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What is a lip lift?

A lip lift can add volume to thin lips, better define lip borders, smoothen wrinkles, and make uneven lips proportional. Dr. Leong has meticulous attention to detail and excellent technique; however, what sets him apart is the high level of integrity and transparency that is present in everything he does. His results are always natural and refined, and his patients can always trust that they are in good hands.

What are the results of a lip lift?

Each lip lift performed by Dr. Leong at Sisten Facial Plastic Surgery is tailored to meet the patient’s expectations while considering their medical history and particular needs. During the initial consultation, Dr. Leong carefully examines your lips and listens to your goals. Lip lifts do the following:

  • Reduce the space between the nose and mouth
  • Make it easier to see teeth while smiling
  • Plump the lips
  • Minimize the appearance of a long mid-face area
  • Refine or construct a ‘cupid’s bow’
  • Transform thin, pale lips into luscious pink ones
  • Smoothen wrinkles or lines in the lips
  • Define the corner and borders of the lips
  • Create a fresh-faced look
  • Decrease dependency on fillers

Is a lip lift appropriate for me?

A lip lift is ideal for anyone who is unhappy with the way their lips look. A lip lift can add volume to thin lips, better define lip borders, and make uneven lips proportional. Dr. Leong takes the time to listen to every patient’s needs and considers their medical history to determine if a lip lift is appropriate for them.

This procedure is most suited to non-smokers who are in good overall health. Those with a history of cold sores may require a further assessment by Dr. Leong to see if this procedure woud be safe and effective for them.

Lip lift - what to expect?

This procedure is performed under local anesthesia. Patients do not feel any pain, and avoiding general anesthesia greatly reduces recovery time. Based on a customized plan he created to address the patient’s individual needs and goals, Dr. Leong makes micro incisions under the nose. Incisions are always discrete and scarring is minimal.

Dr. Leong then removes excess skin via those incisions and raises the upper lip in accordance with the patient’s ideal aesthetic. If the patient desires an altered lip shape, Dr. Leong places small incisions in other areas of the mouth to sculpt the new shape. Results are always natural and elegant, never exaggerated or overdone.

Recovery after a lip lift

After a lip lift, it is normal to experience swelling and bruising, and some mild discomfort too. Dr. Leong typically recommends the use of an ice pack and pain medication as needed. Patients need significant rest and should recline with their head elevated. After 2-3 weeks, the incision lines can be covered up with concealer; eventually, they will fade and be barely noticeable. The full effects of a lip lift are visible in as little as 4 to 6 weeks.

Lip Lift Morgantown WV

Paul Leong MD FACS

The Facial Specialist

Dr. Leong completed his medical degree at the Yale University School of Medicine. He then dedicated the next seven years honing his skills specifically in head, face, and neck surgery at the University of Pittsburgh—a university consistently ranked among the top five otolaryngology programs in the country. Dr. Leong continued to develop his surgical skills through a fellowship in Advanced Oncologic Surgery of the Head and Neck at the Pittsburgh Medical Center. This was followed by yet another fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Oregon Health Sciences University.

Dr. Paul Leong, Lip Lift Expert

Contact Sistine Facial Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation with Dr. Leong and learn more about the perfect lip lift. Dr. Leong is an esteemed and in-demand facial cosmetic surgeon who specializes each and every lip lift procedure he performs. Because no two people are alike, no two surgeries are alike; his patients’ specific expectations, facial anatomy, and cosmetic goals are the basis of each surgical plan. Your face is invaluable. Choose an expert.

To learn more, contact us today and schedule a consultation for one of the best lip lift Morgantown, West Virginia has to offer.

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