Upper Lip Lifts in Indianapolis, IN
Patients who have lost significant bulk to their upper lip or have thin upper lip compared to their bottom lip can be a good candidate for a surgical procedure called a lip lift.
The lip lift is a very gratifying procedure for these patients as it allows them to augment their lips surgically when filling materials would either be seen by the observer or felt by the patient having them done.
Are You A Candidate For A Lip Lift?
The best candidate for a lip lift is the patient that has an ultrathin upper and lower lip. When evaluating whether a patient is a candidate for a lip lift, computer imaging is utilized to determine what a realistic augmentation is for the patient. Measurements to the millimeter are also taken off of the computerized image to yield surgical measurements for precision.
An aesthetically pleasing lip has a symmetrical contour to Cupid’s bow. A 1:1 height ration between the vertical height of the upper lip and vertical height of the lower lip is also sought.
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How Is A Lip Lift Performed?
The procedure is performed with the patient under a twilight or general anesthetic. A surgical incision utilizing the laser diamond scalpel is made at the junction of the white lip and pink lip. The pink lip tissue is elevated around the upper lip muscle into the region of the mouth. The pink lip is then rolled further outward toward the white lip. At the lateral edges of the lip, a small portion of tissue is usually removed from the white lip in order to give a greater bulk effect to the pink lip.
This is then sewn with very fine stitches to give a barely perceptible scar. Stitches are removed in 5-7 days. Make-up can then be applied. It usually takes several months for the scar to become barely perceptible. To increase the appearance of bulk to the lower lip, a lip advancement is usually performed. This entails dissecting segmental V-patterns of tissue from the lower lip and sewing them in an advanced manner called “V-Y”. Stitches placed in the lower lip are usually of the dissolvable type.
Preparing for Surgery
Prior to any surgical procedure, Dr. Chernoff recommends that all our patients read our “Patient Guide for Plastic Surgery”. The guide explains important points that all patients should think about as they are considering a surgical procedure.
Are There Non-Surgical or Minimally Invasive Facelift Procedures?
At Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery in Indianapolis, we advise our patients to first try injectable lip dermal fillers to augment and shape their lips to see if they are happy with the results. There are specific dermal fillers that are used to rejuvenate and enhance a patient’s lips.
Products such as Restylane Silk are FDA-approved to enhance lips by plumping up thinning lips and smoothing wrinkles around the mouth. Also, Juvéderm XC and Juvéderm Volbella XC is used to enhance a patient’s lips. These products are smooth, soft dermal fillers that can be more precisely and evenly injected in your delicate lip tissue.
Why Select Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery Center of Excellence?
Dr. Greg Chernoff is a triple board certified facial and reconstructive plastic surgeon.
If you are considering facial cosmetic surgery, then you want to find the best facial plastic surgeon. Finding the right surgeon can mean the difference between great natural-looking results that you are happy with or less than optimal results.
At Dr. Chernoff’s Cosmetic Surgery Facial Center of Excellence, you can be reassured that Dr. Greg Chernoff has the appropriate surgical certifications, extensive knowledge, experience, surgical skill and aesthetic vision. He is certified by The American Board of Facial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, and The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Chernoff is a renowned aesthetic surgeon and educator.
You can trust your delicate facial surgical enhancement procedures to Dr. Chernoff. He has performed thousands of cosmetic surgeries and procedures for men and women in Indianapolis, IN and the surrounding communities and states for over 20 years.
You only have one face. Be sure to select the most experienced facial plastic surgeon for your facial enhancement procedure so you can look “Your Natural Best!”
Select the Best for Natural
If you desire a Center of Excellence for cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures, look no further than Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery in Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Greg Chernoff is a triple board-certified physician who is passionate about helping his patients achieve their goals. Our commitment to you is to provide outstanding patient care and optimal results.