Lip lifts are one of the most popular procedures offered by Tampa, Florida facial plastic surgery expert, Dr. Demetri. The procedure offers a subtle yet impactful way to enhance your facial features. Whether the cause is genetics or diminished volume due to the aging process, if you are unsatisfied with your lip appearance, cosmetic lip surgery may be the ideal solution. In the following sections we will explore the top benefits of a lip lift procedure with Dr. Demetri. 

What Is a Lip Lift? 

During a lip lift procedure, Dr. Demetri creates a fuller and more defined lip appearance by shortening the space between the nose and the upper lip. Using modern techniques that allow for the patient to be awake and comfortable with a local anesthetic, Dr. Demetri conceals the incisions in the natural crease under the nose, this surgical method supports faster healing and provides symmetric elevation to the upper lip. 

The Top Benefits of a Lip Lift

While cosmetic fillers can achieve a natural-looking lip enhancement in many patients, in some individuals they can also become obvious or artificial looking in their appearance over time. Surgical lip enhancement or a lip lift can discreetly rejuvenate one’s facial appearance with long-term results and the following benefits:

Improved Lip Shape- Whether genetics or aging are the reason for an upper lip lacking in fullness or definition, a lip lift can address this by shortening the space between the nose and upper lip. This enhancement is not just about volume but about creating a balanced and proportionate look that complements your overall facial structure.

Enhanced Smile- A lip lift can also significantly enhance your smile. By adjusting the position of the upper lip, this procedure allows more of your teeth to show when you smile, giving you a more engaging and attractive smile. 

More Youthful Appearance- Another major benefit of a lip lift is a more youthful appearance. As we age, the distance between the nose and the upper lip can increase, making the face appear longer and older. A lip lift helps to reverse this effect, restoring a youthful balance to your face.

Less Downtime- The recovery process is straightforward, with most patients returning to regular activities within a week. Temporary swelling and mild discomfort may occur for a few days and are managed with over-the-counter-pain medication. This quick recovery period makes a lip lift an attractive option for those with busy lifestyles who want to enhance their appearance without a lengthy interruption.

Long-Lasting Results- A lip lift offers a lasting and cost-effective solution for improvement. Unlike lip enhancement with cosmetic fillers that require regular maintenance touch-ups, with proper care, the results of a lip lift can last for many years.

Contact Us to Learn More

To discover more information about cosmetic lip lift surgery or other procedures, we invite you to request an appointment. Dr. Demetri is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in facial plastic surgery. Contact us today at the Tampa facial plastic surgery office of Dr. Demetri to schedule a consultation.