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Lip Lift in Brighton, MI

The Perfect Cupid’s Bow

Lip Lift at Elements Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics

Add a brush stroke of youth and beauty to your features with a lip lift. This surgical procedure subtly reduces the distance between the nose and the lips and draws the top lip upward for a fuller, more shapely look. The cupid’s bow is beautifully contoured, and age lines on and around the upper loop are smoothed away. Dr. McGinniss also specializes in reconstructive care to improve the appearance of the lips after surgery or trauma. Our experienced team is here to support you from the consultation stage through recovery, educating you about your options and helping you plan a procedure that achieves your goals and fits your lifestyle. To learn more about a Lip Lift in Brighton, MI, read further or schedule your consultation today at Elements Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics.

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Beauty Is in the Details

What is a Lip Lift?

A lip lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that aims to enhance the appearance of the upper lip by increasing its visibility and improving its shape. During the procedure, a small incision is made just below the base of the nose, and excess skin is removed to lift the upper lip. This results in a more defined cupid's bow, increased vermilion show (the pink part of the upper lip), and a fuller appearance. The procedure helps to create a youthful and balanced proportion between the upper lip and the rest of the facial features. Lip lifts are often sought after by individuals with a long upper lip or those looking to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing and youthful lip contour.

Nature’s Curves

What are the benefits of a Lip Lift?

With a Lip Lift Brighton patients can expect the following benefits:

  • Enhanced Lip Proportion: A lip lift improves the balance and proportion of the upper lip, creating a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.
  • Youthful Lip Contour: By lifting the upper lip, the procedure helps rejuvenate the face, restoring a more youthful and defined cupid's bow and vermilion show.
  • Permanent Results: Unlike injectable fillers, the results of a lip lift are long-lasting, as excess skin is surgically removed.
  • Minimal Scarring: The incision is typically well-concealed at the base of the nose, resulting in minimal visible scarring.
  • Improved Self-Confidence: Many patients experience increased self-confidence and satisfaction with their appearance after achieving their desired lip shape.
  • Quick Recovery: Lip lift surgery is relatively straightforward, and most individuals can resume normal activities within a short recovery period.
  • Versatile Procedure: Dr. McGinniss will listen carefully to your goals to plan a procedure that complements your unique facial anatomy. As a highly experienced reconstructive surgeon, he is also an excellent choice for patients seeking to restore the appearance of their lip area following an injury or surgery.

Love Your Lips

Your Lip Lift Consultation

Schedule your lip lift consultation at Elements to discuss your goals with double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Vincent McGinniss. You can trust our team to listen carefully and provide you with all the information you need to make informed decisions about your cosmetic care. We are committed to high standards of excellence in both patient care and procedure results. Ready to treat yourself to the gift of beauty and confidence? Call us or fill out our easy online form to get started today.

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Soft and Supple

Your Lip Lift Procedure

On the day of a Lip Lift surgery, you'll typically be given local anesthesia to numb the area in combination with general anesthesia or intravenous sedation for your comfort. Dr. McGinniss will then make a small incision, usually concealed under the base of the nose. Through this incision, he carefully removes a portion of skin and underlying tissue, typically using either the gullwing, bullhorn, or modified lip lift method; other approaches may be employed as needed to suit the patient’s lip structure and facial anatomy. The careful removal of tissue causes the top lip to lift upward, reducing the distance between the nose and the upper lip, enhancing the appearance of the lip, and creating a more youthful look. Your upper lip will be meticulously contoured and smoothed before the incisions are then closed with sutures. The entire procedure typically takes about one to two hours, depending on the complexity of the case.

Hello, Beautiful

Lip Lift Recovery and Aftercare

After being monitored in our recovery area, you will be able to return home on the same day of your procedure. Bruising and swelling are the most common side effects experienced following a lip lift. If non-dissolvable sutures were placed during surgery, they are typically removed after five to seven days at a follow-up appointment. You will be ready to return to most routine activities within about a week. Full healing can take up to six weeks. Carefully following all aftercare instructions will ensure you achieve your most beautiful results.

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Alluring Contours

Lip Lift Results

At our practice in Brighton Lip Lift results are permanent, offering lasting enhancement to your smile's beauty and overall facial harmony. Once healing is complete, the width and contours of the upper lip will be permanently enhanced. Fine lines around the upper lip and on the lip itself will be reduced or eliminated. Any asymmetries will be corrected, and the upper lip will appear fuller, more shapely, and more defined, providing a youthfully refreshed and more alluring look to the entire face.

Harnessing The Elements of Beauty

The Elements Plastic Surgery Difference

Lip Lift in Brighton, MI  Brighton
Lip Lift in Brighton, MI  Brighton
Lip Lift in Brighton, MI  Brighton
Lip Lift in Brighton, MI  Brighton
Lip Lift in Brighton, MI  Brighton


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Lip Lift Frequently Asked Questions

Both a lip lift and lip fillers can enhance the shape and fullness of your lips. In fact, some patients choose to combine these procedures to enjoy the benefits offered by each treatment. For those who prefer a more subtle and long-lasting enhancement, a lip lift can be a good choice. If you are looking for added volume in addition to reshaping, fillers may be the better option. Fillers are the less invasive of the two treatments, but they will need to be touched up periodically, whereas the results of a lip lift are permanent.

The total cost of a lip lift will depend on a number of individual factors. The best way to learn about the cost of your lip lift is to schedule a consultation to receive an individualized treatment plan and an estimate of associated costs.

Start Your Cosmetic Journey Today

We make planning your journey of transformation a beautiful experience. Schedule your personal consultation today to discuss your goals and receive expert advice on how to achieve them. We are here to help you navigate your options and select services that fit into your lifestyle. We love delivering results that improve our patients’ lives and can’t wait to help you achieve optimal health, beauty, and confidence.

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