Lip Lift in Baltimore, MD
Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Theda C. Kontis offers lip lifts to the residents of Baltimore, Maryland, Washington, DC, and the surrounding areas.
As we get older, the lips begin to sag, shrink, and lose definition as the bony support of the upper lip begins to droop. The lip starts to appear flat, and corners may turn down, aging the face and creating an unsatisfactory appearance. Lip lift surgery reduces the distance from the base of the nose and the upper lip, making the vermillion, or red portion, of the lip more prominent. If you are unhappy with thin lips or an overly long upper lip, a lip lift can elevate and contour the lips, bringing new life and youthfulness to your face.
How is a lip lift done?
The lip lift procedure used will depend on your individual needs and the look you hope to achieve. A central lift uses a small incision underneath the nose, which shortens the upper lip and lifts the vermillion to give the appearance of greater lip volume. Drooping or down-turned lips can be addressed with small incisions along the side of the mouth, which lift the corners into a more attractive position. Incisions are very small, and any scars are hidden in the natural creases of the face and nose.
What can I expect after lip lift surgery?
The procedure itself takes about half an hour, with full recovery in a day or two. A soft-food diet should be followed for a week after surgery, and lip movement should be restricted. Lip lift surgery is a quick and relatively easy way to restore youthful proportions to your mouth, creating a natural, more attractive pout to your lips.
Board certified in both Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Dr. Theda C. Kontis specializes in surgical and nonsurgical procedures that achieve youthful and natural results for the residents of Baltimore, Maryland, Washington, DC, and the surrounding areas.