thinning lips, both procedures will accomplish this
- If you want fuller lips, a lip augmentation is the way to go
- If you want to get rid of wrinkles or lines on your lips, an augmentation will do this
- If you prefer a quick and easy procedure, a lip augmentation procedure only takes a few seconds to complete
Dr. Schalit performs both lip lifts and lip augmentations and can help you determine which procedure will work best for you.
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If you have further questions about lip lift procedures, we encourage you to schedule a private consultation with us in Daytona Beach, Florida today. Call us at (386) 252-6438 or fill out our convenient online contact form.