UPPER LIP LIFT – SUBNASAL LIFT
A long upper lip is a sign of aging and is therefore unsatisfactory from an aesthetic point of view. Upper lip lifting is a surgical proceedure giving a youthful appearance to the upper lip by shortening and shaping it. At the same time it lifts the vermillion of the upper lip and thereby increases its fullness. The procedure also discreetly exposes the patients upper incisisor teeth by several millimetres, giving a pleasant aesthetic attribute to the overall result.
A subnasal lift is performed by the removal of excess skin in the shape of a “bull horn” from the subnasal area.
- Generally, the procedure is performed under local anaesthetic but can be performed also under conscious sedation or general anaesthetic.
- The procedure can be completed in 40 minutes.
- Stitches are removed after 10 days.
- Post-surgery bruising and swelling may persist for between 7-10 days.