Revitalize the dazzle in your smile with a lip lift in Newport Beach, California. While many clients seek lip augmentation to achieve fuller, more luscious-looking lips, others may struggle with the position of the lips themselves, which can obscure or distort the smile. A lip lift can create a more youthful-looking aesthetic, and soften the facial expression in the process.
An upper lip lift addresses the distance between the top lip and the nose, pulling up the skin to expose more of the teeth, while a corner lip lift can help the lips from becoming permanent frowning. Dr. Grover, a renowned facial plastic surgeon in Newport Beach, can perform either of these procedures, or both at the same time to improve your confidence and reboot your smile.
There is no standard age for a lip lift procedure. Some people will undergo this surgery in their 20’s, while others will choose it in their 60’s or 70’s. The treatment will shorten the length between the nose and the upper lip, creating a more sensual and luscious look. It is also ideal for those who have obtained negative results with lip fillers and want to correct their “duck lips”.
Dr. Grover performs the upper lip lift at his immaculate, accredited outpatient medical facility in Orange County. He uses only local anesthesia to numb the patient before their procedure. The lip lift takes about 90 minutes total to perform. Sparing the muscles and nerves, Dr. Grover excises just a small amount of skin beneath the nose to lift the lip upwards, preserving spontaneity in the facial expression along with individuality.
The corner lip lift is also done under local anesthesia. In this case, the doctor will lift the corners of the mouth slightly with dissolvable sutures, again sparing the muscles and nerves and only excising a small amount of skin around the mouth. This procedure requires great subtlety and delicacy to insure the results appear natural and balanced, and Dr. Grover possesses the artistry to deliver such an outcome.Learn More About Dr. Grover
A deep plane lip lift is customized to your specific anatomy, releasing the deeper soft tissue layer, known as SMAS (superficial musculoaponeurotic system). The incision is made in the crease between the nose and upper lip during a deep plane lip lift. The SMAS layer is released and addressed with deep sutures, achieving a tension-free closure and nearly invisible scar, hidden in the folds of the skin.
Patients who would like to address a downturn at the corners of their upper lift can benefit from a corner lip lift. In some cases, a deep plane lip lift can address this. For others, a corner lip lift is needed to achieve balanced symmetry and a pleasant, natural upturn of the upper lip. A small incision is made at the vermillion border, and a small flap of skin is removed to lift the upper lip at the corners. After the incision heals, the scar is nearly imperceptible.
If you have an interest in learning more about the lip lift procedure, please contact Dr. Grover today in Orange County to set up your confidential consultation and find out if this treatment is right for your goals.
During this initial session, Dr. Grover will examine your lips, review your medical and surgical history, and answer all your questions in depth, including those regarding costs, financing and insurance; risks and benefits; recovery and downtime; and your final results. You will be provided with access to our extensive library of before and after photography for former lip lift clients.
You are also welcome to bring in a photo of a result you would like to achieve so that Dr. Grover can fully understand your expectations. Remember that it is best to envision improvement rather than perfection in order to be fully satisfied with your procedure.
Dr. Grover can also discuss additional facial contouring procedures with you during your consultation, such as lip augmentation, chin augmentation, rhinoplasty, facelift or facial fat transfer. Just ask.
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