A lip lift can be an excellent option to deal with a variety of complaints including:
The skin between the upper lip and nostrils is called the philtrum. Through slightly reducing its height, the upper lip is flipped out – without being left with the ‘duck pout’ appearance that fillers can sometimes leave patients with. Lip lift surgery involves a small incision in the fold under the nose and is able to be performed under local anaesthetic.
Lip lift surgery is most appropriate for both men and women who have teeth that can appear hidden by a lengthened or sagging upper lip area – or also known as an ‘elongated philtrum’.
Specialist Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon
Dr Raja Sawhney is a well established and respected Board Certified Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic surgeon. As the Director of Sculpted Clinic on the Gold Coast of Australia, he specialises in Reconstructive surgery including deformities caused by trauma or cancer. His vast experience, skill and knowledge in complex breast surgery including complications of breast augmentation and cancer reconstruction presents a unique opportunity to his patients on the Gold Coast.
Dr Raja Sawhney is the Director of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Gold Coast University and Robina Hospitals on the Gold Coast of Australia.
He performs most of his cosmetic and private reconstructive surgeries at Gold Coast Private Hospital. He also has admitting rights at Pindara and John Flynn Hospitals, as well as Brisbane Private Hospital.
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The procedure involves an incision under the nose (discreetly where the nostrils meet the upper lip). A small section of skin is then removed from this area. The procedure results in a smaller distance between the nose and lip (philtrum), ultimately enhancing the cupids bow, and assisting the top lip in rolling outwards more, making it appear larger.
One of the most important parts of your lip lift journey is a healthy recovery. Dr Raja Sawhney will ensure that you are always as comfortable as possible and ensure that your recovery process is as smooth as possible. Your body’s natural response to the surgery will result in minor bruising and swelling in the area, but you may begin to see results within three to four days.
For convenience, dissolvable sutures will be used during the procedure, meaning that the patient will not have to return to the clinic to get the stitches removed. A follow-up appointment will be scheduled, this will ensure that the patient is healing properly and that you and the surgeon are both satisfied with the results.
Rest and care will help with the process of recovering as quickly as possible. It is recommended that the patient undertakes a temporary diet of soft foods, and a restriction on strenuous physical activity. This will help to avoid irritation and minimise potential scarring.