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The procedure takes about an hour under local anesthesia, and minimal downtime is required for recovery. Choosing an experienced surgeon who understands facial anatomy, such as those at CVLC, is essential to achieve a natural-looking result that complements your features.

What is a Subnasal Lip Lift?

If you want to improve your lips' appearance, a subnasal lip lift may suit you. This cosmetic procedure can help enhance the shape and fullness of your lips, giving you a more youthful and attractive look by removing a small amount of skin from the area just beneath the nose. Doing so can help elevate the upper lip, making it appear fuller and more pronounced. The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia and takes about an hour to complete.

Benefits of a Subnasal Lip Lift

First and foremost, it can help enhance the appearance of your lips, giving you a more youthful and attractive look. It can also help balance out the proportions of your face, creating a more harmonious overall appearance.

Another benefit of a subnasal lip lift is that it is a relatively simple procedure with a short recovery time. Most patients can return to normal activities within a week or two of the procedure.

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Who is a Good Candidate for a Subnasal Lip Lift?

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your lips, a subnasal lip lift may be a good option for you. However, it is essential to remember that this procedure is only suitable for some. Good candidates for a subnasal lip lift typically have the following:

  • A long upper lip that covers a significant portion of their teeth when they smile
  • Thin or flat lips that lack definition
  • A desire for a more youthful and attractive appearance

Subnasal Lip Lift Procedure

Before the procedure, you will consult with your surgeon to discuss your goals, expectations, and any medical conditions or medications that may affect the operation. You may be asked to stop smoking or taking certain medicines before the surgery to reduce the risk of complications. The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia with sedation, which means you will be awake but relaxed and pain-free. In some cases, general anesthesia may be used. Your surgeon will discuss the anesthesia options with you during your consultation.

During the procedure, your surgeon will make a small incision under your nose and remove a small amount of skin and tissue to lift the upper lip. The amount of tissue removed will depend on your anatomy and goals. Your surgeon will use precise measurements and techniques to ensure a natural-looking result.

After removing the tissue, your surgeon carefully closes the incision with sutures. You may have tiny stitches or adhesive strips on your skin, which will be removed in about a week to reveal your beautiful new smile.

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If you have undergone a subnasal lip lift, taking proper care of yourself during recovery is essential.

After the procedure, your surgeon will provide you with specific instructions on how to care for yourself. It is essential to follow these instructions carefully to ensure proper healing and minimize the risk of complications. Some standard postoperative care instructions include:

  • Keeping the area clean and dry
  • Applying ice packs to reduce swelling
  • Taking pain medication as prescribed
  • Avoiding strenuous activity for a few days
  • Avoiding smoking and alcohol consumption

The recovery timeline for a subnasal lip lift can vary depending on the individual and the extent of the procedure. Here is a general timeline of what you can expect:

  • Day 1-3: You may experience discomfort, swelling, and bruising, so you should rest as much as possible during this time.
  • Day 4-7: Swelling and bruising should start to subside, and you may begin to feel more comfortable. You can resume some normal activities but still avoid strenuous exercise.
  • Day 8-14: Most swelling and bruising should be gone, and you should feel more like yourself again. You can gradually resume normal activities but should still avoid anything too strenuous.
  • Week 3-4: You should be fully healed and able to resume all normal activities.

Subnasal Lip Lift Results

After undergoing a subnasal lip lift procedure, you can expect to see immediate results. Once the swelling has gone down, you will notice that your upper lip appears more lifted and fuller. The distance between your nose and upper lip will be reduced, resulting in a more youthful and attractive appearance. Your lips will also appear more symmetrical and balanced. The long-term results of a subnasal lip lift procedure are excellent. You can expect your results to last for many years, as the method permanently shortens the distance between your nose and upper lip. As you age, your skin may begin to sag and lose elasticity, which can affect the appearance of your upper lip. However, the effects of a subnasal lip lift are long-lasting, and you can expect your lips to maintain their youthful appearance for many years.

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Why Choose the Cosmetic Vein & Laser Center (CVLC) For a Subnasal Lip Lift?

At our cosmetic center, we understand that choosing the right cosmetic enhancement can be overwhelming. That's why we offer a world-class facility with experienced staff, a wide range of treatments, and an excellent reputation. We focus on creating individualized treatment plans and delivering outstanding results using state-of-the-art technology and extensive knowledge. We pride ourselves on our warm, open, and friendly approach, ensuring our patients feel comfortable and confident in their care.

Our MD-duo, Dr. Daniel Buscaglia and Dr. Lisa Esler-Brauer are board-certified dermatologists and phlebologists who have established a recognized center of excellence for lasers, advanced aesthetics, cosmetic dermatology, anti-aging skin rejuvenation, body contouring, and the medical and cosmetic treatment of vein disorders. Contact us today to learn about your subnasal lip lift options.

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