In most cases, most people choose to undergo this surgery as:
To be considered suitable for undergoing any elective cosmetic procedure, you have to:
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:
Like any surgical procedure, the Lip Lift Surgery comes with possible risks and complications that include, but are not limited to:
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
"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.
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.