How the Lip Lift Works for You

A lip lift is a customized procedure that enhances the look of your lips, restoring their youthful position while also smoothing over fine lines and wrinkles that can develop in the area. The most common type is an upper lip lift that involves the removal of a small strip of skin underneath your nose. This shortens the area between the top of your lip and your nose, exposing more of the vermillion to make your lips look fuller. 

This procedure will also expose more of your upper teeth. We often combine the lip lift with a “corner lip lift” which raises the outer corners of your upper lip.  A lower lip lift is generally performed if you have a very thin lower lip or an oversized upper lip.

  • Average Cost: $5,800 to $6,300
  • Typical Recovery Period: 10 to 14 Days
  • Discomfort Level: Mild
  • Anesthesia Options: Local

Discover Luscious Lips with a Lip Lift

The facial aging process impacts us all in different ways. Some of us might feel as though we were born with thin lips, while others might be noticing a loss of volume as part of the natural aging process. Whatever your situation may be, a lip lift can counteract the signs of facial aging, giving you a fuller, more youthful appearance. The procedure can also shorten a so-called “long lip,” exposing more of your upper teeth and allowing you to avoid or minimize the need for lip fillers while enjoying a more proportionate sense of facial harmony.

The lip lift is just one of many ways that we offer total facial rejuvenation here at Integrated Aesthetics. When you visit our practice, you’ll choose from over 60 surgical and non-surgical procedures, each one able to help you enjoy your ideal results and a restored sense of self-confidence. To learn more about how our team can help you, reach out to us at our Spring, TX location and set up your consultation today.

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The Benefits of a Lip Lift

Our patients love the lip lift for its ability to restore a more youthful look to an area that is often one of the first places to start showing signs that the facial aging process has begun. Dr. Cho offers more than 20 years of experience and a keenly-developed aesthetic sensibility, enabling him to create results that truly delight. Here are just a few of the reasons our patients love the lip lift:

  • A lip lift will give you permanently fuller lips without the maintenance required by injectable fillers.
  • A lip lift is a easily tolerated surgery that can be performed under local anesthesia.You will not have the “duck lip” look that is common to lip fillers.
  • You have a more youthful look as a result.

Your Lip Lift Consultation

Our goal is to learn as much as possible about you, your goals, and your lifestyle during your initial consultation. This will give us the ability to guide you to a procedure (or combination of procedures) that will fit in well with your personal schedule while also creating the results that you expect. During your consultation, your assigned Patient Experience Coordinator and Dr. Cho will discuss your concerns in depth. 

Dr. Cho will also perform a physical assessment so he can offer you treatment options that balance your needs to manage your downtime, your results, and how we can help address your goals.

Many times, an integrated approach may be presented to help provide the best outcomes, thanks to our ability to offer patients over 60 surgical and non-surgical procedural options for precisely targeted results.

You’ll get the chance to ask us any questions you have about the procedure, which we’ll explain in great detail. Dr. Cho will explain the specific technique he’ll be using, ensure that you understand incision placement and what you can expect from post-surgical scarring, and give you thorough aftercare instructions that will help keep you comfortable. Our team will be available to you at every step of your journey with us.

Your Custom Lip Lift

There are several different approaches for an upper lip lift. You will meet with Dr. Cho before the procedure so he can decide on the best approach for you. The “bullhorn” or “subnasal lip lift” involves removing skin below and to the sides of the nostrils, while an “Italian lip” lift involves removing two small pieces of skin underneath the nostrils. Your doctor will inject a local anesthetic to numb the area, so you will not feel any pain during your lip lift, which only takes about a single hour to complete.

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Complementing Your Lip Lift with Additional Procedures

During your consultation, you'll get to explore a number of additional procedures that can help you enjoy a truly comprehensive sense of facial harmony. We offer more than 60 procedural choices to our patients, enabling you to pick from a number of both surgical and non-surgical pathways to your ideal look.

  • Juvéderm, and Restylane and other dermal fillers can help you to subtly and naturalistically add volume to other areas of your face.
  • BOTOX and other wrinkle relaxers can help you smooth over lines and wrinkles.
  • Laser skin resurfacing and chemical peels can be customized to address your specific skincare concerns.
  • Medical-grade skincare can help you maintain your exciting results for as long as possible.
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The Five Rs of Facial Rejuvenation

Our signature approach to full facial rejuvenation, coined the “The 5Rs to Facial Rejuvenation,” is designed to globally address the signs of aging and achieve long-lasting results. Each R works together to restore different layers of the face using a combination of surgical and non-surgical procedures. This advanced method includes relaxing muscles, replenishing lost volume, restoring the skin, repositioning the tissues, and reducing facial volume.

