Dr. Hootan Daneshmand
Lip Lift in Bakersfield & Orange Co
Lip Lift Plastic Surgery
What is a Lip Lift?
A lip lift is a surgical procedure that shortens the space between the nose and the top of the lip, called the “philtrum.” As a result, this procedure makes the top lip look fuller, and also shows more of your top teeth when your lips are resting.
Other Lip Enhancements
What’s the Difference Between a Lip Lift and Lip Fillers?
Lip lifts are different from fillers because while lifts add more height, fillers add more volume to the lips. Lip lifts are permanent because it’s a surgical procedure, meanwhile, fillers are temporary. Dermal fillers are a cheaper route to fuller lips, with results lasting between six months to a year. When receiving fillers, you can expect a quick and painless hyaluronic acid compound injected into your lips.
What’s the Difference Between a Lip Lift and Lip Augmentations?
Lip augmentations by comparison are more permanent and expensive than fillers. Similar to a lift, an augmentation is a surgical procedure that injects a patient’s grafted fat (from the belly button area) directly into the lips. As a result, lips augmented with fat will stay plump for five years or more.
What’s the Difference Between a Lip Lift and a Lip Flip?
Similar to fillers, a lip flip is another non-surgical way to enhance your lips. A lip flip is also a lot cheaper than a lift or an augmentation. A lip flip involves Botox injections into your upper lip to relax the muscles and then “flip” the lip upwards. As a result, this makes your top lip look fuller without actually increasing its volume.
Who is a Good Candidate for a Lip Flip?
People who typically pick a lip flip over a lip lift:
- Want fuller lips without fillers
- Have upper lips that “disappear” when they smile
- Want a less “gummy” smile, which is when your smile shows more of your gums than you would like.
But the effects of a lip flip only last between eight to 12 weeks, which is why many people opt for lifts or fillers.
How Much Do Lip Flips Cost?
A lip flip is an elective, cosmetic procedure, so it’s not covered by insurance. However, it’s one of the most affordable lip procedures on the market. Because lip flips involve very little Botox, it presently costs between $80 and $500.
Side Effects of Lip Flips
Lip flips are a very safe and quick procedure because it involves such a small amount of Botox. However, too much Botox injections could cause:
- Difficulty to close lips
- The inability to spit or whistle
- Trouble forming words
- Drooping on one side of the mouth, similar to the appearance of a stroke
- Trouble keeping fluids in your mouth after drinking
- The rarest side effect of any procedure involving Botox is Botulism. See your doctor immediately if you experience any of these symptoms:
- Trouble swallowing
- Slurred speech
- Difficulty breathing
- Blurred vision
Different Types of Lip Lifts
Direct Lip Lift
Central Lip Lift
Corner Lip Lift
Italian Lip Lift
Who is a Good Candidate for a Lip Lift?
Lip Lift Procedure
How Much is a Lip Lift?
What to Expect During a Lip Lift Procedure
Potential Complications of a Lip Lift
- Abnormal scarring
- Fluid accumulation (seroma)
- Poor wound healing or separation
- Blood loss during or after surgery
- Nerve damage
- Loss of sensation around the nose and mouth
- Allergic reactions to anesthesia