An upper lip lift is performed by making an incision at the base of the nose, where the incision line is carefully camouflaged. A small amount of skin is removed and some of the upper lip skin is released to allow it to nicely re-drape. The skin is then pulled upwards and closed in layers.
Results & Aftercare:
There is generally minimal aftercare following an upper lip lift. A small amount of swelling and bruising is normal. Dr. McInnes will see you 5-6 days after your procedure to remove some of the tiny sutures himself. Dr. McInnes prefers that no makeup is worn on the incision until at minimum 48 hours after the sutures are removed.
The results of the upper lip lift will be notable right away, however, the final lip position will be obtained after 3-6 months, when the surgical site has time to fully mature. The carefully placed scar below the nose will take 1 year to fully mature. All scars thicken to some degree early on, and Dr. McInnes will advise you on how to take the best care of your scar, including sun avoidance, applying SPF facial moisturizer, scar gel and scar massage.
There are risks associated with your surgery. Please download the consent form designed by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) for a detailed list and description of the risks involved (found here). Risks of surgery will be discussed prior to your consent. It is important to address all your questions directly with Dr. McInnes.