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Lip Lift

Having full lips gives you a more youthful and attractive appearance, but as time goes by, these youthful features will eventually be stolen away from you. The aging process causes our bodies to go through many changes, and this includes the thinning of your lips. With a lip lift from the board-certified surgeon and facial surgery expert, Dr. Demetri, however, your full lips can be reclaimed once again.

What is a Lip Lift?

There are many variations of lip lifting procedures, specifically for the upper lip. Older techniques of lip lifts placed incisions at the vermillion border, which would leave patients with a poorly defined junction and an unsightly scar. Recently, newer methods have emerged, which not only provide a more substantial lift but also hide the scar.

How is a Lip Lift Done?

The procedure is usually performed with our patient awake under local anesthesia. Incisions are hidden under the base of the nose in the natural crease that is present there. With the Tampa technique Dr. Demetri uses, there is a quick healing time and symmetric elevation to the upper lip. The complications from the older methods are rarely seen in our modern approach.


Why Would I Need a Lip Lift?

In younger patients, this procedure is typically done to avoid the unnatural appearance that can be brought on with too much filler injections. Not all patients respond well to filler in their lips. The lift Dr. Demetri performs will offer the upper lip a more defined appearance with greater volume. As we age, the upper lip loses volume and increases in length. When this is performed in older patients, the lift helps restore a more youthful facial appearance around the mouth.

Am I an Ideal Candidate?

Ideal candidates for a lip augmentation procedure are individuals seeking enhancement in lip aesthetics and desiring a more youthful appearance. However, certain contraindications may impact candidacy. Those with a history of keloid scarring, active cold sores, or certain autoimmune conditions may not be suitable candidates for this procedure.

Your Consultation

Your journey to a redefined smile begins with a comprehensive consultation with Tampa facial plastic surgeon Dr. Demetri. During this personalized session, Dr. Demetri will assess your unique facial anatomy, discuss your aesthetic goals, and tailor a treatment plan that aligns with your desires. You’ll receive detailed insights into the lip lift procedure, including expectations, recovery, and post-operative care.

What Does a Lip Lift Do?

The end result of a lip lift is subtle and natural, but several differences are noted after the procedure:


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Recovery and Healing

Following your upper lip lift in Tampa, a brief recovery period is expected. Temporary swelling and mild discomfort are common but diminish within a few days. Dr. Demetri will provide post-operative instructions to optimize healing, including specific care routines and follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and ensure a smooth recovery.

Cost of Lip Lift Procedure

The cost of a lip lift with Dr. Demetri is tailored to individual needs and treatment plans. Factors such as the complexity of the procedure and personalized enhancements influence the overall price.

Contact Our Office

Dr. Demetri is widely considered by his patients to offer the best lip lift Tampa residents can depend on. He is a board-certified surgeon who is dedicated to helping every patient experience the best version of themselves. Dr. Demetri also performs his lip lift procedure on patients from neighboring Florida communities, including but not limited to Clearwater and St. Petersburg. If you are considering a lip lift, please give our office a call at 813-603-3110 or email us at info@DrDemetriMD.com, and we can provide you with more information!


What Are the Different Types of Lip Lift Procedures, and How Do They Differ?

There are several types of lip lift procedures, each designed to enhance the appearance of the lips in different ways.

Direct Lip Lift removes a strip of skin directly above the upper lip, shortening the space between the nose and the lip to enhance the upper lip’s prominence.
Tampa or Bullhorn Lift, one of the most common types, involves an incision beneath the nostrils in a bullhorn shape, lifting the central portion of the upper lip to reveal more of the vermillion.
Corner Lip Lift targets the edges of the mouth to counteract downturned lips, creating a more youthful and happy expression. Each procedure has specific indications based on individual anatomy and desired outcomes.

What Are the Long-Term Effects of a Lip Lift on Lip Shape and Volume?

Over time, the results may soften as the natural aging process affects the skin’s elasticity, but the enhanced lip contour remains.

How Does Aging Affect the Results of a Lip Lift?

Aging can lead to some relaxation of the lifted area and changes in facial volume. However, the overall enhancement of the lip’s shape and position is maintained.

Can a Lip Lift Reversed or Altered?

Reversing a lip lift is more complex and may not restore the original appearance due to the removal of skin and alterations made during the initial surgery.

How Should Patients Choose a Surgeon for a Lip Lift?

Patients should seek a consultation with a board-certified facial plastic surgeon with experience in lip lift procedures. A reputable surgeon will be transparent about the risks, benefits, and realistic outcomes of the procedure. Before-and-after photos of previous patients will provide valuable insight into their aesthetic approach.

Very natural

“I’ve been searching for a great DR for a while now in LA and I’m so glad I found Dr Demetri. He takes such good care of his patients and I’m loving his results. Very natural which is hard to find! Will not let anyone else touch my face.”

by H. H.

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Non-Surgical Option

If you are looking for a non-surgical lip lift option, Dr.Demetri does offer Botox, as well. To learn more about Botox click here

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