Lip Lift

In Chicago

PROCEDURE TIME
4-6 HOURS
RECOVERY TIME
12-21 DAYS

As we journey through life, our facial features naturally evolve. While some changes are welcomed, others might not align with how we perceive our best selves. Your lips, often a focal point of expression, can dramatically influence your overall appearance. Whether you're looking to restore volume to your lips, smooth out lines and wrinkles, balance asymmetries, or simply accentuate your natural allure, a lip lift can be a transformative solution. At Impressions Face + Body, we celebrate your uniqueness and are committed to helping you achieve the aesthetic vision you desire.

Lip Lift in Chicago

Undergoing a lip lift is a significant decision, entrusting a part of yourself to the hands of a professional. At Impressions Face + Body in Chicago, we recognize the importance of this trust. Our exceptional team, led by the esteemed Dr. Dayan, brings years of refined experience, combined with the latest advancements in cosmetic techniques. We blend scientific precision with artistic sensitivity to deliver results that enhance your appearance and honor your beauty. With our expert care, your lip lift will be a step towards harmonizing your external look with your inner confidence.

What is a Lip Lift?

A lip lift is a specialized surgical procedure aimed at elevating and accentuating the upper lip to achieve a fuller, more defined appearance. In this procedure, our skilled surgeons meticulously reduce the gap between your upper lip and nose, removing a small segment of skin to naturally elevate the lip. This technique enhances lip fullness and defines the lip border. It can be finely adjusted to gently lift the corners of the mouth resulting in a subtle, permanent smile to your facial expression.

Chicago’s Trusted Lip Lift Surgeons

As leading cosmetic specialists in the greater Chicagoland area, Dr. Caughlin and Dr. Dayan are dedicated to collaborating closely with you to realize your ultimate aspiration: a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance that reflects your true self.

Dr. Steven Dayan

A trailblazer in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Steven Dayan is at the forefront of innovation in cosmetic surgery and treatments. With over 23 years of clinical experience, he combines his in-depth research and educational pursuits with his clinical practice. As the founder of a renowned medical research company and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Dayan's commitment to excellence is evident in every aspect of his work. Choosing Dr. Dayan for your lip lift procedure means stepping closer to achieving your aesthetic goals and revealing your innate beauty and vitality with unparalleled care.

Dr. Ben Caughlin

Renowned for his innovative techniques, including the signature procedures Cheekago™ and The Face BBL™, Dr. Ben Caughlin has established himself as a globally recognized facial surgeon. His philosophy centers on enhancing each individual's natural beauty. Through comprehensive consultations and detailed facial evaluations, Dr. Caughlin devises customized rejuvenation plans for his patients. He aims to achieve a naturally youthful look, employing minimally invasive techniques to bring your vision to life.

What to Expect for Your Lip Lift Procedure

At Impressions Face + Body in Chicago, we ensure a smooth and thorough care experience, beginning with your initial consultation and continuing to your post-procedure follow-up.

Your Lip Lift Consultation

In your consultation for a lip lift with renowned Chicago Facial Plastic Surgeons Dr. Dayan or Dr. Caughlin, understanding your unique story and aesthetic aspirations is our top priority. During this personalized session, your surgeon will thoroughly examine your facial structure and discuss your medical history to ensure a comprehensive understanding of your needs.

This collaborative approach ensures that we accurately assess whether a lip lift is your ideal solution. Working together, we will craft a customized lip lift treatment plan that aligns perfectly with your aesthetic goals, setting the stage for a transformation that resonates with your vision.

How to Prepare for Your Lip Lift

Proper preparation is key to the success of your lip lift procedure. During your initial consultation, you must give a detailed account of all medications and supplements you're currently taking, as this will inform the comprehensive pre-procedure instructions we provide. These guidelines typically include ceasing smoking at least two weeks in advance to enhance the healing process, refraining from alcohol consumption for a minimum of 24 hours before the procedure, and ensuring you are well-hydrated leading up to your appointment.

