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.
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.
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 Beverly Hills 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.
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.
The end result of a lip lift is subtle and natural, but several differences are noted after the procedure:
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 [email protected], and we can provide you with more information!
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