Lip injections make the lips fuller, but they increase the volume of the lip in three dimensions; up and down but also OUT. For some people, this is the effect they want. For others, they want to see more upper lip, but do not want the lip to stand out. A lip lift will increase the vertical length of the lip without making it stick out. It also gives a bit more dental show.
Dr Rodman can do these procedures in the office with local anesthesia, or in the operating room depending on the patient’s preference. There are stitches that stay in for 5-6 days and potential for a little bruising and swelling in the week after. If the procedure is done well, the scar is well hidden in the shadow under the nose.
The lip lift is performed less now due to the popularity of fillers, but it should not be forgotten! It give a different result than filler. It is a great option for patients who have noticed thinning of the lips or decrease in the red lip as the rest of the upper lip droops with age. The lip lift is an easy procedure with a minimal and well hidden scar. Most importantly, it is permanent!
For patients who are unsure if they are a candidate, Dr Rodman can help patients decide between lip fillers and a lip lift in your office consultation. At your visit, Dr. Rodman will discuss your goals, as well as perform an exam. Together you will decide which procedure will best meet your needs.