THE 9 TOP FAQ’s FOR A LIPLIFT [2min read]

The Liplift has a comeback in the last couple of years. This is mainly due to improved surgical concepts, that lead to natural appearing results and unnoticeable scars. Read about the most important FAQ’s that patients ask us.


How do you avoid an unnatural look after a lip lift?

[ + ]   It is important to respect the individual anatomy, which already starts by the shape of your teeth, as they set the foundation for your lips. Skin quality and thickness of soft tissue need to be analysed, just like your movement patterns. A thorough evaluation is the prerequisite for a natural result. A natural look is based on preservation of lip proportions. Unnatural lips are frequently too big and unbalanced. The ideal appearance requires the lower lip to be slightly bigger than the upper lip.


How long should an ideal upper lip be?

[ + ]   In literature, we can find ideal aesthetic measurements for almost every detail of a beautiful face. However, these ideals are only guidelines, and do not guarantee facial beauty in every patient. Experienced liplift surgeons tailor their surgical liplift plan to the proportions and movement patterns of each patient. This includes the shape of your face, the balance between cheeks, nose, and chin just like the details of your mouth described above. Instead of focussing on a specific distance between your red lips and your nose, you should have a consultation in order to learn what shape will be ideal for you.


Am I a good candidate for a lip lift?

[ + ]   You are likely to be a good candidate, if you have a long upper lip, thin red lips or your upper lip covers most of your upper teeth.


Is a lip lift a popular procedure?

[ + ]   The lip lift is becoming more and more popular – again. While early techniques would frequently lead to conspicuous scars, and overdone, unnatural shapes of the upper lip, modern liplift surgery offers a broader spectrum of solutions with significantly less apparent scars and natural results.


I just want my upper lips done, is that ok?

[ + ]   Certainly, a selective correction of your upper lips can be the only detail that needs attention. In order to secure a natural look, it is important to respect the balance between the upper and the lower lip. Ideally your lower lip should always be a bit fuller than your upper lip.  During consultation, your surgeon will be able to explain the principle of aesthetic lips to you in every detail.


The corners of my mouth have started to hang, can you correct this?

[ + ]   This particular change can be addressed with a specific surgical technique, known as a corner of the mouth lift. This cosmetic surgical procedure is performed in local anaesthesia and elevates drooping corners of the mouth as well as resolves folds underneath the corners of the mouth (Marionette lines).


Will the scar of a lip lift be noticeable?

[ + ]   In order to achieve an inconspicuous scar, certain technical principles already need to be respected during surgery. Depending on the appearance of your healing scar, secondary procedures (e.g. dermabrasion, stem cell treatment) might be added that will improve the final outcome. This will strongly depend on your skin type, your age and your habits.


What are the risks?

[ + ]   Apart from general risks of any surgery – which include: infection, inflammation, bleeding, bruising, swelling, redness, wound healing disorder, chronic pain, scarring – specific risks include numbness or tingling of your lips, asymmetry, aesthetically unpleasing appearance, descent or elongation of the upper lip or a conspicuous scar.


How can I find out more?

[ + ]   In order to find out more you should book a consultation. Your surgeon will be able to answer all of your questions and explain the procedure in detail in reference to your lip anatomy.