Lip Lift

Naturally fuller lips that are here to stay

Our Newport Beach lip lift is a great way to enhance your lips. Your lips will be fuller and plumper without the need for constant lip fillers. Instead of the dreaded duck lips, your lips will be bigger naturally, and the results are long-lasting. Dr. Hendricks is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon and is regarded as the best lip lift surgeon in the area. Instead of recurrent lip filler appointments, this procedure is going to boost your lips for a long time, naturally.

What is a lip lift?

Instead of injecting anything into your body, a lip lift will use your already existing lips and make them appear bigger.

During the procedure, Dr. Hendricks will remove a small strip of skin from underneath your nose, shortening the area between the nose and the top lip. That will help expose more of the red of your lips, making them look fuller and more youthful. An upper lip lift will also make your Cupid’s bow more defined, revealing more of your upper teeth.

What are the benefits of a lip lift?

This surgical lip enhancement procedure is a permanent solution to give your fuller lips. Injectable fillers are only temporary and require constant costly maintenance appointments. Here are some other advantages of getting a lip lift:

  • It’s a quick and relatively easy plastic surgery performed under local anesthesia.
  • You won’t get the dreaded “duck lips” because there is no bulk added.
  • Achieve a more proportional look by targeting specific areas.

Am I a good candidate for a lip lift?

If you’re looking for a way to naturally and permanently enhance your lips and make them appear fuller, giving you a more youthful look, then a lip lift might be the perfect procedure for you. Since a small strip of skin from underneath your nose will be removed, you need at least 8 mm of distance between your nose and your upper lip.

These are some of the most common motivations:

  • You want to achieve the appearance of fuller lips permanently.
  • You want to appear more youthful.
  • You’d like a more prominent and defined lip line.
  • You want to show off more of your beautiful teeth when you smile.
  • You want a boost of self-confide

Your Lip Lift Procedure

A lip lift is a simple procedure that does not require general anesthesia. Instead, lidocaine will be injected to numb the area so you won’t feel a thing. Dr. Hendricks will discuss your personalized plan with you to achieve full lips that look natural.

Depending on how much you want to change your current lip shape, Dr. Hendricks is going to cut a small piece of skin between the base of your nose and your upper nose. The more skin he’s removing, the more dramatic the change will be. While the procedure is relatively simple, you want to choose a surgeon you can trust to keep scarring to a minimum. Newport Beach plastic surgeon, Dr. Hendricks has 20 years of experience, and with his meticulous technique and use of fine sutures means you’re going to be in the best hands.

Lip Lift Recovery

Your lips will look fuller immediately following the procedure. Plan on resting for at least 24 hours following the surgery and avoid strenuous activity in the weeks after.

You should also avoid sleeping on your face for a while. Swelling following the surgery is normal and typically lasts several days. Cold compression and over-the-counter pain medication will be helpful. To avoid a noticeable lip lift scar, Dr. Hendricks uses a meticulous closure technique, ensuring there will be just a very fine line scar that forms.

Lip Lift Results

One of the advantages of this lip enhancement is that the procedure is highly customizable to achieve the best look for your face’s proportions.

On upper lip lift leaves a discreet scar right below your nose that typically heals in a few months. Your lips will naturally look more voluminous, giving you a youthful appearance. The results are permanent, so you can say goodbye to constant repeat lip filler appointments. If you’re trying to raise the corners of your mouth, you might want to opt for a corner lip lift. A lower lip lift can be performed for patients with an especially thin lower lip and an oversized upper lip. Whichever solution you choose, it will give you the full lips you’ve been dreaming of.

Schedule Your Lip Lift Consultation With Dr. Hendricks Today

Are you tired of getting repeat lip fillers? Or are you simply ready to have fuller lips that give you a more youthful appearance?

If you’re considering a lip lift Newport Beach board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Douglas Hendricks can answer any of your questions or address any concerns you may have. Schedule your consultation today.

Lip Lift Frequently Asked Questions

While this lip surgery does not require full anesthesia, you will be given lidocaine to numb the area during the procedure to make sure you’re comfortable. Afterward, over-the-counter pain medication is usually enough to alleviate any uncomfortableness.

The exact price varies depending on what your specific needs are. Dr. Hendricks will go over the details with you during your consultation and will make a personalized plan that’s right for you.

A lip lift does make your lips appear more voluminous and fuller, but it does not make your lips bigger since no fillers are added. It is a technique to make your lips look naturally fuller.

FA well-executed lip lift does not change the shape of your nose.
A lip lift will not hinder your ability to smile. The only change you will notice in your smile is that your upper teeth will be more visible.
Other treatments to increase your lip volume, such as lip fillers, look less natural than a lip lift procedure and will not be permanent.

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