Full lips are a sign of youth and beauty. The popularity of lipstick and filler treatment to accentuate lips serves to highlight how highly society values this beauty trait
As we get older the fullness of our lips decreases. This is accentuated by the distance between the nostril and upper lip increasing. This results in the typically thin upper lip of older age.
Using a filler can help but it only adds volume to the lip and does nothing to correct the imbalance in length of the upper lip. Excess filler can deform the appearance of the upper lip.
A surgical lip lift is an ideal solution in this situation. It reduces the distance between the nose and the upper lip and also rotates out the upper lip making it look plumper and full
Dr. Faisal will assess your face and recommend the procedure if you are a suitable candidate
The procedure is performed in the clinic whilst you are awake
The proportions of the upper lip are measured and the area that needs to be removed precisely marked
The most uncomfortable part of the procedure is the local anaesthetic injection. This will make the procedure painless and also reduce bleeding
The skin will then be excised in the shape of a bull horn. The final scar will skirt around the base of the nose and over time will not be visible.
Critical deep stitches are then placed to secure the upper lip to the base of the nose. Fine stitches are then inserted to the skin to ensure a fine scar
Immediately after the surgery, there will be swelling
Dr. Faisal will discharge you shortly after the procedure with pain killers and antibiotics
There will be mild discomfort and this will ease over the following 72 hours
The swelling may increase over the first 48-72 hours. Dr. Faisal advises you to use an ice pack for 5 minutes every hour for the first 5 days to help limit this. The majority of the swelling takes 1 week and rarely 2 weeks to subside, however, a residual amount will take 6 weeks to settle
Dr. Faisal, the best Plastic Surgeon in Dubai will review you at 1 week to remove the stitches
Scar management will begin at 2-3 weeks typically
You can return to work at 1 week
A return to the gym can be made at 4 weeks
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