The key to lip enhancement isn't always about making the lips bigger by adding volume with fillers. A Lip Lift is a unique approach to improving the lip aesthetic permanently, with a single surgical procedure that takes under an hour. That's right – one Lip Lift instead of lip fillers that need to be maintained with touch-up injections every 3 months or so.
Enhancing the shape of your lips can make a subtle to dramatic impact on your overall facial appearance.
A Lip Lift makes your lips look fuller and more youthful by targeting the area above your upper lip, right below your nostrils. By slightly decreasing the height of this area, your upper lip rolls out a bit to show more, giving you a fuller lip. More of your upper teeth may also be revealed.
For older patients, this also dramatically rejuvenates the area. This is because aging can cause the area to elongate and the upper lip to thin. As a result, Lip Lift plastic surgery is incredibly popular with older patients who want to rejuvenate their appearance.
Are you a Lip Lift Toronto candidate?
Results may vary.
Because a Lip Lift procedure is designed for facial rejuvenation and lip enhancement, it is suitable for a broader age range.
Older patients: You dislike the way your lips have succumbed to the signs of aging and are seeking facial rejuvenation. Not only has aging caused your lips to thin out, it has also elongated the area between the bottom of your nostrils to the top of your upper lip. This area is known as the cutaneous lip (the distance between the nasal sill and the vermilion border of the red lip). A Lip Lift shortens the area above your upper lip and increases the visibility of the upper lip, rolling it out a bit to make it look fuller.
Younger patients: You want a more everted pout. While you can get this effect with fillers or Botox in a procedure known as a Lip Flip, a surgical Lip Lift can give you similar results without having to repeat treatments every 3-4 months. Just one procedure can give you beautiful results that last for years.
In addition to being generally healthy, suitable candidates for a Lip Lift should also have realistic expectations of the procedure and be knowledgeable of risk factors.
The First Step
A personal consultation with Dr. P. Kesarwani is the first step toward realizing your goals in improving your facial appearance. She will take the time necessary to answer your questions and explain how this procedure can fulfill your aesthetic goals. You'll also be able to see before and after photos.
A lip lift may also be combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures, like a face lift, or other facial rebalancing procedures, like rhinoplasty. Combining procedures can give you a more dramatic improvement of your appearance, and resolve a number of aesthetic issues in one surgical experience.
To determine whether Lip Lift surgery is right for you, you'll meet with Dr. Priya Kesarwani for a private consultation.
Dr. Priya Kesarwani is our facial plastic surgeon who performs the lip lift surgery. She is board certified in both Canada as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada and the United States as a Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. Her extensive training and experience allows her to possess expertise on facial enhancement and rejuvenation that other types of surgeons do not have.
Please note that there is a consultation fee. This amount is put toward the cost of your surgery.
The Toronto Lip Lift Surgery
The facial plastic surgery procedure is performed under general anesthesia at our state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery facility. In some cases, local anesthetic may be more suitable. During your lip lift consultation, you'll find out which will be administered, as it depends on your goals and physiology.
After anesthesia is administered, a small incision is made within the nasal sill (the ridge of soft tissue that's at the bottom of your nostrils, located right at each nostril opening). A small piece of tissue is removed at the base of the nose to allow for the desired lift of the mouth and upper lip.
Based on the experience of Dr. P Kesarwani, less than 1 cm of skin is strategically removed to achieve the most natural looking improvement. This is crucial as anything more can make an undesirable impact on your overall facial contours.
The incision is then sealed and your lip surgery is done.
You'll be moved to the recovery room, where Dr. P Kesarwani and her team of dedicated nurses will observe you until you're ready to go home. This may take a couple of hours, or shorter if only local anesthesia was administered.
Recovery After the Lip Lift Procedure
There may be some swelling and sensitivity in the treated area as you recover after your upper lip lift surgery, but it should disappear in a few weeks. Your skin may also be bruised.
Surgical patients should follow the post-op care instructions for lip lifts that Dr. P Kesarwani provides to experience a smoother and faster recovery after your procedure. Some patients may need to take about a week off from work and can return shortly after the first follow up appointment when bruising and swelling can usually be covered with makeup.
Swelling may make your mouth look larger than normal, but as it dissipates, optimal results will appear. The majority of swelling tends to disappear within a weeks.
Why choose dr. PRIYA KESARWANI
Dr. Priya Kesarwani is the facial plastic surgeon at Cosmedical Rejuvenation Clinic. As a board certified Otolaryngologist Head and Neck Surgeon, Dr. P. Kesarwani has specialized training in addressing diseases, disorders and aesthetic concerns involving the head and neck.
You'll speak with Dr. Priya Kesarwani directly during your initial consultation. She has a gentle approach and unwavering commitment to achieving the beautiful, natural looking results you want. She takes the time to discuss your goals and assess your situation before providing you with a custom tailored solution. No detail is overlooked. You will appreciate her fastidious and exacting nature — traits that are essential when performing any procedure, particularly those targeting the face!
Dr. P Kesarwani is dedicated to delivering you beautiful results while maintaining excellent patient safety and achieving superior patient satisfaction.