R1 – Relax Muscles

We help to relax the muscles and smooth out the appearance of wrinkles by addressing the forehead, crow’s feet, frown lines, masseter lines, chin, and lip lines with muscle relaxer treatments like Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, and Daxxi. Muscle relaxers also help to reduce migraines, excessive sweating ,and gummy smiles.

R2 – Replenish Lost Volume

Whether you have volume loss from weight loss or due to the aging process, we can help replenish the volume and contour the face with fillers like Juvéderm, Restylane, RHA, Sculptra, or Radiesse. When combining relaxation of the muscles (R1) with replenishing lost volume (R2) it can make a tremendous difference. We can enhance your results when using R2 in combination with volume reduction techniques (R5), repositioning of the tissue (R4), and restoring the skin (R3).

R3 – Restore the Skin

At Integrated Aesthetics, we offer a robust portfolio of skin resurfacing and tightening devices to help improve the texture, health, and appearance of your skin. Depending on whether the focus is improving discoloration, pore size, fine lines, or mild skin laxity, we offer different options that target different skin concerns.

R4 – Reposition the Tissue

As we get older, our tissues start to sag down. Anything we can do to reposition the tissue can help give you a more lifted appearance. Surgically, we can do a facelift (mini, full, or extended) or neck lift. On the minimally invasive side, we can use threads like Silhouette InstaLift, PDO threads, or MyEllevate to internally lift and reposition the tissues.

R5 – Reduce Facial Volume

Sometimes, instead of having volume lost as we age, we develop excess fullness. It can be fullness under our chin (double chin) or in the jowl area. If we reduce the fullness in the double chin region, it’s also going to help define the transition from the lower face to the neck. This can be done with procedures that either dissolve the fat (Kybella), tighten or melt the fatty tissue (AccuTite), remove the fat (Liposuction), or even freeze the fat (CoolSculpting).

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Recovery and Results After a Lip Lift

You will likely be able to return to work within days, and you can expect the incision to be swollen and red for about seven to 10 days after the procedure. You’ll experience some bruising around your mouth, and we’ll provide you with everything you need to effectively manage your pain and discomfort.

You will be instructed to clean the incision gently, and you will apply Vaseline or scar gel to the affected area. You will be asked to refrain from smoking and excessive chewing for two weeks and sleep on a couple of pillows to keep your head elevated during the initial recovery. You will notice that your lips look fuller immediately after your lip lift.

After about three months, you’ll start to notice your final results taking shape. Absorbable skin sutures will not have to be removed, but Dr. Cho often removes any residual suture after five to seven days. You can expect most of the swelling to go down in a week to two weeks, and you will be allowed to cover your scar with makeup. 

Any swelling and redness over the scar will disappear after about three months. The scar tissue will also become smoother and less noticeable, and we’ll be sure to give you clear instructions to ensure your scar is as minimal and difficult to spot as possible. We’ll also be here to answer any questions you might have during your recovery.

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Lip Lift FAQ

Do you offer complementary procedures?

Are there any alternative procedures to consider?

What else should I know about the lip lift?

Are there any risks that come with this procedure?

What’s the cost of a consultation with Dr. Cho?

Do you offer complementary procedures?

Some people combine a lip lift with rhinoplasty, although there can be some safety concerns that you should discuss with Dr. Cho. When you visit us for your initial consultation, we’ll help you explore all the various ways that you can create results that are as comprehensive as possible.

Are there any alternative procedures to consider?

There are several alternatives to lip lift surgery. You might opt for lip fillers, which involve injecting lips with hyaluronic acid products like Juvéderm and Restylane. For a subtle result, you can ask the doctor about BOTOX Cosmetic. A fat transfer or lip implants are also surgical procedures that can change the look of your lips.

What else should I know about the lip lift?

  • You will have a small, thin scar at the base of your nose.
  • Your teeth will the revealed, so a lip lift is not recommended if your teeth are discolored, uneven, or crowded.

Are there any risks that come with this procedure?

There can be some safety concerns when a lip lift is combined with open rhinoplasty.

What’s the cost of a consultation with Dr. Cho?

Your consultation with Dr. Cho will cost $100, which can be applied to the total cost of your procedure if you decide to move forward with us.

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Invest in the Very Best at Integrated Aesthetics

Integrated Aesthetics was founded to be the end of your search for cosmetic excellence. Our team of passionate professionals is led by Dr. Young Cho, who offers extensive experience and an impressively robust selection of both surgical and non-surgical procedural options. Dr. Cho offers more than 20 years of surgical experience, combined with a keenly developed artistic sensibility. Together, these enable him to create impressive, naturalistic results that routinely exceed his patients' expectations.

To learn more about how Dr. Cho can help you enjoy your ideal look, reach out to Integrated Aesthetics at The Woodlands or Spring, TX locations and speak with a member of our team to get started today.

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