During Your Lip Lift Procedure

A lip lift, particularly the subnasal type, is a sophisticated surgical procedure that enhances the upper lip's aesthetic. It starts with small, strategically placed incisions at the base of the nose. A specific amount of skin is delicately removed through these incisions, shortening the space between the nose and the upper lip. This technique lifts the upper lip, prominently exposing the pink vermillion, contributing to a fuller, more youthful appearance.

The scars are expertly concealed within the natural creases between the nostrils, face, and inside the nostrils. Initially, these scars can be easily covered with a small amount of makeup. Over time, as the healing progresses, they evolve into very fine, barely noticeable lines. These subtle scars blend seamlessly into the natural contours and shadows of the nostrils, making them virtually unnoticeable.

Lip Lift Aftercare & Recovery Timeline

Lip lifts are a testament to surgical artistry, designed to redefine your smile with lasting impact. While the procedure is carried out with your comfort in mind, it entails a recovery period. During this phase, you may experience discomfort as your lips heal, gradually revealing their enhanced, beautifully sculpted new shape.

  • Avoid strenuous activity for about one week.
  • Avoid aggressive or exaggerated mouth movements for one week.
  • Expect swelling and bruising for approximately one week.
  • Sutures will be removed about 7-10 days after the procedure.

Am I a Good Candidate for Lip Lift?

Ideal candidates for a lip lift are diverse and include individuals seeking to enhance their facial aesthetics in various ways. This procedure is particularly well-suited for those with a naturally thin upper lip or individuals experiencing an increased distance between the nose and upper lip, often a subtle change occurring with age. Aging patients who notice their lips have become less everted may also find this surgery beneficial. It also offers a more permanent solution than lip fillers for those desiring lasting results. A lip lift can also be the right choice for individuals who wish to reveal more of their teeth when smiling, contributing to a brighter, more youthful appearance.

Lip Lift Benefits

As with many cosmetic procedures, a successful lip lift can significantly boost self-esteem and confidence by enhancing one's appearance, among other benefits including:

  • Improved Lip Aesthetics: A lip lift can create a more pronounced Cupid's bow, giving the upper lip a more defined shape. This can enhance the overall appearance of the lips, making them look more youthful and attractive.
  • Reduced Signs of Aging: Over time, the area between the nose and the upper lip can lengthen, causing the lips to look thinner and older. A lip lift can reverse these signs of aging by shortening this area, giving the mouth a more youthful appearance.
  • Increased Lip Volume: While a lip lift doesn't add volume like fillers, it can create the illusion of fuller lips by exposing more pink lip tissue.
  • Balanced Facial Features: For some individuals, a lip lift can bring better balance and harmony to their facial features, especially if they have a longer philtrum (the area between the nose and the upper lip).
  • Permanent Results: Unlike temporary solutions like lip fillers, a lip lift permanently alters the lip area.
How much does a lip lift cost in Chicago?
The cost of a lip lift in Chicago will vary depending on the specific requirements of the procedure, the surgeon's expertise and any customized adjustments can also influence the final price.
How painful is a lip lift?
While a lip lift is a surgical procedure, it is typically not overly painful, but some discomfort is expected during the recovery period. As your lips heal and adapt to their newly enhanced shape, you may experience mild to moderate discomfort, a normal part of the healing process.
Are there any Lip Lift Risks?
As with all surgeries, lip lifts have potential complications. This is why it’s important to undergo the procedure with an experienced board-certified facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Dayan or Dr. Caughlin.
How long do lip lift results last?
A lip lift is ideal for those who want a more permanent solution to lip fillers. While aging may alter the effects of the procedure, the results are a permanent part of your facial structure, offering enduring enhancement that gracefully evolves with your natural aging process.
Is a lip lift better than lip filler?
The lip augmentation treatment you choose depends entirely on your aesthetic goals. During your consultation with the Impressions Face + Body team, we will discuss the differences between these two procedures.
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