Lip Lift Surgery

  • Natural-Looking Results
  • Day Procedure Under Local Anaesthesia
  • Minimal Discomfort and Quick Recovery

As we age, the portion of the upper lip situated between the nose and the lip border (vermillion border) tends to elongate and become flat. As such, this can often result in an aesthetically unpleasing look.

This flattening and elongation of the upper lip with time is due to the progressive remodelling of facial bones and loss of collagen and elastin in the facial skin. As a consequence, one’s natural youthful lip contours (commonly referred to as the Cupid’s Bow or Philtral Columns) are diminished.

However, in younger individuals, the flat and elongated appearance of the upper lip area is genetically determined and unrelated to the ageing process.

Thus, Medisculpt offers Lip Lift Surgery to address this problem. Lip Lift Surgery is a relatively small surgical procedure which can instantly restore your lip contours to a more youthful appearance.

Dr Ehsan Jadoon is amongst the handful of doctors who offers this day procedure in Western Australia. He is renowned for achieving natural-looking results with high patient satisfaction.

If you are considering travelling overseas for your cosmetic surgery because you cannot afford it here in Australia, please come and see us before you make any decisions.

To provide you with peace of mind, we offer a 15-minute complimentary (free) appointment with our Cosmetic Surgery Consultant to discuss your best options. 

 

Actual Patients of Dr. Ehsan Jadoon

Frequently Asked Questions

In most cases, most people choose to undergo this surgery as:

  • Their teeth do not show when smiling
  • They have a long space (greater than 1.5 cm) between the nose and the upper lip, giving their face an aesthetically disproportionate look
  • They seek to change the appearance of their thin, flat lips
  • Lip fillers result in duck lips as the upper lip does not have room to expand vertically

 

To be considered suitable for undergoing any elective cosmetic procedure, you have to:

  • Be physically fit and active
  • Have a balanced and healthy diet
  • Be of sound emotional/mental health
  • Have realistic expectations of the outcome 

 

The ideal length of the space between one's nose and the vermilion border of the upper lip varies with gender. For females, this length usually ranges from 1.0-1.2 cm. Males typically have a more extended space averaging 1.3 cm-1.5 cm. The amount of space longer than these measurements is considered as an excess amount.

 

This procedure is performed under local anaesthesia while the patient is conscious.

 

On average, this procedure takes approximately 60 to 90 minutes.

 

The amount of skin removed varies with gender and is dependent on each patient. The distance between the nose and the top of the vermillion border of the upper lip is measured prior to the surgery. For females, we usually remove an amount greater than 1.2 cm and for males, an amount that is greater than 1.5 cm. On average, up to 5mm of skin can easily be removed without affecting the facial expressions of both men and women deemed suitable for this procedure.

 

The incision to remove the skin is positioned right under the nose in the natural fold. In the majority of cases, the incision scars are barely noticeable and begin to fade quickly within a few weeks.

At Medisculpt, we have the most extensive range of Fractional CO2 Lasers to help reduce any scarring, whether related to a surgery or trauma.

Patients may experience some numbness in the treated area after the surgery. However, this effect will disappear with time.

 

When the surgery is performed correctly, a patient's smile and other facial expressions will not be affected in any way.

 

Once the treatment area has been numbed, you will be unable to feel any pain. At Medisculpt™ we make every effort to ensure that every procedure we perform entails minimal pain or discomfort.

We also offer this procedure under Twilight Sedation at an accredited day hospital in Subiaco, in case the patient prefers to be asleep during the surgery. (Additional costs are associated with this option.)

 

Most people tolerate this procedure exceptionally well. However, In our experience, the recovery for this procedure is longer than most other facial procedures. 

Since no general anaesthesia is administered, patients are able to go home straight after the surgery and do not require prolonged post-surgical hospital admission or monitoring.

 

Light activity is permitted after 72 hours, and most patients can return to office-based work within 7 to 10 days. Light exercise is usually acceptable after 2 weeks.

 

 

People unfit to undergo this procedure are:

  • Physically unwell with pre-existing medical conditions
  • Those with unrealistic expectations
  • Those who are going through emotional stress and trauma
  • Those we are unable or unwilling to follow a healthy lifestyle (regarding their exercise and diet) after the surgery

 

Like any surgical procedure, the Lip Lift Surgery comes with possible risks and complications that include, but are not limited to:

  • Infection
  • Over-correction
  • Inadequate correction
  • Swelling
  • Unfavourable scarring
  • Prolonged numbness

 

Please ensure that you avoid blood-thinning medication such as Nurofen, Aspirin, Heparin and Warfarin. Please discuss this with your General Practitioner in detail and make sure you are aware of any side effects of your current medication.

Herbal medication and nutritional supplements such as St John’s Wart, garlic, ginger, ginseng, fish oil, and homeopathic or herbal tonics should also be ceased for at least two weeks before your surgery. These substances are known for their potential to thin blood and as such, may cause excessive bleeding during and after the surgery.

 

It is imperative that you follow the pre-surgical instructions given to you by our staff. Alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking are two primary culprits when it comes to increasing potential risks associated with any surgery. Please avoid these harmful agents for at least two weeks (or more) before your surgery.

Consumption of alcohol and cigarettes:

  • Interfere with the body's natural healing processes
  • Increase the pain and discomfort associated with any operation
  • Increase the risk of potential complications such as bleeding, wound infection and scarring
  • Prolong the recovery time.

 

In clinical practice, we have found that a herbal substance called Arnica is helpful in reducing bleeding during or after the surgery. It also aids healing and minimises bruising. This naturally occurring herb is available in the form of oral supplements and is found in most health food stores and pharmacies in Australia.

Above all, a healthy lifestyle, good sleep and a balanced nutritional diet after surgery are essential factors for optimum healing

Important: Please inform your GP and seek professional medical advice before stopping any regular medication or starting any new medication.

 

Lip Lift surgery fees start from $3,500 (all inclusive).

 

In order to book your obligation free appointment, please call us on (08) 9380 6438 or email us at admin@medisculpt.com.au

 

The Medisculpt® Difference

"Art, indeed, consists in the conception of the result to be produced before its realisation in the material." - Aristotle

The practice of aesthetic medicine and surgery is as much an art as it is a science. The aesthetic sense of a clinician in evaluating a patient is as important as his or her clinical skills. At Medisculpt®, our philosophy is to artistically enhance your appearance in a way that stresses elegance over glamour.

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Every cosmetic procedure carries a risk. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. All images displayed on this website are the property of Medisculpt™. Formal consent has been obtained from the respective individuals whose images have been used. Before/After photos are of actual Medisculpt® patients and are for reference purpose only. Individual results may vary.