Lip augmentation with dermal fillers is a popular procedure for people who want to add volume and shape to their lift, but some may prefer the results of a longer lasting surgical lip lift. Springs Aesthetics offers lip lift procedures for men and women in Colorado Springs, South Denver, Castle Rock and other areas of Colorado.
What is Surgical Lip Lift?
A lip lift is a type of lip augmentation that is intended to “lift” the lips, rather than just add volume and shape. Lifting the lips has many benefits, such as:
- Accentuation of the Cupid’s bow of the lips
- Helps with lax skin that is a result of natural aging
- Lift of the corners of the lips
- Gives the lips a more defined outline
- Gives a plumper more youthful appearance
How Much is a Lip Lift?
The average cost of our lip lift is determined on a patient-by-patient basis. Your cost may be higher or lower depending on your personal lip anatomy and desired changes. We can discuss your cost at the time of the consultation with Dr. Burroughs. Prior to the appointment, you can learn about our financing options through CareCredit® and Alphaeon®.
Am I a Candidate for Lip Lift?
During the consultation, Dr. Burroughs can show you some lip lift before & after pictures to help you envision what can be achieved with the procedure. If you are not a good candidate for our lip lift, he will recommend alternatives. Younger patients who find that dermal fillers make their lips too pronounced are often excellent candidates for lip lifts.
How is an Upper Lip Lift Done?
An upper lip lift is a surgical procedure that requires a local anesthesia to numb the area. General anesthesia is not required in most cases. Dr. Burroughs lifts your lips by removing some skin from the area just below your nostrils. This will shorten the aged-elongated distance between the top of your lip and the soft tissue between the nostrils. Although the change seems to be subtle, it will make a noticeable improvement in your lip shape. This will not enhance the lower lips, which should remain larger than the upper lips.
How is a Corner Lip Lift Performed?
The corner lip lift helps with sagging lip corners, a common problem that develops with age or may be part of the natural appearance of the lips. The procedure involves removing small triangular sections of tissue from just above the corners of the lips. The procedure may take 30 to 60 minutes and requires local anesthesia.
Are Lip Lifts Safe?
Lip lifts are quite safe procedures because very little tissue is removed or disturbed. The most common risk is infection, and Dr. Burroughs will provide detailed aftercare instructions after your lip lift. The instructions will also include information about how to minimize the use of your lips until the area is completely healed. Although the sutures are very small, there is a risk of pulling the sutures. If the incisions become raised or persistently long they can be injected with small amounts of anti-inflammatories and treated successfully with intense pulse light (IPL) treatments not available at most other plastic surgery offices.
Does a Lip Lift Make You Look Younger?
Dr. Burroughs has been performing lip lifts alone or as part of facelift procedures for many years. Recently, the procedure has gained popularity with younger patients who are looking for an alternative to lip augmentation with fillers or lip implants.
For more than 20 years, Dr. John Burroughs has helped men and women in Colorado Springs, South Denver, Castle Rock and other areas of Colorado, as well as internationally, by providing exceptional care in plastic surgery and eyelid surgery. At his practice, he also offers medical spa treatments that are performed by his aestheticians to complement results and aide healing. To learn more about our lip lift, contact us today to schedule a consultation.