Dr Thierry Bron - Llifting des lèvres

Lip lift

A lip lift raises an excessively thin upper lip, giving a very natural result since lip height is increased without excessive projection. This intervention avoids a duck face, which is seen all too often after excessive filler (hyaluronic acid) injections.

EXTRA

Crisalix is 3D simulation software that shows the results of aesthetic surgery. This tool helps patients better express their request and enables surgeons to give clear, reasoned explanations. Patients are therefore better informed when they decide to have an operation.

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

  • Who is a lip lift intended for?
    A lip lift is for patients whose lip is too thin and who want to increase its height and make it look fuller. This restores a feminine-looking mouth.
  • Why have a lip lift rather than hyaluronic acid injections?
    This short intervention can redefine upper lips that are too thin for hyaluronic acid injections. A lot of hyaluronic acid would have to be injected to obtain a good height for an excessively thin lip. The result might be satisfactory front on, but would be too protruding from a sideways angle, giving an unsightly duck face that is avoided by a lip lift. Furthermore, a lip lift gives a definitive result, unlike injections, which have to be repeated several times.
  • Is this a painful intervention?
    This intervention is not particularly painful. There may be some discomfort for a few days after the intervention, which is relieved effectively by level 1 analgesics (e.g. Paracetamol).

Before the intervention

  • 2 consultations need to be arranged: one with the plastic surgeon and the other with the anaesthetist.
  • Stop smoking 1 month before the intervention
  • Do not take aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs for 10 days before the intervention.
  • Pre-operative photos are taken.
  • 15-day reflection period between the 1st consultation and the intervention.

Day of the intervention

  • Local anaesthetic in conjunction with diazanalgesia, or general anaesthetic.
  • Duration of the intervention: 30-45 minutes on average.
  • You can go home the same day as the intervention (outpatient procedure).

After the intervention

  • There may be oedemata and ecchymoses for a few days after the intervention.
  • The stitches are not removed since they are absorbable.
  • Apply antibiotic ointment for 1 week.
  • Return to work: after 1-8 days, depending on your work environment.
  • Resume sport: after 10 days.
  • Final result obtained: immediately, with the definitive result once the oedema has completely disappeared (after a few days).
  • Follow-up consultations after 1 and 6 months for a clinical check-up and to take post-operative photographs.

Prices

  • On the basis of a specialized quote, from 2,900 €

Our prices include hospitalization, operating room, anesthesia, surgery, surgical assistance and follow-up for one year.

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